Jay’s 2000 BMW E39 M5

20160428_080940Hello E39Source. I am a new member to this website, and I wanted to get more involved with this close knit group of E39 enthusiasts. I just recently purchased my first M5! I bought it in Seattle, Washington with 148,000 miles on the clock. The interior is immaculate, along with the rest of the car. It honestly doesn’t feel as if it has covered 148,000 miles. I’ve driven upwards of ten M5s and this one takes the cake. It has plenty of get-up and go, and, so far, has none of the common E39 issues. No gas cap rust, no VANOS rattle, no rod bearing noise, no timing chain rattle, no busted cup holders, and no pixel issues. I will, however, be experiencing some of these I am sure because all of my other E39s have at some point. I believe I got this for a good deal, considering the other M5s I went to look at were in a much worse condition. The salesmen were quite friendly, and there was no pressure to buy this car. It has heated seats, a power rear sunshade, a 6-disc CD changer, Dinan stage 1 engine software, Dinan mufflers, a new clutch, new tires, and a very meticulous previous owner. I have receipts spanning all the way back to 2002. I’m glad I finally own one of these beasts, my dream is now a reality!

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19 thoughts on “Jay’s 2000 BMW E39 M5

  1. Where did you get your m5 from? I’ve just begun the search and other than the forums I’m not sure where to look.

    • I happened to find mine parked downtown in the city that I live in with a for sale sign on it. I couldn’t have gotten much luckier. I would encourage you to watch M5Board, Ebay Motors, cars.com, Bring a Trailer, and even Craigslist.

  2. Jay I am also a 2000 BMW E39 M5 owner in Seattle. I couldn’t help but notice your coolant gauge edging above center. Have you addressed this problem? I had a similar issue earlier this year, replaced my fan clutch, and now all is well.

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