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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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What's up with Bimmerforums?

Does anyone know what is going on at the other forum? The URL has gone '404 not found.'
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Eh, I gave up bimmerforums a long time ago... always felt like it was plagued with teenagers and e36's.

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Eh, I gave up bimmerforums a long time ago... always felt like it was plagued with teenagers and e36's.

The 'fest is where it's at.
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I don't know what's up with the site...but none of my saved bookmarks worked for none of the 3 forums I frequent.

I did a google search and it linked direct to the site as if nothing was wrong...I then used the "model" links to establish new bookmarks for the e38/e39/e53 forums and now have no problems.

BTW, the URL address for each of those forums was different than what I had for my old bookmarks. Something changed...but not sure why.

FYI...if you feel BimForums is full of 3 series owners...then perhaps the issue was you were on the 3 series forums. I've found that each specific forum subgroup has owners that have a general personality trait...and the 3 series forums I avoid like the plague because they seem to generally have an immaturity level or sensitive personality quirks that quickly tires me.

It wasn't made exactly clear as to what forum subgroup on BimForums people here have had issues with...but again, I'm on the e38/e39/e53 forums there everyday...and I don't see what was stated above about it being full of e36 3 series owners. I ask for clarity...were you all on the 3 series forums? If so, is it fair to judge the whole site by a subforum? Again' the owners of 3 series BMWs will tend to have a general personality trait...just like 7, 5, & X owners.

I frequent BimFest & BimForums 5/7/X5 forums every day...plus BimBoard's 7 series forum & Xoutposts E53 forum everyday...and love each site for the great exchange of information & dialog owners get to share.
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
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The first "forums" in the web address was removed, or replaced with a www, I think.....
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The site as a whole isn't that bad, but if you spend any time in the "kills" section you will come away feeling like you pulled into a parking lot full of young, boisterous, cocky street racers.
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...if you spend any time in the "kills" section you will come away feeling like you pulled into a parking lot full of young, boisterous, cocky street racers.
See...there ya go. I never go to the "kill" forum...and gladly...I'm not truly sure (contextually) what that even means (kill?)...other than it sounds like something that totally disinterest me as a forum reader. But that's just me...to each their own.
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See...there ya go. I never go to the "kill" forum...and gladly...I'm not truly sure (contextually) what that even means (kill?)...other than it sounds like something that totally disinterest me as a forum reader. But that's just me...to each their own.
I'm in the same boat as you, I very rarely go anywhere but the E39 forum and Touring sub forum. Never knew there was a kill forum, or what the content is. I've noticed that as the age of the car goes up, and the value declines, a new group of owners emerge. It happened with the E34 as well.
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Its happening to the E39 as we speak... I've seen some horrible ghetto E39s around town and it just makes me sad...
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Oh man, I opened up a whole can of worms.

My experience on bimmerforums was with the 3 cars I've previously owned in my signature. If you like the site, or just certain parts of the site, go for it. Personally, I find my bmw needs are well served here and I have no need to go anywhere else.

I'm sure there are many fine sections on the site, as I have several bookmarks with DIY procedures from them. I just prefer the "conversation" on this side of the bmw world.
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Eh, I gave up bimmerforums a long time ago... always felt like it was plagued with teenagers and e36's.

The 'fest is where it's at.
I'm fairly new to the whole BMW scene. Bimmerforums IS plagued with teenagers, that I've experienced first hand! You're not imagining that. I got into it with a "punk" and the next thing I know my account got hacked and bogus posts were made on my behalf.

This kid has over 21,000 posts! So I have to think the moderators had something to do with that. I emailed the moderators almost a week ago and I've not heard a peep.
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