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motomoron
motomoron Dork
10/17/12 8:51 p.m.

2001 525iT, manual trans, factory BBS 2 piece wheels, sport suspension, xenon headlights, lux and cold packs, sunroof.

It popped up on eBay, I contacted the seller (who has an M5, a Shelby continuation series cobra, a couple uber-rare early Volvos, etc) pleaded my case as the ideal next owner, and managed to keep the deal together for 4 days 'til I picked it up on Long Island today and drove it back to MD.

It's awesome. 250+ miles on 1/2 tank, the sport suspension is way good enough for a street car, it's fast enough, crazily comfortable, and devours miles like you wouldn't believe. I do the NY-MD I-95 death march a lot. I've done it in every kind of car - never as easily as this. It's magical.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo PowerDork
10/17/12 8:52 p.m.

BOOOIIIIINGGGG!

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/17/12 8:53 p.m.

I guessed right!! I figured it was this car. Very cool car! As a former BMW touring owner, I love it!

WilberM3
WilberM3 Dork
10/17/12 8:55 p.m.

nice, those are great cars. my company tries to buy (and sell) any e39 wagon we can get in clean shape, especially 540i Msport or any manual trans model.

irish44j
irish44j SuperDork
10/17/12 8:56 p.m.

Nice!

plance1
plance1 Dork
10/17/12 8:59 p.m.

I saw this car on Ebay and I saw too many problems with it that you must have overlooked so I went ahead and passed on it. Oh well, best of luck to you, I guess.

02Pilot
02Pilot HalfDork
10/17/12 9:11 p.m.

I've got the sedan twin as my DD - same year, same options (minus the xenons). I've been through most of the common issues with mine; let me know if you have questions.

(Gratuitous photo of said twin)

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2002maniac
2002maniac HalfDork
10/17/12 9:21 p.m.

Very nice! Swap in a 3.0 and it would be perfect

motomoron
motomoron Dork
10/17/12 9:23 p.m.
plance1 wrote: I saw this car on Ebay and I saw too many problems with it that you must have overlooked so I went ahead and passed on it. Oh well, best of luck to you, I guess.

I'm interested in what you saw that I didn't. It's got dead pixels on the stereo (duh) a couple scratches in the clear coat, and a little wave in the drivers side door from some mediocre PDR work my PDR guy can fix. It's got full service records, was enthusiast owned, has 88k miles, and the PPI was perfect. Compression was within a couple pounds from 1 to 6, and I talked to the tech who's worked on the car since '06.

It really, genuinely drives like it's new. And I'm picky.

mndsm
mndsm PowerDork
10/17/12 9:24 p.m.

Hot DAMN that's nice. LOVE me some e39 wagon.

HiTempguy
HiTempguy SuperDork
10/17/12 9:25 p.m.

I hate you. Hatehatehatehatehatehatehatehate!@

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/17/12 9:27 p.m.

I don't get most BMW's, but this one is hitting all the right buttons. Niiiiiice!

bastomatic
bastomatic Dork
10/17/12 9:28 p.m.

Looks like a steal to me. Glad I didn't send it to Bring a Trailer

Seriously, great buy, hope it loves you back.

motomoron
motomoron Dork
10/17/12 9:28 p.m.

Oh - M5 bumpers F+R too.

PeterAK
PeterAK Dork
10/17/12 9:43 p.m.

Hot.

plance1
plance1 Dork
10/17/12 9:48 p.m.

In reply to motomoron:

Yes, it was primarily the pixel problem that gave me pause.....just how much did you overspend on this abomination?

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero Dork
10/17/12 9:53 p.m.
motomoron wrote: 2001 525iT, manual trans, factory BBS 2 piece wheels, sport suspension, xenon headlights, lux and cold packs, sunroof.

Sacre bleu!!!!

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy UltraDork
10/17/12 9:56 p.m.
plance1 wrote: In reply to motomoron: Yes, it was primarily the pixel problem that gave me pause.....just how much did you overspend on this abomination?

Really? I don't think I've ever seen an E39 without dead pixels, my father's cream puff included.

OP: you lucky bastard! Someday I'll have another BMW touring...

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Intern
10/17/12 10:00 p.m.
plance1 wrote: In reply to motomoron: Yes, it was primarily the pixel problem that gave me pause.....just how much did you overspend on this abomination?


Who shat in your Wheaties this morning?

EricM
EricM SuperDork
10/17/12 10:01 p.m.

Wow

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltraDork
10/17/12 10:05 p.m.

BTW; I eat Costco bagels for breakfast......I think it's a nice looking car. Enjoy.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/17/12 10:05 p.m.
plance1 wrote: In reply to motomoron: Yes, it was primarily the pixel problem that gave me pause.....just how much did you overspend on this abomination?

Please tell me you're joking.

plance1
plance1 Dork
10/17/12 10:06 p.m.

Guys, I was hoping one of u would see through my sarcasm and realize how jealous I am. I was just fooling around...this is a sweet ride!

plance1
plance1 Dork
10/17/12 10:07 p.m.
Tom_Spangler wrote:
plance1 wrote: In reply to motomoron: Yes, it was primarily the pixel problem that gave me pause.....just how much did you overspend on this abomination?
Please tell me you're joking.

We have a winner!

neon4891
neon4891 UltimaDork
10/17/12 10:30 p.m.

E39...YES

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