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Old 02-15-2012, 10:03 PM
MauiBoy MauiBoy is offline
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Mein Auto: 2003 BMW 540iA M-sport
Lightbulb FS: 2003 540iA M-sport - Alpine White/Black Leather - Navigation - H/K Audio - $10.5k

Due to job and life changes, I need to sell my 2003 BMW 540iA M-sport in Alpine White with black leather interior. The car features the Steptronic transmission, and it currently has about 129k miles on the odometer (only about 48k on the new transmission). Car has been well-maintained and runs very well. I have some service records going back almost to the car's original purchase in 6/2003 (for over $61,000).

I searched the country for one of these vehicles back in Oct/Nov 2009, and I finally found this one in Portland, Oregon. I flew out to pick it up, and I drove it back the 2,600 miles to Dallas, Texas. Quite the road trip, and it was worth it! I’ve taken very good care of the car, and I hate to let it go. Every inspection/service I’ve had on the car has resulted in comments like “this is one of the best condition 540s we’ve seen in here – nice car!”.

To the purchaser will go all the spare parts I’ve got for the vehicle (fuel filter, extra set of machined front rotors, etc.), along with the Bentley manual set for the E39. In addition, I’ll throw in a free European Detail from AutoScope in Plano, Texas (must be scheduled/used by May 2012).

I ran an AutoCheck on the vehicle last August, when we were searching for vehicles for my wife, and this 540iA got an 88 score (similar vehicles were in the range of 75-86). I also have the CarFax from 11/2009 when I purchased the vehicle. I can forward either of these reports on to interested parties, or feel free to run your own. Nothing significant has changed since I purchased the vehicle (no wrecks or insurance claims or failed emissions tests, etc.). I had a pre-purchase inspection done on the vehicle in Portland, Oregon at Marque Motors and a post-purchase inspection done at AutoScope in Plano, Texas.

Options:
  • M-sport package
  • 18" M Parallel Spoke wheels (235x40 front, 265x35 rear)
  • Anthracite interior with black leather
  • Navigation, with updated nav maps/firmware
  • Harman/Kardon audio system with OEM AUX input and cassette/6 CD changer
  • Cold weather package (seat heaters, headlamp cleaners, etc.)
  • Sport package front seats with 12-way adjustments
  • Sunroof
  • Automatic, dual-zone climate control
  • Xenon HID headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Homelink garage door opener
  • Ceramic tinted windows (30%)
  • TEC folding E39 cup holder
  • All-weather black rubber floor mats
  • Includes both master keys and all owner’s manuals in pouch

Recent service:
  • New front brake pads and rotors (old ones resurfaced and kept) 11/2010
  • New front suspension (all control arms/links replaced, struts/mounts replaced, tie rod ends replaced, re-aligned) 11/2010
  • New front tires (Continental ExtremeContact DWS) 12/2010
  • New climate control button panel 8/2011
  • Dash instrument pixels repaired by VDORepair – like new 11/2011
  • New rear suspension (all control arms/links replaced, struts/mounts replaced, re-aligned) 12/2011
  • New rear brake pads (resurfaced rotors) 12/2011
  • New rear tires (Continental ExtremeContact DWS) 1/2012
  • New ceramic window tint 1/2012

In addition to these, since I’ve owned the car, I’ve replaced: the valley pan/gasket, all coolant hoses, thermostat, the coolant reservoir, water pump, fan clutch, valve cover gaskets, intake gaskets, CCV, spark plugs and coil boots, and other maintenance items (air filter, cabin filters, etc.). There is very little that this vehicle needs at all. Oil changed regularly, using Castrol Syntec 0W-30 European formula.

Known issues:
  • Passenger rear window needs a new regulator (will not roll down, but the motor and switches seem to work)
  • Front seats are exhibiting the “seat twist” issue (haven’t chased this down much, as the seats pretty much stay in the same position all the time)
  • CD changer sometimes likes to tell me there is no disc in the magazine (again, haven’t chased this down, as I use the AUX input for my iPhone most of the time)
  • Fuel pump is noisy some days (it’s been this way since I purchased the car, and it’s never left me stranded or felt starved of fuel – it’s just noisy some days)

Vehicle is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas metroplex, and I’d prefer to sell the car locally. I will not ship it to Nigeria where your uncle won the lottery (darn, right?). Only serious offers will be considered.

Asking $10,500 or best offer (between “good” and “very good” on Kelly Blue Book).

Pictures will be posted as soon as I get a chance. In the meantime, here are pictures from when I purchased the vehicle in 2009. Nothing has really changed, save for the addition of license plates and window tint.

PM me for a phone number, if you’d like to chat about the car or make an offer.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:00 AM
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oooooooooh. that's so very pretty!
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:45 AM
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very nice car, an alpine white 03 540 mtec...ooooo i searched the planet for one in 2008 and couldnt find one.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:28 PM
MauiBoy MauiBoy is offline
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Thanks! It's been a fun car - I searched and searched as well, and all I could ever find was black and a few blues. When I saw this one, I had to jump on it. Wish I could keep her.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:05 PM
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Mein Auto: BMW 2003 540i m-sport
that is the ****. ****ing awesome.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:32 PM
MauiBoy MauiBoy is offline
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Mein Auto: 2003 BMW 540iA M-sport
Current pictures of car

Got a chance to take a few pictures this weekend. Weather's been kinda wet here lately, so pardon the dust...

2003 BMW 540iA M-Sport Pictures
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:13 PM
eohagan eohagan is offline
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Maui is thus still available? I'm interested.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:24 AM
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I would also like to hear if this is sold, thanks!
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:37 AM
MauiBoy MauiBoy is offline
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Sorry for the late replies - I've been out of town. The car is still for sale; however, I have a local buyer that is interested and pursuing it. I'll post what ends up happening. Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:48 PM
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Ahh had you been closer I would have already bought this. Glws

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:07 PM
bombardi bombardi is offline
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Location: Keeping it weird, Texas
 
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Mein Auto: E39 M5
Would it be stupid of me to give up my M5 for this?

Im currently daily driving the M, but its paid for so who knows.

GLWS.

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:38 PM
MauiBoy MauiBoy is offline
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Ha! You're not my neighbor down the road that talked to me about his M5 the other day, are you?
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:33 PM
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Haha. I doubt it. But this is a clean 540i, this is the exact car I was looking for before I bought the M. Why didnt you sell 1.5 years ago? Lol.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:56 AM
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Sale is most likely going to go through here, locally. The seat twist issue and window regulator are now fixed. Gee, I wish I'd fixed the seats sooner - it wasn't difficult, just time-consuming...
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:19 PM
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Smile Sold!

Car is sold - I hope the new owner enjoys it as much as I did!
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