All E39s were manufactured in Germany. The chassis is one of BMW’s best. The 530i is an especially good E39 as it has an M54 engine. That is one of BMW’s best engines.
All used cars have issues. When you find the car you want to buy have it undergo a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) performed by an indie shop that specializes in bimmers or German cars. Have the shop itemize each issue along with the cost (parr’s + labor) to fix it.
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