+1So fly down, get a PPI on 1 or 2 or 3, buy the best one of the bunch and drive it home.
I flew to Montreal in 2007 to buy mine and drove it home over 2000 miles.
What a great road trip!
all the E39's I find that I am interested in are all on the west coast:
...Can't find anything here on the East Coast that I like.
That is great news for you we have little rain and almost zero snow or salted roads...no rust yeah!!! Look for a car from Southern California even better.
$800?Tough to get off work for a 2000 mile + road trip. If I found something I liked could always fly out see it in person, pay for it and arrange to get it shipped back home then fly back? factor in about another $800 or so for that so that is a possibility.
Lots of flakes out there on craigslist where I see most posted would hate to get out there and have the car sold or something like that as have had things happen like that here buying things. This past summer I was to buy a GSXR 750 that was about 3 hours from me and agreed upon a price per my inspection when I got there and when I did some old 70 yr old women said her son was not there and when I called him he said he changed his mind about selling it and forgot to tell me. Right before I left to drive out I even texted him to confirm all was ok and I would be up in 3 hours. Anyways was very pissed off.
Would be even more pissed if I flew up and something like this happened. Just lots of flakes out there.
I knew I'd seen that one for a while now. There is probably a good reason why that car hasn't sold just yet.The carbon black M5 that you first listed has been posted for about 6 months. I watched the price go from 22k to 19k now. I don't know if M5s are just not selling in the local area or not, but he doesn't seem to be able to move the car even though it sounds like it was decently maintained from his ad description.