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Re: Getting the 530 I want (cloth seats & a tr (archive)

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Posted by Jim Cash on July 03, 2000 at 20:00:54:

In Reply to: Getting the 530 I want (cloth seats & a trunk)... posted by Colin Campbell on July 03, 2000 at 18:27:45:

: I'm about ready to order a 530i 5-speed. I want cloth seats. A friend was telling the order codes for cloth on the phone yesterday, but I think they were for the 3 series. Does anyone have the order codes for a 5?

: One of my pet peeves is the decrease in trunk capacity in the E39. I'm usually carrying a bicycle, and it fits easily in my '95 525i. I tried it on the newer car, and it is a tight fit for my track bike; a road bike might leave grease on the panels. Are the side panels easily removable, even if there is a Nav unit and/or CD changer installed? I'm sure the trunk could actually be used to carry things if they were out of the way!

: Thanks!
: Colin

Your dealer will have the correct info for ordering the cloth seats. Never give them just codes. If a code is wrong you are on the hook. Tell them in language form which cloth and colour you want - it is then up to them to make sure the coding is correct.

For your bike I would suggest 2 things.
Get the fold down rear seats - and if you want you can use a tarp (or custom BMW liner) to protect the trunk and seat lining.

OR - get the custome roof racks and the attachment for holding bikes (arm swings down for easy loading/unloading the bike).

I have the fold down seats and the roof rack (without the bike attachments) - both are great additions for carrying stuff.


Jim Cash

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