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540i purchased from dealer pre-owned program. "Sports package" with upgraded suspension, xenon headlights, steptronic transmission. Fold-down rear seats. Car is very comfortable and inspires confidence each time you get behind the wheel.. Very reliable and most problems can be searched for by symptom on the web... (E39 club etc.). I really like the performance sedan style of vehicle....
Pros: The 6-speed manual transmission
Cons: The cupholders
Advice: Keep a watch on the radiator because the end caps are plastic and they only last for about 50,000 miles.This is the best car that I have ever owned. The performance is awesome( 6-speed M Sport edition), and there is room for my family. This car is very quiet. It is docile around town and has plenty of low rpm torque like a car with a much larger engine. When called upon, it willingly comes to life and pulls strongly all the way up to the redline. The handling is great and the 4-wheel discs do a great job of slowing things down. The seats are fully adjustable and the controls are all within reach. This is a true 4-door sports car!