I am thinking about buying a 1996 E39 535i, I appreciate the cars are unloved but my budget will not stretch to a 540i or 530i and the 535i seems like a good deal.
The car is £700, has a full BMW service history (last service was at 68k) I understand the main problems are the cooling system etc so can budget to replace it all.
My main question relates to the cam chain guides and whether the car has vanos?
Also am I right in thinking at 80k a main service is due?
Any help/advice greatly appreciated