The Perfect Year? 2000 BMW 528i E39

If we all agree that new cars are too complicated, and really old cars are unsafe, inefficient and difficult to maintain, then there must be a sweet spot for a modern daily driver. You are looking for a car that has enough new technology to be modern, but enough old tech to be robust. I’ve always maintained that 1965 was the best year for cars of the past era (the 1950s cars were too fiddly and 1970s cars too smoggy) then what is the equivalent “perfect year” for the modern car. To this I give the elegant, poignant, and ought riddled answer of Y2K. A car from the year 2000 has most of the modern amenities you want (OBD2 diagnostics, available parts, airbags, crumple zones, side impact protection, power, speed, handling) but none of the failure points of new-new cars (complex interconnected touchscreens, CAN wires running amok, telltale nanny computers, electric power steering, expensive run-flat 20-inch tires). Today we’ve got a 22 year old car from the best year with only 88k miles on the clock. Find this 2000 BMW 528i offered for $6,950 in Napa, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2000 bmw 528i
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 88000
paint color: grey
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan

Hello, I am selling my BMW 528i in excellent condition and with no mechanical issues. Low mileage for the year and is ready for a new owner.

Vin – WBADM634XYGU14362

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Passed emissions test

Low mileage of 88k (less then 5k per year)

BMW sport package

Black leather interior in great condition

Full sized spare tire

Premium window tint

New battery

My BMW will come with a CarFax history report as well. Please message me with any questions. Thanks for looking

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