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    1999 528iT, 2002 530i

    FS: 2003 530i Manual 5-Speed

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    2003 BMW 530i/5MT - 01/03 Built date

    Titanium Silver (354) - Exterior Condition 8/10
    Black Interior with Wood trim - Interior Condition 8/10
    Mileage: 121K
    Asking price: $6000 Or Best Offer
    VIN: WABT53443CE94838
    Astoria, NY

    Noteable Features & Options
    17" Style 42 Sport wheels
    High OBC (on-board computer)
    DSP Audio with Rear Deck Sub-Woofer
    Heated Seats
    HID Headlights (OEM, US Spec Amber corners, Recent new lenses and adjusters)
    Headlight Washers
    Rain Sensing Wipers
    OEM Homelink Garage Door Opener Module
    OEM 6CD Changer (Currently out for Bluetooth Module use)

    Everything works as it should. Sunroof, Pixels, Seats, Heat, AC, Intensive headlight washers, etc. EVERYTHING. No funny lights, no pending codes. All trunk tools in place. (I have to tow hook as well, it was out for the photo because I was using it for something.) I've been an E39 owner and enthusiast for 20 years having owned a 1997 528iA & 2002 530iA prior to this one, and I also own a 1999 528iT (Wife's Daily).

    I purchased this car because I had an itch for a manual weekend warm-weather car. It has been a blast to drive, but I really wanted the M5 ultimately for the extra power. This 530i would be perfect as a daily driver or a first car for a college kid who is a manual enthusiast. It has always been adult owned and shows no signs of teenage or early 20's abuse. All original interior and engine compartment. My goal was always to keep it as OEM and classy as possible. It has always been garage kept under my ownership and I've only put about 2500K miles on it in the last couple of years.

    PHOTOS:
    LINK
    I hadn't gotten around to actually documenting the car and listing it, so it hasn't had a proper detail and sale photo shoot, but I've taken lots of photos throughout my ownership and curated a Google Photos album for you to get an idea. It's in reverse chronological order, so everything at the top is most recent. As soon as I can break away from my wife and kids who I'm stuck at home with, I'm going to give it a good wash in/out and take better photos.

    MODIFICATIONS:
    -GROM Bluetooth Unit - (Replaces OEM CD Changer in trunk. Will include CD Changer with sale, as well as the mic for GROM unit which I didn't get around to installing yet. You can still play music from your phone, just can't take calls yet.)
    -OEM High-Gloss Shadowline Window Trim - to replace worn chrome trim
    -BC Coilovers - The previous owner replaced the OEM springs and shocks with the BC coilovers. I enjoyed them on a couple spirited drives when I first bought the car, but have since dialed them back to a full-soft setting. Easily adjustable. The ride height is pretty close to OEM Sports suspension but it can go much lower from what I understand. The coilover adjustment tools will be in the tool compartment.
    -New Sports Steering Wheel - Replaced worn steering wheel with a professionally re-wrapped unit.
    -OEM All-weather floor mats - Rare Alternate styling
    -OEM ZHP Shift knob - adds weight and reduction in overall height. Will include original wood trim knob with sale.
    -I will also include a brand new, never installed Cosmo Cold Air Intake. Exactly like the Dinan version, without the Dinan price tag. I was going to put it in for some extra sound but never got around to it. I found that the engine was too quiet to hear revs properly with music at moderate volumes and the windows closed. Use it or sell it. I have no use for it anymore.
    -I added a full-size spare wheel/tire (Style 19 wheel) since the car didn't have a spare when I bought it.


    NOTABLE SERVICE HISTORY: (LINK TO RECEIPTS PDFs & CARFAX DATED 3/30/20)
    20190303_Refurbished MID pixels, Cluster pixels & Trunk Tool Kit Screw
    20190306_Front Cup holders
    20190309_FCP_Trunk struts & circlips
    20190310_Replacement DJ Auto Headlight Lenses & adjusters, professionally installed by Lightwerkz Global Inc. The car will come with the US-Spec Amber corner headlights.
    20190411_Brakes, Engine Mounts, Control Arms Bushings, Power Steering reservoir & Hoses, Control Arm Bushings, sunroof clip repair, all 4 door vapor barriers replaced/resealed.
    20190423_ABS Module Repair
    20190528_MISC TRIM PARTS
    20190615_New OEM Grills, Repainted faded rear shelf with Fabric Paint
    20190802_Transmission & Differential fluid flush
    20191108_OIL CHANGED, INSPECTION

    20200103_IGNITION COILS & PLUGS
    I have no records from previous owners, but the cooling system has recently dated components, so I believe the previous owner did a complete refresh. The clutch grabs well and there is no slippage.

    IMPERFECTIONS:
    -Small paint imperfections associated with age and mileage, typical nicks and chips from highway driving, nothing that stands out.
    -tiny bit of rust in a couple spots, nothing alarming.
    -The Carfax shows an accident reported on 07/01/2010 under the 3rd owner, but it doesn't describe any other details. I've struggled to find any evidence of where this might have occurred.
    -The Style 42 wheels could use a refinish on the barrels (typical oxidation/clear-coat peeling) but the faces are in great shape.

    Please feel free to message me with any other questions or concerns.
    Last edited by Thanassi44; 03-31-2020 at 02:49 PM.
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    2003 M5 Sterling Grey
    (Weekend Fun)
    1999 528iTA Titanium Silver
    (Wife's Daily/Family Car)
    2003 530i/5 Titanium Silver (FOR SALE)
    2002 530iA Sterling Grey (SOLD at 156K)
    1997 528i Aspen Silver (SOLD at 269K)

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    Join Date
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    My Cars
    1997 528i/5, 1997 528i/5
    Bump for a great seller and very solid car (I have driven it)!
    Wade
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 Speed, Aubergine
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 speed, Aspen Silver


    Caretaker:
    E39 2001 525iT 5 Speed, Electric Red
    E39 2000 528iAT, Alpine White
    E39 1997 528i 5 Speed, Canyon Red

    Past:
    E39 - 1997 528i 5 Speed, Aubergine
    E30 - 1987 325e 5 Speed, Zinno Red
    E46 - 1999 328i 5 Speed, Black
    E36/7 - 1996 Z3 1.9 5 Speed, Arctic Silver
    E36 - 1997 328i 5 Speed, Calypso Red
    E39 - 1998 528i 5 Speed Sport Package, Jet Black
    E32 - 1993 740iA Cashmere Beige
    E91 - 2007 328xiT Jet Black

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