No-reserve 2000 BMW 528iT 5-speed

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Talk of M5 and E63 wagons is great and all, but those are essentially unicorns. Due to our country’s general aversion to the eminently practical and awesome wagon bodystyle, beggars can’t really be choosers and compromises must be made when buying a wagon. For many, a manual might just be a higher priority than the 540i’s V8. Today’s inline-sixed 5er wagon lets you row it yourself, which would help you forget the wagon’s association with family and concentrate on the fun parts. It’s covered a lot of miles as a commuter, but with just one diligent owner who had no problem addressing any service needed, this could be a great deal.

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Year: 2000
Model: 528iT
Engine: 2.8l inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 177,000 mi
Price: No-reserve auction

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I am the original owner of the car, I bought the car new for my wife. She did most of the driving to and from work which was mainly on the highway’s of NJ. I took excellent care of this car. Everything on the car functions 100%. Carfax guarantee, I have the full report completed Sept 2013. Send me a note and I can send you a copy. Sold as is.

– 2000 528i Sport Wagon (6 cyl)
– 177k miles
– 5 speed Manual
– VIN: WBADP5344YBR95615
– Options:
o Sports suspension / package (Firmer suspension, bigger wheels, Air suspension, M-Steering, M-Shifter, black out trim)
o Auto-leveling suspension
o Heated front seats
o Moon roof
o HID head lights
o Rain sensing wipers
o Rear passenger window shades
o Leather
– Serviced and maintained by BMW (I have the service records) – I did minor service – oil changes recently
– Recent services completed
o Both belts replaced (AC + main belt)
o ABS module replaced
o Interior A/C control buttons replaced (interior dash)
o HID headlight clips replaced
o Rear auto leveling suspension replaced
o Steering wheel audio controls replaced
o Power steering reservoir and pipes replaced
– One owner car
o Non-smoker
o Everything works great
– Payment:
o Buyers must make payment in full prior to pick up of the vehicle. Payment via bank check or cash.
– Sold As Is:
o No warranty is given nor implied. You may inspect the vehicle before you bid or before the close of the auction. Although the car is in superb condition, they will show signs of some wear and tear according to their mileage. Please ask lots of questions before you bid.

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177,000 miles is the main question here, but the description does a great job reassuring that, while there will always be maintenance on the horizon with this many miles, anything that needed to be done thus far was taken care of and done properly. It looks extremely good inside and out, underscoring the care and gentle handling present for its entire life. Bidding is hot but not high, and this may be an opportunity to snag a versatile and great E39 for less than most of the E30s we’ve been seeing!

-NR

2000 BMW 528i Touring

The E39 BMW 5 series has rather a large fan base at GCFSB. Also, continuing with the theme of estates from our last post, this body style is quite popular amongst European car enthusiasts. The E39 Touring wasn’t the most popular vehicle in the BMW lineup ten years ago, a fact that is abundantly clear today, as an estate variant of the current F10 5 series is not offered for sale in the United States.

Here is an E39 Touring for sale with just under 80,000 miles and the desirable sport package for sale in Philadelphia.

2000 BMW 528i Touring on eBay

LOW MILES! Sport Package! Wagon! Classic silver/gray color combination! CD CHANGER! The Car has been inspected by our mechanic!

You are looking at a well kept, great looking sporty luxury wagon. The vehicle has been made and assembled entirely in Germany, and consists only of Germany made parts! This wagon is renowned in the world for its unique combination of luxury and superior performance thanks to its award winning I6 engine and almost 50/50 weight ratio, it has great performance to it – it handles and performs as you would expect such a highly acclaimed luxury vehicle! The metallic gray exterior combined gray leather interior gives the car a certain kind of unique classy appeal. It’s a never smoked in great sporty looking wagon. The car comes with 2 stage front airbags and 2 side airbags for you and your passenger’s maximum protection.

The engine is an exceptional I6 – one of the most powerful in the segment – runs strong and smooth provides the power you have come to expect from a BMW. The transmission has the BMW mark on it as well and shifts like on a new car, no skips or slips on shifts – actually it does it so smoothly that you can’t feel it shifting. The car runs great! The engine compartment is clean, and free of any leaks.

The vehicle also features DSC or Dynamic Stability Control, which is a lateral skid control system preventing the driver from skidding off the road in sharp turns and generally keeping the vehicles traction at its best. The A/C works well and blows cold air! We had our mechanic check the car and no problems were found with it. As you can judge for yourself from the pictures – the interior is clean while the seats show almost no wear! No electrical problems were found. The check light of the diagnostic computer reads ok. The engine compartment is clean, and free of any leaks.

This BMW is equipped with a dual-zone climate control system. The power locks, windows, seats and moon roof all work and are in excellent condition. It also features dual heated seats. All the power controls and buttons work a 100%. Rims are in great condition. The car also comes all season tires. The tires have been rotated, balanced. This is a very nice looking vehicle. It’s obviously been garage kept, and is in good condition.

Other than the fact this Touring is lacking a 5 speed manual, I have two small issues right off the bat with this car. First, the BMW badge is missing it’s enamel on the tailgate. These are a quick and inexpensive fix that simply finishes the look. Second, the headlights are suffering from the typical hazing. Fortunately, there are fix it kits out there for this problem. Other than that, the Anthracite Metallic over gray leather looks great and I’ve always been a fan of these deep inset BBS style rims. If ever I needed a family hauler, the E39 528 Touring will always been high up on the list.

-Paul

2000 BMW 525iT 5-speed

For many enthusiasts that read this blog, the E39 BMW 5 series is revered as the consummate sport sedan before BMW went crazy with i-Drive and funky styling. The fact that E39 series sedans are readily available with manual transmissions in both 6 cylinder and V8 format makes them even more attractive to enthusiasts. But when is the last time you saw a 5 series wagon with a manual transmission. And one with less than 60,000 miles? Here’s one available in Pennsylvania.

The seller states:

2000 BMW 528iT Wagon, 5 speed. Sunroof, leather, heated seats, BMW Dealer serviced.

Given the cost of SUVs these days, this 5 series wagon offers a nice combination of style, utility and performance for a very reasonable price. Given what these cost new, this is an immense bargain and the proven mechanicals should provide years of blissful service. If I needed something more commodious than a sedan, this car would get my vote.

-Paul