I still currently have a W202 C230K manual, after having it for a few years i think its time to move onto my next cruiser, which i wanted to be a V8!
So i've been looking through the market for an E39 540 and i'm quite intrigued and seriously considering to defect, the mercedes equivalent (E430) just doesn't cut it for me, looks ugly and its not as sporty as the 5 series.
Technically i aint a BMW owner yet, but i'm very sure i'm going to buy one... just waiting for the right specimen to come along and i'll get it!
I've read http://www.windigoauto.com/E39CommonProblems.html about common faults, but is that everything? and in general do these cars have quite alot of faults or are they ok to bare with?
Also are there any noteable mileages which major services get carried out (that i'd like to avoid?), if so, please let me know!