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BMW 5 Series, Car Buying, Sedan
#77 of 399 Re: Getting ready to buy first BMW - '97 528i [simmomi]
Jul 31, 2007 (6:50 am)
I think that he's making a mountain out of a mole hill. Even in 2001 when BMW was shipped a batch of faulty auxiliary cooling fans by a supplier for six cylinder 3-Series and 5-Series cars (which resulted in LOTS of cars being overheated), the engines didn't suffer any significant damage. One individual that I know personally had his overheat with less than 10,000 miles on the clock, and prior to having the cooling fan recall performed. In the last six years he has taken that same car to over 100 track events and has in excess of 120,000 miles on the engine and it is still as tight and free of any exceptional fluid use as it was before it overheated.
Could it be that a few engines were overheated to the point of damaging the engine? Absolutely, but I don't believe it is as rampant of a problem as you've been led to believe. In fact, depending upon my next contract, I might be back in the market for a 1999 or 2000 528i as I personally prefer the aluminum block engines.
#78 of 399 buying a 2006 bmw wagon
Aug 12, 2007 (12:46 pm)
our local dealer has a gorgeous '06 530XiT AWD wagon with 9K on it, and a 100K
extended warranty. I have never owned or driven a bmw before, but the 4yrs of
maintenance and warranty make this potential purchase VERY appealing. I believe
they are now asking under book value, at $39.9. Is there more room to move on this
car? What types of things should I look for? It has everyting except NaV.
#79 of 399 DSP radio
Aug 15, 2007 (5:05 pm)
What is DSP radio?
#80 of 399 Re: DSP radio [feroz]
Aug 15, 2007 (5:55 pm)
What is DSP radio?
Digital Signal Processing. You paid a premium for it on the E39, but the sound was still pretty underwhelming.
#81 of 399 Re: DSP radio [roadburner]
Aug 15, 2007 (6:19 pm)
"Digital Signal Processing. You paid a premium for it on the E39, but the sound was still pretty underwhelming."
You know..., I test drove a 530i with and without the DSP system, and try as I might, that engine note sounded exactly the same to me on both cars.