Just bought a 1999 540i on a whim.....was gonna get a slk230 convertible, but the BMW sedan on bimmer 18" chrome wheels with 35 series tires grabbed my attention! It was A local dentist's car and has 85k miles on it...and i talked to HER, it was 80% highway miles between Yuma and Phoenix, AZ, and she was the original owner.
Anything I need to look out for on this car? Runs perfect (except for the terrible throttle response....guess that is normal for the automatics.....) and everything looks and works like new. I changed the oil with castrol full synthetic last week, and had the service lights reset.
I read in the book that the auto tranny fluid is lifetime........do any of you have it changed???
I am very mechanically and electronically proficient.......what problems do these cars have?....... This will be my commuter, as the previous owner used it for.
Thanx in advance for the input, Nick