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#29779 of 35194 E39 530i w/ low miles
Feb 01, 2013 (6:59 am)
Low mileage E39s are out there. This Oxford Green 530i is just one of them. Looks to be in fantastic shape, under 60K miles, but the color combo is just a killer for me. I'd even consider the Oxford Green (yuck, I'd rather have black which I've sworn off) over Sand (Black is so much easier to keep clean) if it had the Sport Package. Even though these seem to be commanding a high price for a 10 year old car, what else can you buy for $12K?
#29780 of 35194 Re: Altima With Push Button Start [sandman_6472]
Feb 01, 2013 (7:32 am)
New Altima is all over the rental fleets out here, should just be a matter of time before they are everywhere.
#29781 of 35194 Re: Altima With Push Button Start [fintail]
Feb 01, 2013 (8:56 am)
Cool, maybe I'll get some extended seat time in one--I reserved a full size car with Enterprise when I go to Austin in April for the MotoGP race. Probably either that, or a Charger or Taurus. I'm seeing quite a few of the new Altimas on the road.
#29782 of 35194 Re: E39 530i w/ low miles [nyccarguy]
Feb 01, 2013 (10:01 am)
A friend has a 2003 525i Touring for sale. Really, REALLY nice. He only wants $6000 for it. Boston Green/Tan, 109k, all options except Navigation. As he describes it:
Recently done: rear-subframe bushings (big ass job, probably wasn't
needed but a bunch of us bought the tool so..), all-around Bilstein
shocks/struts for the sport suspension about 6,000 miles ago, new sway-bar
links front and rear, new water pump, new hoses, new radiator, new
alternator (all in the past 2,000 miles), new oil filter housing gasket
(PITA job..) and a bunch of other stuff, this is just off the top of my
head. It's gotten periodic front track-arms (the ones that go bad), and the
ball joints are all replaced or OK. Did auto-transmission filter/flush at
around 90k miles. Transmission is smooth and no slipping. Battery is within
the past year.
- Brakes were done sometime in the last 10,000 miles.. all BMW parts used.
- There are no leaks.
About all it needs is the CVS and the VANOS seals replaced.
The owner is a CCA member with perfectionist attitude towards maintenance and repair. He's selling it because he has too many cars(Imagine that!). I'm half tempted to buy it myself...
#29783 of 35194 Re: E39 530i w/ low miles [roadburner]
Feb 01, 2013 (10:26 am)
touring, as in Wagon? Oh, I love those. Not sure what Boston green is, but I love the color of the one Bradd posted up higher.
Based on this description, if it was local, I would probably be real interested. Not that much more than my Integra, and certainly something I would rather get into a long term relationship with!
Not that I have any clue how big (or expensive) a job the CVS or VANOS seals are.
certainly does sound like the type of car you want, if you are getting a budget BMW.
#29784 of 35194 Re: Drove 11 [sandman_6472]
Feb 01, 2013 (10:59 am)
Best job ever for a car guy? Glad you're having fun!
Passat isn't as nice as the previous one. Everyone else is improving, too.
I liked the Optima minus the clutch (I found a unicorn, a base manual) and the visibility. I suspected the auto would be a better car.
Is the Elantra really that good? I have the GT model with the panoramic moonroof on my short list. I need to drive one, I guess.
#29786 of 35194 Re: Drove 11 [sandman_6472]
Feb 01, 2013 (11:07 am)
What's your job, vehicle transport? Sounds like fun!
#29787 of 35194 Re: E39 530i w/ low miles [roadburner]
Feb 01, 2013 (4:50 pm)
well, those links certainly scared me off of trying it in the driveway!
I do have a well regarded indy near me. Just ballpark, but if I took that car in and asked them to do both fixes at the same time, about how much would it cost me?
#29788 of 35194 Re: Drove 11 [boomchek]
Feb 01, 2013 (4:51 pm)
it does seem like a good retirement, part time make some cash get out of the wife's hair job.
until now, I never actually thought about how the rental companies got all these cars re situated.