Little Advice Needed E39 540i-6 sport
I have been asking questions in the forum about a 99 540i -6 Sport that I am going to buy. I absolutely fell in love with this car on first drive. But, to be honest - the fact remains I really did not look at it all that closely. This car was such a wonderful drive and the people that are selling it live in an 'upscale' neighborhood with no kids to beat it, and a bunch of service records, so I figured I was kind of safe.
Well, to make a long story short looking for advice about this purchase, before I drop the cash. I realize these are opinion type questions so I am opening a can of worms. But, for those more experienced than I your input would be invaluable to me.
Should I get the compression checked...although it showed no signs of compression loss? Should I pull the wheels and inspect the brakes although looking at the rotors showed no signs of abnormal wear or grinding? How can I check the suspension linkage...or should I?
Any other components known to fail or regularly need service...radiator was replaced last year and all the electronics seem to work fine.
At $9.5K it seems like a Great Deal to me...I did the carfax...2 owners one accident with slight/moderate damage in 2005 and it has like 30K on it since the accident...
As I write this I am thinking since I loved the car so much maybe I should just 'suck it up' and pay for it and get what I get? WHAT A RIDE!
Thanks for any input,
Last edited by GSXRYDER; 01-03-2008 at 02:44 PM.