My mother-in-law took delivery of her new (to her) 1997 BMW 528i (e39) yesterday. She has named it Mrs. Mistoffelees (Mr. just wouldn’t seem right for her car) after a character in CATS. Here are some pictures I took just this morning, (they are scaled down for those with slow connections, if you want to see LARGE pictures, click them):
It really is a dream to drive. Here are her comments on the car:
…So we got a used black BMW – a 1997 – but Greg and Rob say it will last for 20 years – I guess because they are made so well. We got it at a wholesale dealer – Christi actually found it on the internet and Greg went to look at it and to check it out. He said it was a great car. Rob read about it too and said it was a good model and would last forever.
One nice thing is that Greg can work on it – just like he does his own – so that will save on maintenance should there be a need.
We decided to trade Daisy (my car) because she was having electrical problems – sometimes wouldn’t let me open the door – and other times automatically locked me in and I couldn’t get out. My side door wasn’t working and one window wouldn’t go up – and my brakes were going out…making a grinding noise. Greg said there was something else really going wrong because he heard some funny pinging noises.
It made me sad to say goodbye to Daisy – so many memories! But I think it was time – and especially because she wouldn’t start every once in awhile – and twice recently. Greg and Christi didn’t think the car was safe for me to drive – and to ease my sadness about parting with my car – they agreed to let me get a kitten. The GIRLS ARE DELIGHTED!!!
The bluebook was $13,000 for the BMW – but we got it for $10,000 minus $2,000 for my car. So we think we really got a good deal.
The car has a lot of features – 6 disk CD changer – tape deck – heated seats – heated steering wheel – seat position memory – passenger and driver have separate heat temperature regulators. It has an alarm system and a motion sensor (so you won’t forget and leave a child or animal in the car, I guess!) The inside is called a COCKPIT and the inside control lights are red. It has an electrically powered steering wheel – whatever that is. :)
…I will tell you one thing – the girls REALLY LOVE THE CAR. They said it was the most beautiful car they had ever seen.
The car is named MRS. MISTOFFELEES RUTH CHRISTINE (MISTOFFELEES is a black cat from the CATS musical.)
- Back from 5erFest in TN!