Hello ladies, hello gentlemen.
It's a pleasure to find myself among such well-informed enthusiasts and professionals who are willing to help!
Thank you all for sharing your precious knowledge - I believe that BMWs are a whole different breed of machines. Machines that need understanding, attention, and properly-timed mechanically-correct care.
I DO NOT HAVE A BMW.
Please don't stop reading my post just yet.
Don't throw things or spit at my avatar - you might damage your screen.
I DO have a valid excuse for my presence here without owning a white-n-blue.
The thing is - NOBODY EVER TOLD ME THAT BMWs ARE SPECIAL OR DIFFERENT. I always had an idea that BMWs are more expensive because of extra luxury options, or because of the well-known brand, or because of selling less cars then the others, and a whole bunch of other very wrong reasons.
I was so very wrong about BMW and nobody said different, so I didn´t bother to check more carefully.
Now I am 31, owning my second car (careful with that monitor, I tell you!), and finally got curious about mechanical differences between different cars.
So that is when all the BMW technology appeared to me and smacked me hard. Real hard. I simply lost interest in most car brands' technology. Why bother - BMW always got something better...
So I have decided to buy E39 530d this year.
I am trying to get some useful info, tips, advices, and ideas about this car, and I am counting on you to help me with my doubts. I will open a thread with my questions.
Born in Moscow, grew up in Tokyo, living in Lisbon. Huh.
Reeeeally anxious to get a BMW... Glad to meet you all !!!