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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 12-21-2012, 01:41 PM
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:23 PM
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:50 PM
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:42 PM
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:26 AM
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:20 AM
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great to hear those well over 200k. I've got 206k+ on my 2000 528i sport. Been through a lot with this car and thought about selling a few times but just can't,
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:46 AM
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When all the 8's lined up at 88,888 -- they appeared at first glance to be all 0's. I know nobody ever sees these cars at 00,000 unless it's 100K.

But a fella can dream, can't I ??
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:32 PM
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Although it's on its 3rd engine Engine was replaced before I got it and I put in a bigger one.

Body will need an overhaul though due to corrosion :'(
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:13 PM
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:02 AM
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Just hit 200k today. Going for 200 more.
You still haven't replaced the taillight bulb yet?
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:09 AM
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You still haven't replaced the taillight bulb yet?
Lol, the light is good. I am running Led tall lights, and one of my bypass stop working.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:03 PM
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