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Old 05-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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talk me into/out of e39

i currently have an e30. but its not exactly what i want, has a riced out look and NEED a change. i've owned two e30's, the first an automatic and then this one. my current one is my DD, but it handles great and is FAST!

now i might potentially trade this car for a e39 98 with a 5sp. has 190k on it.


this is where i need YOUR opinions:

up sides-
more modern
more reliable power from m50
more room under the hood to add turbo
M5 motor would drop right in
heavier, so i can cut weight easy
4dr, more room


down sides:
4dr for looks
HEAVY
i dont think they're too nimble, not compared to e30
lil more ordinary if left stock
almost the same douche level as e36, BUT it bumps into the "classiness" i always associate bmw's with(i like classy)


so how hard would it be to get this 5series into a worthy DD that is both nimble and quick?

opinions?
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I'm not quite sure just what you're looking for. I can only say
that my 540i, with the sport package, is very "nimble."

Having driven one without the sport package I can also say
that they are a very different car.
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My suggestion would be to find a few of this model on dealers lots and test drive them to see how they fit your needs/desires. In the end cars are a very personal item and what fits you might not fit your brother (much like partners ).
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I second Brettski's idea. Try out a few and find out what
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Can anyone please let me know if they are selling a camber kit for an e39 im looking to make a purchase! im new to the forum and im always looking for parts as I have 2 97 528i vehicles plz help out! thanx
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aalike, you're in the wrong place to make this request. Please look
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It's NOT hard to modify the ride... If you want a less spongy experience then get stiffer springs (or bang some assistors on), and maybe replace all the suspension bushes to "Poly"...
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my fault im new to the site nvr been on b$ someone suggested i try it out I appreciate the help BB
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Not your fault, AALike... It's like getting on the wrong bus... You pay your fare and it goes in the wrong direction !!! It happens LOL
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