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post #1 of 14 Old 3rd March 2015, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Worth it? What is a fair price for this car?

2000 bmw m5

Hi everyone,
I have been lurking on this forum, and want to buy my first E39. The above car is located fairly close to me. I am looking for some feedback from the wealth of knowledge available on this site:

The car has 140,000 miles with 60,000 on a new motor. Asking price is $15,000. KBB states that a fair price for this car in Excellent condition is $10,500.

What do you guys think? Thanks for your feedback.

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post #2 of 14 Old 20th March 2015, 04:36 AM
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What year, what condition, service records? Need a little more info to give an idea on pricing

'84 Audi 4000s- gone
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'93 S10 Blazer.Tahoe Edition 4x4-sold
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'98 E36 ///M3/4/5- Alpine/Mulberry- 182k- sold
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From the CL ad:

"I am selling my 2000 Bmw m5 It has 5.0 L v8 German muscle 400hp 6 speed manual transmission. I have maintained this car like no one can do!!! used top quality expensive replacement parts to maintain factory condition!!. I have paper works for everything.currently have no problems at all. this baby will run and run. everything works flawless. only visible wear on steering wheel and shift knob.

exterior 10/10
interior 9/10 wear on steering wheel and shift knob. seats are gorgeous condition matching 2 ton red/black + carbon fiber upgrade.
engine and trans 10/10
new plugs ngk factory torqued 22nm.
recent oil change 7L liqui molly 10w60
belt replaced
new air filters.
8 ITB Cleaning.
2 thermostat sensors replaced.
new radiator
new fan clutch and blade
new expansion tank
new clutch flywheel pressure plate
new o2 sensors

Upgrades
Android DVD navigation system with back up camera + factory parking sensors
2003 m5 front headlights with CCFL Halo White
2003 m5 LED taillights and LCM 4 module to eliminate codes.
ECU tuned from 6500 rpm to 7200rpm cut off
Removed Speed governor from 155mph to 225 mph
E60 M5 Wheels With Adaptors to fit on E39 74mm Hub Brand new tires on the rear and front is 60%
Straight Pipe Open exhaust with magna flow performance catalytic convertor. ( codes still present illuminates check engine light )
Trailer hidden hitch ( ORDERED FROM EUROPE ORIGINAL BMW MADE FOR M5 )"


150,000 miles with 60,000 on the second motor. Once I found out about this, I shied away.
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It's hard to say whats it worth. I would go see it and take it for a test drive. Talk with the seller. Prices are all over the place for these cars depending on location and seller. I bought mine for $8000 6 months ago, 2002 with 152k miles. It needed some help but ran good and looked decent besides the lousy buffing job.
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Think sum of all parts... New engine would scare the heck out of me

'84 Audi 4000s- gone
'90 Audi 80 Quattro-gone
'86 Civic hatchback-sold
'89 Civic SI-sold
'93 S10 Blazer.Tahoe Edition 4x4-sold
'04 Honda Element- 5spd AWD-sold
'02 Acura TL S- sold
'81 Corvette- sold
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'98 E36 ///M3/4/5- Alpine/Mulberry- 182k- sold
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That seems pretty high for that mileage. Maybe with a very comprehensive PPI i'd consider it at that price.
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2000 bmw m5

Hi everyone,
I have been lurking on this forum, and want to buy my first E39. The above car is located fairly close to me. I am looking for some feedback from the wealth of knowledge available on this site:

The car has 140,000 miles with 60,000 on a new motor. Asking price is $15,000. KBB states that a fair price for this car in Excellent condition is $10,500.

What do you guys think? Thanks for your feedback.
Hey Architect,
I agree that prices are all over the map, but I happen to have one for sale (mine!).
It's a 1997 E39 540i with 163k miles. Arctic Silver/black leather. It's in really great condition but not mint. All work was done by a 10-year BMW team leader in the Manhattan dealership who opened up his own BMW shop. I was planning on selling it for $3k, but now I am getting emails from people telling me I am too low. I will cry when we part, but if it goes to a good home, I'll be happy. And to a fellow architect, even better! If you want pics and more info, email me. 97e39540i at g mail dot com.
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I'd be wary of replaced motor...
out of curiosity, whats bad about a replacement motor?
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out of curiosity, whats bad about a replacement motor?
Me too. What's bad about a replacement motor? If it's running good and it really have only 60.000 that car would be a great buy
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