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Posted by akstraw 
November 09, 2011 08:59PM
I just bought this 2000 E39 wagon -- 68,000 miles, one owner, and clean as a whistle. I flew from Charlotte to DC today to pick it up, and had a great 7-hour drive home. I still have the E30; I wanted something to drive on those days not fit for the convertible. Big fun! I hope the E39 forums are as friendly and helpful as this one.

Andy
1987 325ic
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November 09, 2011 10:00PM
Nice! Congratulations. I'm a sucker for wagons.

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Dave
'91 325iX
November 10, 2011 05:38AM
Nice Touring!

What engine it has?

JP
rkj
November 10, 2011 11:48AM
Good Luck Andy. I as looking at a 2000 323 cabrio the other day but reading reviews by owners on the net kind of scared me off. Cam sensors, window regulators, body noises and a host of little issues. Some had totally happy experiences though confused smiley go figure...

Rick
November 10, 2011 04:06PM
It has the M52 I6 engine, and the 5-speed steptronic transmission. I drove a 2001 with the V-8 earlier this year, but my BMW mechanic advised that long term I'd be much happier with the reliability, maintenance, and fuel economy of the six. The eight was extremely fun to drive, but the six is no slacker, either. Running between 70 and 80 mph for over six hours yesterday, I got 26.1 miles per gallon.

Andy
1987 325ic
November 11, 2011 12:48PM
M52B20? M52B25? M52B28? The latter one I asume. Every 5-series has been a nice car, hope you have a lot of fun with it!

Here in Europe people would call you crazy, flying out and driving back 7 hours just to pick up a car.
November 16, 2011 02:03PM
M52B28. Call me crazy, but I love the car. I think that sport tourings (of any make) tend to be less popular in the USA than in Europe, so nice used ones are few and far between.
Hopefully this one will have been worth the trip in the long term.

Andy
1987 325ic
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November 16, 2011 11:16PM
Wow, a color matched pair. Nice set of wheels. I am partial to the E-30. Have a couple of them myself.

Bob in Everett
November 17, 2011 01:39PM
Why crazy? It's a nice and practical car. The only reason my E46 is a 4 door instead of a Touring is that fuel consumption is just a tiny bit lower. On the practical side I'm way behind the Touring, I can hardly fit our baby boy's stuff in the trunk, but hey, that's why we have the Touran.
528i's are rather rare around here, as we have to pay quite a lot of taxes on them.
rkj
November 25, 2011 04:14PM
Hi Michiel, What's a Touran?
November 27, 2011 03:00PM
A VW mini MPV:

My girl has it as a company car. It has a 105 hp diesel engine, which is enough to drive around in our flat part of the country, just came back from the French speaking part of Belgium, there the engine had to work a bit harder. Doesn't really matter, it should carry our family, not race the streets, that's what the BMW is for (yes, even if it's a diesel).



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