• Beautiful car. At $4K with 197K on the clock, either you have the buy of the decade, or a rolling resto. There is hope the car was maintained given that everything works. Take it on a long test drive to make sure the codes were not just cleared. I have owned several E-39/E46 1999-2008 cars and when there were no warning lights on I worried that the relay to light up the code was faulty. The 6spd makes it a fantastic, not much risk endeavor. If it was in NYC area I'd be on my way to drive it, Friday traffic or not.

  • Was gonna try to do a decision tree but it was taking too damn long, so…

    If it's been parked indoors AND if it's had the cam chains and guides replaced it's a buy.

    If it's been parked indoors AND it HASN'T had the cam chains and guides replaced then you need to do so immediately ($800 in parts – plus parts markup and labor if you're paying someone to do it)

    If it's been parked outdoors and it's had the cam chains and guides replaced, inspect the door seals and etc. and if they suck then you can replace at your leisure ($500 parts plus…well, probably as much labor as the cam chains.)

    If it's been parked outdoors and it hasn't had the cam chains replaced – well, it's up to you but consider the above.

    • Oh, don't worry about the windshield/rear window trims, those are cheap and easy. It's the door-window weatherstrip that matters.

  • I think this one has been for sale for quite a while. I have a 540i running search on Dallas CL looking for a 2003 M Sport.

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