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    The official "Buying a 5er" thread

    Ok people, since i have been seeing alot of "buying a 5er" threads lately, asking what to look for in purchasing one, i took it upon myself to find some of the older threads to help these people out. If you have any tips, threads, websites, or suggestion in terms of purchasing a new or used 5er, then post it here. This way people only have to come here to find out what they need to know, and ask questions....

    BMW e12:
    http://www.e12e28.ch/weblinks/15a05000.htm

    BMW e28:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=321174

    BMW e28 528 specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=315630

    BMW e28 535 specific:

    BMW e28 M5 specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=268201
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=328975

    BMW e34:
    http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main.htm
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=322984

    BMW e34 525 specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=318007
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=317365
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=316924
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=315643
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=270183
    http://bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=328194

    BMW e34 525 TDS:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=315208

    BMW e34 530 specific:
    http://silverstone.fortunecity.com/ferrari/464/
    http://www.e34v8.org

    BMW e34 535 specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=327494

    BMW e34 540: specific
    http://www.e34v8.org

    BMW e34 M5 specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=315518

    BMW e34 Touring specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=320030

    BMW e39:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=280912
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=269583
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=276844

    BMW e39 525 specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=321238

    BMW e39 528 specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=269266
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=132142
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=280583

    BMW e39 530 specific:

    BMW e39 540 specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=319964
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=318229
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=316835
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=317107
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=316396
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=238872
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=268796
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=266279
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=265105
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=264838
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=269295
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=268293
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=265716
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=266307
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=280704
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=280522
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=279969
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=323557
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=330081
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=330683
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=303810
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=327862

    BMW e39 M5 specific:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=315048
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=322409
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=328510

    BMW e39 vs. e36 ’99 M3:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=328042

    e60 530 vs. 545:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=278596

    e60 530 vs. Acura RL:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=235077

    e60 M5:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=270123

    Last edited by 525iT_Feen; 03-17-2005 at 11:26 AM.

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    Hey thanks a lot for putting together the list of posts.

    ~sps

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    Quote Originally Posted by langley View Post
    Because I would never sell the only car I had without a sure fire deal thats already pending. You dont see people putting up adds saying, "Need house by next week or else I'll be homeless. Had home but sold it and now I need new one."
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    Not a DDM fanboy. Just cant beat the prices.

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    How many E39s were sold in the US?

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    I'm not sure, but there were ALOT.

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    just gotta let you guys know.

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    wow olek could your links work any less?
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    stop whining. I fixed it some.

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    looking for 5 series

    thanks for the info. I am one of those guys looking for a 5 series 99-2000. Must be auto. If you have any ideas, I'm listening. thanks

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    I suggest finding an automatic 540, and if you want to spend less find a 530.

    The difference- one is V8 and one is Inline6. The V8 is a monster while the 530 is just a very fun car.

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    I'm very happy with my Auto 1999 528iT. Having the power of an 8cylinder would be nice but i'm happy with my economical v6. The service guy at an indepindent bmw place in tulsa said the v6 was alot less in the maintenance area compred to a v8. Plus my v6 gets much better gas milage compared to that of a v8.

    good luck with whatever you get...
    Last edited by TFD528iT; 11-14-2004 at 08:18 PM. Reason: addition of words

    1999 528iT Auto Aspen Silver w/ Cold & Premium Pkgs & Xenon Light
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFD528iT
    I'm very happy with my Auto 1999 528iT. Having the power of an 8cylinder would be nice but i'm happy with my economical v6. The service guy at an indepindent bmw place in tulsa said the v6 was alot less in the maintenance area compred to a v8. Plus my v6 gets much better gas milage compared to that of a v8.

    good luck with whatever you get...
    I think you mean I6. Inline 6 is what your BMW has. BMW never made a v6 engine as far as I know. You do get much better gas mileage then the v8s.

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    oh yea, SWEET sig!!!

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    right, so i have an inline six (is inline same as a straight six?) opposed to a v6.. good to know.. anyhow about milage i think the bmw service place mentioned better gas milage and I just assumed it too.
    did i assume wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFD528iT
    right, so i have an inline six (is inline same as a straight six?) opposed to a v6.. good to know.. anyhow about milage i think the bmw service place mentioned better gas milage and I just assumed it too.
    did i assume wrong?
    Yes its the same thing as a straight six. As for the gas mileage, you assumed correctly. The i6's get much better gas mileage.

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    What about the e34 M5 and 535i? They aren't listed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 325iChris
    What about the e34 M5 and 535i? They aren't listed here.
    Make the threads and I will add them.
    All I did was compile a database of all the threads already started. If I didn't find it then I didn't make a new one.

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    thanks for the links but could you make it so we know what we are clicking on then finding out afterwards?

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    I guess I could, but I honestly don't feel like it right now.
    I will do it later.

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    Something for the pre 1988 5 series, even a link on recall info for the original 530i, and 528i.

    early 5s

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    Quote Originally Posted by e12Euro
    Something for the pre 1988 5 series, even a link on recall info for the original 530i, and 528i.

    early 5s
    Good find.

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    Great Advice on maintaining a E34 530 or 540 here.

    http://silverstone.fortunecity.com/ferrari/464/

    and of course here

    http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main.htm

    Good Luck
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