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E39 need advice before buying !

I had 2 x E36 until now and now I am looking to buy something bigger but not
as faster as I had before (baby on the way) and with some more space and
I ended up looking at some 520's and as wife must drive to I decided for an automatic steptronic transmision.

So I am looking to buy a 520 E39 (Europe) with steptronic.
What should I check at the car before buying ? Any things in particular ?

Thank you in advance.

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There are quite a few threads around on typical things to go wrong on E39's. Use the search feature and come back with specific questions.



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Anybody else with something more constructive ?
Used the search but came up with trash.

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after 60k miles tons of stuff may go wrong
after 100-110k miles if that stuff hasn't been fixed, you'll see.
so if at 110k it drives like new, get it
if it got way under 60k get it

common problems : radiator failures, shocks go at around 60-80k miles, electronic problems... CUPHOLDERS!


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