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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 03-01-2015, 08:35 PM
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Drive a 'winter beater' to keep the bimmer off the roads ...I live in NW ohio and we get some hella bad winters...currently I am driving a 93 F150 till April 1 or after we get our first real rain to wash all the Damned salt off the road...
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I'm with you that, my winter beater is an '07 F150
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:43 PM
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my winter beater is another bmw,

my winter beater is a 97 328is
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:52 PM
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Nope, the 530i is my daily driver. Even in the winter. It just gets washed periodically,
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winter... what is this winter you speak of??? lol

Ahh California... where the rain shovels itself, haha.
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My bimmer is my daily driver. Looking for a 3rd set of tires for the transitional times between the winter and summer seasons.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:53 PM
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I've always had a winter beater, not really a beater, that's just what I call it. An '08 Subaru Tribeca Limited.
My 540 has never seen winter roads.
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