That's a beautiful car, I am sure the buyer is getting a nice ride. This car is almost identical to mine in terms of options. Rare comfort seats with M-Sport. Mine has shades which is the only difference option wize.The 540 is sold.
I actually sold the 2003 540i M-Sport & my 2000 740i sport.What will you be getting to replace it?
Thanks for the compliment Joe! The buyer appeared very happy as he drove off.That's a beautiful car, I am sure the buyer is getting a nice ride. This car is almost identical to mine in terms of options. Rare comfort seats with M-Sport. Mine has shades which is the only difference option wize.
I could not find your offering price and am curious what you were asking or what you got if you are comfortable disclosing. Mine had 92k miles on it as well when I bought it, so I am curious.
Thanks for the compliment Joe! The buyer appeared very happy as he drove off.
My asking price was $7,000 (which was in the header of my actual For Sale post.
I got very, very close to my asking price. I think we were both happy with the sale.
Joe - yours looks like it's in fantastic shape.
I had a need to sell mine (at the time I put it up for sale, we had 5 cars with only 3 drivers), and only a 2 car garage. I was tired of moving cars to avoid street sweeping tickets, and just wanted to move on.
That said, my 540 did spend the last 9 years living in front of the house & the roof's paint showed that. No clear coat peeling, but the paint underneath wasn't getting any better.
I got a little interest from the boards, but after I placed the ad in cars.com & craigslist, it basically sold that weekend.
Time for me to enjoy my new ride.
But the price you paid is right inline with the prices I researched on via the boards. But, you never really know the condition inside & out until you look at the car live & check out the interior, and go for a drive.
Yours looks like one of the really nice ones. Congrats.
Wow Joe, the story on my car is very close to yours... I purchased mine from a retired dealer and his son in Washington state. I too was able to obtain the phone number off receipts of the P.O. Maintenance records were ok, but not as complete as Id like, but still not terrible, valve cover gasket, new battery, rebuilt ABS module and cam shaft position sensor all recently installed... I felt that was a good start.
In addition, the car was a 2 owner car that was purchased new in the same town I bought it from, and serviced by only the dealer and one indie. The car never left the town it was purchased in and I actually called the dealer and the indie to speak to them and verify everything.
Since buying mine from a few states away, still, my purchase was also a gamble... but I felt pretty confident in the purchase from speaking with the seller. His cooperation was excellent and answering every question I had and providing every picture I asked for, made me feel like it was a good purchase. I was able to negotiate the price down $700. which I felt was fair.
At this point, I have about a grand into it with new tires included. Everything works as it should except the 45-55 mph shimmy is present.... Ill deal with that in a month or two. First, Im going through the cooling system for obvious preventative measures.
Ive owned 5 BMW's up to this one, now 6... I really like these cars and I really like working on them actually. Keeps me busy in the garage on the weekends. :thumbup: