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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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Location: Sylvainia
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Mein Auto: Z4M Coupe, 540i,Silverado
Anyone else

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...
99 540i-6 Sport & 07 Z4///M Coupe
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:27 PM
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Location: AB, Canada
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Mein Auto: '02 540i/6
I'm with you that, my winter beater is an '07 F150
Previous BMW's:
1980 E21
1985 E24
1986 E28
1984, 1986 E30
1992 E32
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:43 PM
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Under the lift arms
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Join Date: Aug 2010
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Mein Auto: E39 540, E36 328is, E83x3
my winter beater is another bmw,

my winter beater is a 97 328is
Specializing In BMW, Audi, Mercedes Benz ,Volkswagen, Volvo

"Burning 2nd is a lot like vitamin tonic. Overly harsh, tastes like crap, but somewhere in all that there's good intent......just have to learn to read between the lines, actually you have to squint really hard to see the good, but its there somewhere"

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Old 03-02-2015, 03:52 PM
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Mein Auto: 12- 2002 530i Auto,
Nope, the 530i is my daily driver. Even in the winter. It just gets washed periodically,
Current: 12/16/2002 530i Auto Titangrau/Standardscwarz

R.I.P. Otto, 04/17/97 - 02/02/15 You'll be missed my drunken Bavarian friend.

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Old 03-02-2015, 03:58 PM
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Mein Auto: 2001 540i6
winter... what is this winter you speak of??? lol

Ahh California... where the rain shovels itself, haha.
Current Ride: 2001 540i6/Cosmos on Black/E60 SSK/CDV Delete/ZHP Knob/Euro Corners/M5 Front Bumper w/front respray/SS Brake Lines/Drilled and Slotted Rotors
Coming Soon: Tint/Rear M-Tech Bumper/Cat Back Magnaflow
Past Loves: 00 528iA/95 M3/90 535i5
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:52 PM
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Mein Auto: 2000 DINAN 540, 1997 528
My bimmer is my daily driver. Looking for a 3rd set of tires for the transitional times between the winter and summer seasons.
Dinan F&R strut tower brace, M5 F&R sway bars, Koni Sports, Eibach springs, Powerflex polyurethane bushings, Dinan stage 2 engine software, Stage 1 trans software, Zionsville cooling kit, resonator delete, Dinan exhaust, Dinan throttle body, AFE cai, Black powder coated valve covers, 18' style 5's, 235/40/18 275/35/18, Ultimate cup holders, rear cup holder delete/coin holder, Hella taillights, clear sides, Depo AE, M5 lip spoiler,
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:53 PM
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Mein Auto: 540/6, S60 Volvo, Tribeca
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.

2000 540/6 Slightly tweeked...everywhere
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