In Reply to: Pics of my new 540, and already a problem :( posted by AndrewK on July 06, 2000 at 00:40:39:
ex '99 528i
: Got some pics up of my (new to me) 99 540i 6-speed. Also, I was paid a visit by the one and only beewang and his wife yesterday. Luckily, bee didn't drool too much on the orient blue paint :) Thanks for lunch, dude!
: But on to more serious matters.. Right after bee left I took off for a bit and shortly thereafter the Check Engine light came on!!! Someone tell me that it's ok for this to happen within 24 hours of buying a car this expensive :) I bought it from BMW of Riverside, which is about an hour drive from my home in Orange County. To their credit, the salesman who I dealt with will be driving out to my office tomorrow and will leave me with a loaner car (a 740!) while he brings my 540 back to the dealer to investigate. I'm quite pleased with BMW of Riverside's willingness to correct this problem; I only hope that this isn't an omen of worse things yet to come. I'm a Chevy guy by trade, this is my first German car, and first impressions often count for too much.
: Aside from that little yellow light on the dashboard, what an amazing ride this thing is. I still can't believe I bought it.