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      03-23-2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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2000 E39 540i - should I buy this car? It has about 80k miles and looks to be in very good shape. It is an auto with the sport package. I have not driven it yet, but the dealer is reputable and I trust that they have taken care of the Major bits. What should I look for and ask about when I drive the car?
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I did not buy it. Many others on another board talked me out of it. They said too much money and with no maintenance history. They said it is worth maybe 5-6k. I checked yesterday and it is still for sale.
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2000 E39 540i - should I buy this car? It has about 80k miles and looks to be in very good shape. It is an auto with the sport package. I have not driven it yet, but the dealer is reputable and I trust that they have taken care of the Major bits. What should I look for and ask about when I drive the car?
At least put an offer on the table---whatever you think she is worth.

The e39 is the most beautiful and balanced 5 series and has one of the highest vehicle ratings CR.

80k is a baby on this car.

This is the first production car where the implementation of the dynamic stability control was so good that average drivers became good drivers.
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2000 E39 540i - should I buy this car? It has about 80k miles and looks to be in very good shape. It is an auto with the sport package. I have not driven it yet, but the dealer is reputable and I trust that they have taken care of the Major bits. What should I look for and ask about when I drive the car?
At least put an offer on the table---whatever you think she is worth.

The e39 is the most beautiful and balanced 5 series and has one of the highest vehicle ratings CR.

80k is a baby on this car.

This is the first production car where the implementation of the dynamic stability control was so good that average drivers became good drivers.
I went to see the car up close one more time. Although it looks nice, up close there's a bunch of mostly minor stuff that would drive me nuts until I fixed all of them. Also, there is a slight oil leak coming from goodness know where under the front end. I'm done with this one. Now I don't need to worry where I'd keep my 8th vehicle!
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2000 E39 540i - should I buy this car? It has about 80k miles and looks to be in very good shape. It is an auto with the sport package. I have not driven it yet, but the dealer is reputable and I trust that they have taken care of the Major bits. What should I look for and ask about when I drive the car?
At least put an offer on the table---whatever you think she is worth.

The e39 is the most beautiful and balanced 5 series and has one of the highest vehicle ratings CR.

80k is a baby on this car.

This is the first production car where the implementation of the dynamic stability control was so good that average drivers became good drivers.
I went to see the car up close one more time. Although it looks nice, up close there's a bunch of mostly minor stuff that would drive me nuts until I fixed all of them. Also, there is a slight oil leak coming from goodness know here under the front end. I'm done wig this one. Now I don't need to worry where I'd keep my 8th vehicle!
lol good for you. Better to be safe than sorry. Patience and the right one will always turn up.
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