.... you can get a Nice e38 740I or IL for 14k..... I think both of those e39's are very nice cars It really depends what your looksing for:
Daliy Driver or Weekend Car?
Long or Short Commute ?
How much Highway Driving and City?
What do you reasonally expect from the new(to you) car?
How much are you willing to spend?
What Options are MOST important to you In order.
let start with that and I can then help you further, and help you deside on the car tht suits you best But, remember your asking for an opinion not a definate awnser, Your asking just what we think would be best for you.
1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded I am Captain Obvious