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Old 09-20-2005, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking about getting 2001 530i

Hello brothers,

I'm thinking about getting a 2001 BMW 530i, 69K miles, sport pakage, nag. sys. and many more.
The asking price is $19,900.00.
My questions are:
How much should I pay for this car?
Are there any problems w/this type of car that I need know?

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Old 09-20-2005, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll say good car....they took many bugs out of the e39.......price is ok.....take a look at this one....Euro edition......wishing the best

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Thanks Bill,

How about the timing belt, when do you have to change the belt?
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I tell you on the 5 series the belt is not an issue...it is very tough...compared to the way it used to be on the 3 series....Rubber was good for 50k miles vs. metal chaine...

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I'm looking at a 2001 530i also. It has 79k miles has about everything except the navigation system, the dealer is asking 23k for it. Looks in good shape. Is there anything in particular I should be concerned about and does the price sound ok. Thanks.
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