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Old 04-14-2012, 09:30 PM   #26
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I'd personally have it checked out by a different shop.
who else is good? i've heard some good things about nixon automotives too
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #27
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Nixon is in Burnaby, their pretty much on par with CG.

They quote higher than CG in some areas, so make sure you call for a quote.
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How about a 530i M sport, standard transmission?
2002 BMW 530i M PACKAGE
That car has been on Craigslist for close to a year, if not, longer. There was a thread on BCBimmers regarding the condition of it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:43 PM   #29
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BMW 540i M Sport
this one looks really clean but 200xxx kms.. and i'm weary about such high mileage euro's.
what if it was properly maintained though? he says its 'very reliable'

and i really want that v8.. not interested in the 530i. it'd probably be similar in speed to my current car which is the one of the reasons i'm getting a 540i. color looks sick though!
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Say no to auto!

In my experience, a long as maintenance is up to date, they're perfectly fine. If they're highway miles, that's ok. But if that's all city...
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:51 PM   #31
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i want a manual one too! but only one i can find is this one: [ 2001 BMW 540i Sport with over $30K+ in upgrades ]
and its pretty much fully modded.. which i don't want. also for that price i can buy an m5.
that car has the word 'dinan' written on it more times than on the dinan website.
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Just wait. The manual transmission M Sport cars pop up now and then.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:47 AM   #33
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Why not opt for a 530 with a stick? Sure you won't get mind blowing power, but the inline-6 is BMW's bread and butter, costs less to insure (probably) and costs less in fuel. The M54 is a relatively robust motor and the cooling system on the inline 6s is fairly simple to maintain (radiators rarely fail, water pump and cooling tank every 100K.)

The E39 looks great though - understated, but elegant.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #34
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cause i'm driving an e90 with an i6 right now already

but yeah a 530 wouldn't be a substantial enough power increase for me to want to change cars especially when the newer car is much more reliable than the old one. 2 more cylinders on the other hand..
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BMW 5 Series - 540 iA

What do you guys think of this car? Looking to check it out sometime soon...
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Pay a little more, and get the one with the M tech
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The 530 does have the rack-and-pinning steering, as opposed to the recirculating ball thingie on the 540i (the steering is better on the 530i)..
They're both rare as hell with a manual, let alone a M-Sport package. GLW your search!
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BTW, check this one out
[ 2001 BMW e39 540i Sport 6-Speed ] $30K+ in performance upgrades








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2002 BMW 540i-M package

Auto but has M pack
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Sounds way too high for a 540.. $30K in DINAN upgrades doesn't mean much since the DINAN mods are so insanely priced.
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BMW 540i E39 for sale,new price!

my buddy almost bought this "M5", until i showed him this thread... http://www.revscene.net/forums/66621...-1997-e39.html

2000 BMW 5 Series 540i 6 Spd,113,000 KM, FULLY LOADED, MUST SEE!

this one was a little out of his price range, but low kms and 6 month warranty. id buy it if i was looking.
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Sounds way too high for a 540.. $30K in DINAN upgrades doesn't mean much since the DINAN mods are so insanely priced.
Holy sh*it, I totally missed the price tag!



Yeah for that price I'd look for a one-owner 2002 M5
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i'm not really a fan of lexus other than the is350. the styling of the gs400 doesn't really appeal to me and i really like the steering feedback and handling of bmw's (even a fatass like the 540i is fun to drive).

$20,000 for the m5 is a little out of my price range.. and i assume the maintenance would be even more than a regular 540i?
The dealers did my E39 M5 brakes for 600 bucks. Even though it is super expensive to maintain it is one of the best car i've ever owned. I kept her for about 4 months and sold it.. it cost too much to keep her alive. =)
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18k for that 540i is batshit. About 3 years ago I test drove a 2001(?) 540i that was similar in how heavily it was modded and it was priced at 16k. The big difference, is instead of that little dinan intake there was a supercharger there. I wouldn't pay more than 13k for that because in the end 30k in upgrades still doesn't put it in the same league as a stock m5.
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The dealers did my E39 M5 brakes for 600 bucks. Even though it is super expensive to maintain it is one of the best car i've ever owned. I kept her for about 4 months and sold it.. it cost too much to keep her alive. =)
Gotta have $$$$ to maintain and keep a money3/5/6 (M's)
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BMW 540i E39 for sale,new price!

my buddy almost bought this "M5", until i showed him this thread... http://www.revscene.net/forums/66621...-1997-e39.html
LOL at those polish vinyl wrapping gypsies.

i saw this car at german car fest and it was a load of shit. They own and operate a vinyl wrapping company, but their work on both of their bmw's were horrible.

this guy was "mr rev my engine" at the meet also, revving the shit out of it and disturbing others.

dont even consider looking, run!
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:54 AM   #47
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Gotta have $$$$ to maintain and keep a money3/5/6 (M's)
yupp that's very ture... sometime in the future i'm gonna pick up a E39 540i, is just too fun to drive around with it =)
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