Holy hell what happened.
...any red flags with this (stunning-looking) E39 M5? Current bid is US$3000 with 5 days to go. High-ish mileage (133,000), but it looks remarkably clean for a 17-year-old car. The listing itself is refreshingly coherent, too.
recycled electric car anyone?
Please direct your attention to the person with two BMW Bavaria’s, a E39 wagon, and a E46.
The continued metamorphosis of my BMW into a pile of snow and ice had to be stopped today. Took me about 20 minutes to free it of what must have been 5 tons of snow and ice and to my surprise, the car actually started up pretty much instantly, just before it stalled again because of an apparent faulty crankshaft…
Just noticed that I haven’t created a post in
7 5 months! To rectify this, have the E39 covered in surprise snow.
It looks like the wife and I will need to get a second vehicle soon. Meepster is great, but I hit 17k this morning and we’ve had the car eight months. A large part of that is the fact that we have a 37-mile commute every day.
Went out with a friend to Santa Fe Ave in Denver, known for its murals. Plenty of good spots for cars and art. One homeless told my friend to turn his wheel a little more. He was right. :)
The 5 Series. Even the name carries its own weight in the executive car world. Up until recently, the big German sausage was the end all when it came to the mid-sized luxury market, but something was missing from the most recent models. Something that was a big reason as to why the 5 Series was held so high above the…
Specifically, on the E39 2.8L M52, but there are a lot of similarities for other engines. This repair is notoriously frustrating, with limited room to work underneath the intake and up against the firewall.
Almost missed an important Anniversary of my 528i! According to my VIN decoder it came off the assembly line in Dingolfing on the 15th of May 1996, which means it turned 20 last Sunday! That also means I now only own cars that are at least 20 years old! Unfortunately the car is at my parents house at the moment, I…
Something odd about this one. Hmmm...
2003 540i. M-Sport. 6-Speed manual. 175,950 miles. $4,999. Los Angeles, CA. Ugh. Website is in the photo.
Put these on over the weekend. I think they look amazing and well improved over the cracked and fogged over OEMs. Only problem is the typical incandescent to LED issues resulting in the car thinking a light is out.
It’s Tuesday and time for Driveways of America again! As always, vote for your favorite and guess where in the country you think it is in the comments below...
As the owner of an e39 with a Takata airbag from Virginia (used from an 04 X5; replaced after my accident), I’m visiting my dealer today to do a bit more research into the issue.
My 2002 BMW 520d Estate (wagon) was suffering from the typical E39 pixel burn-out issues on the "BMW Business CD" head unit. This lead to a nearly unusable stereo which would also switch mode (from CD changer to radio, for instance) while taking a turn with gusto or being bounced around on a cobblestone street.
Had the chance to shoot a video of our friend's beautiful E39 on our first day with a new camera, let us know what you think - We'll be shooting more of this type of video soon (including E46 M3, Cayman S, B8.5 S4):