5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
In my opinion, the e39 is an excellent car & the maintenance can be cheap if you are aware of the technologies available & if you have a reasonable technical background.
Currently I am having two e39 vehicles & I wish to have another e46 – 330. My first e39, 530i – 2002 has exceeded 370,000 KM now but still in an excellent condition. It is costing me 2500$ every year (every 50,000 KM).
This forum is an excellent source of information to learn more about your car & if you search, you can find some threads about the maintenance cost of the e39.
Finally, I think 7000$ is a bit high for this car unless it is very well maintained & have almost no faults on it. Or else if the tires, break pads, routers, control arms, bushes, belts, filters, are in a good conditions then it can be reasonable price.
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