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The place for your 1995-2004 BMW E39 5 series questions and discussions! For owners and prospective owners only.
Hello everybody !! After few months i will buy my first car !! I am 18 years old and i have already taken my driving license. My father has a BMW e39 year 2000 with automatic transmission and i’ve been driving it for 5 months. After spending time with this car i really fell in love in the e39 series and I plan to buy an e39 but more powerful - 530d maybe year 2001,2002 and of course manual transmission. However some friends of mine recommended me buying e46 330d. They said that it is more powerful than the 530 e39 and now i am wondering what to buy - 530d or 330d. I would be really happy if you,guys, give me some recommedations. I really love the e39 and i would probably search for an 530 but is it better for a first car ?
Some ideas: M POSTER, HAHA AMG, I H8 AUDI, E39 528, BMW 528, MOVE OVER, YOUTUBE, YT WRENCH, FAKE LUX, CHEAPO, IN DEBT
got any ideas?
Firstly, this post is something that I write out of a random thought that I had these past few weeks. So, 9 years ago when I was 15. My father decided that he want a BMW. So he took me hunting a few cars on the classifieds, news paper ads, and second hand showroom. Untill we come across a clean looking 1997 528i in green. My first thought about this car is it doesnt look exciting at all unlike the W211 mercedes my friend owned. However, since i was only 15 that time and know nothing about cars my dad chooses to ignore me. So we bought the car which at that time only have around 40.000km. My first ride in it was alright its very quiet and comfortable just like what my dad expected from a 5 series. One day I need to go to school and my usual car was being borrowed by a relative of my family. So I go to school with that car, it is the first time I drive it and it changes my view on that car forever. I know its only a 6 cylinder 2.8litre but 190hp was quite plenty if you are used to drive small hatchback. The dashboard and controls are directed towards the driver so I really like driving it. It is the first car that i use to hit 200kph I know its not alot but that kind of number is not achievable in my suzuki swift and also bearing in mind the road condition in my country. I suddenly fell in love with that car I almost drive it everyday untill my father decided that we need to sell it because he want to expand his business.
The point of this story is that this car is the car who transform me into a petrol head. It is also the car that made me fall in love with BMW. I actually own another BMW 2 years ago I bought an E46 but personally for me its not close to the feeling I get while owning and driving the E39. One day I really do hope I can buy another E39.
Sorry for the long post and the lack of pictures. its just something that I want to share with the CarThrottle community.