The styling of the E39 is perfect--
understated, sensuous, mysterious, and
with the right wheel package, subtly
aggressive. Performance is incredible--
tracks through corners like it's on
rails, accelerates quickly, cruises
effortlessly at speed. Leather is
This is the kind of car you will never
tire of driving. Haven't had any
mechanical issues yet. It will need
routine maintenance and parts replaced
as it has 100k miles on it. Still--it
drives like it's brand new. Smooth,
quiet, and fast.
This car is just plain beautiful.
Interior lighting at night; exterior
styling; comfort; brakes; roominess.
cupholder design/strength; AM radio
reception; need a 12V power supply for
Bought this car with 47,000 obviously
well cared for miles on it. Great
speed and handling with nearly every
conceivable luxury. As previously
mentioned cupholder are nearly
worthless but not that important to me.
Service light has a mind of its own and
I wish it would burn out. Why there is
a gas economy gage and no oil pressure
gauge is a mystery to me. You don't
buy this model for great fuel economy.
I would definitely recommend this car to
anyone who is looking for a sports
sedan. You probably better buy the
extended warranty though just to be
Acceleration, handling and styling.
Very nice interior.
Substitute oil pressure gauge for MPG
gauge. Move clock to instrument
cluster. Fix the gremlins in the
service sensors. Add power lumbar
support as standard.
This is the finest car I have ever
owned. Recently we moved to NC where
almost everyone drives a truck, so of
course I talked my wife into trading
in her 94 Volvo 850 turbo wagon in on
a new Tundra which I now drive,
giving her the privledge of driving
the BMW. She hates it??? She claims
the most comfortable seats in the
world are hurting her legs, and the
dash controls are too complicated. I
keep offering to let her have the
truck, but she doesn't want to drive
something that big everyday. We will
soon be trading in this beautiful
classic for a new Cross Country,
breaking my 18 year streak of owning
BMW's. It's too bad the truck is so
I have never owned a car that puts the
driver in such a perfect position
between the seat and the steering
wheel for enjoying the incredible
handling this car puts forth.
The cup holders should have been
recalled long ago. They really are a
driving hazzard if you make the
mistake of using them.
Friends in our small Midwest town
cannot understand why I "settled" for
this car when a new Chevy could have
been purchased for the same price. If
they could only drive this beauty,
they would understand. The
performance and handling of this car
is pure joy compared to its American
counterparts. In addition to being
rock solid at 90+MPH (reflecting it's
autobahn roots), it handles the
tightest of curves like a steel
rollercoaster. I can barely stand to
drive the family minivan anymore!
Steady ride, polished looks, great
brakes. Automatic traction control
gives this rear-wheel drive vehicle
surprising control on snowy roads.
Interior is comfortable and the heated
seats are heaven on cold mornings.
The cupholders are a joke -
particularly the back ones. Wish
there was some type of storage in the
center console, seems like wasted
space as is.