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      06-23-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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Thinking about picking up an E39, need advice...

Basically, my lease is about to run up on my E92. I've always loved the E39 body style, and I think a 4 door sports sedan would be just right for me. Thoughts? Suggestions? Any help would be appreciated.

Here's the one I'm looking at:
http://carvision.com/frameset.htm?ur...ventoryListing

It's a 2001 540 with 75k on the clock.
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you can not go from e 92 to e39!! go for e60!! you will be pleased!!
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you can not go from e 92 to e39!! go for e60!! you will be pleased!!
I sure wouldn't do that, e39 > e60
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Car seems to be in great shape. What is your budget? You can fetch a >80k E39 M5 for around 16-20k. Be sure to watch out for VANOS problems in early model E39's.
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Car seems to be in great shape. What is your budget? You can fetch a >80k E39 M5 for around 16-20k. Be sure to watch out for VANOS problems in early model E39's.
E39 M5's are costly to maintain from what I read, the 540i is a great car go for it especially since it has a MT.
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