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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 03-26-2013, 04:13 PM
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1998 540i for $2000 a steal?

Okay.. Here is the sad news.. I just sold my 540i for $2000 flat.. it did have some cosmetic problems.. Also the idle will sometimes go up and down.. might have been a vacuum leak not sure.. it had 186000miles also had little white smoke comming from exhaust.. windshield seals are all cracked. alignments off and some dings and dents in the car... Sooo was it a steal for the buyer? or a fair price?.. jw..
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:17 PM
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Here is my craigslist link for it.. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/3703486821.html
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:46 PM
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Why do you care, at this point?
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:51 PM
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Why do you care, at this point?
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But IMHO, you basically gave the car away.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:02 PM
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Prius as DD? WTF? I would rather walk than drive a prius!
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:13 PM
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Yeah I'd say you left money on the table. Sometimes its better to move on and save time, sounds like you're more of the Prius type.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:15 PM
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sounds fair to me sounds like a head gasket issue
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:16 PM
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sounds fair to me sounds like a head gasket issue
More likely CCV, but ya shoulda investigated what kinda smoke it was. Headgasket I would dump for sure.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:36 PM
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Why do you care, at this point?
Just some thoughts.. I still have that sentimental love for the car.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:36 PM
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Prius as DD? WTF? I would rather walk than drive a prius!
LOL.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:39 PM
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Yeah I'd say you left money on the table. Sometimes its better to move on and save time, sounds like you're more of the Prius type.
Yea it was good to save the time and money to get it fixed. lol the prius is actually my gf's car soo it was more of getting their attention due to the gas rate so it would make them think I sold it for that reason and also not having time for it. I love 540s and I have been saving up for an m5. so yea gas saving leads more to money saving so I can reach the goal for greatness
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:42 PM
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More likely CCV, but ya shoulda investigated what kinda smoke it was. Headgasket I would dump for sure.
It seemed to me like it was a headgasket. I just posted the car one day ago and already got millions of offers but I am leaving for seattle tomorrow so I decided to get rid of it.. because of the headache and she was just sitting there with no love.. So I guess it is a good dump. Time for that m5 greatness prius gas money savings will help me get there
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:45 PM
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