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      10-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Should I buy an E60 M5?

I have been thinking about leaving the E92 world and trading it in for an M5. Looking to get maybe a 2006 or 2007. What are everyones opinions?
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      10-20-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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E60 M5 is a gas guzzler, the new one is better. I still prefer the E39 M5. Too bad they aren't making it anymore.

Why the reason for the change?
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      10-21-2012, 12:14 AM   #5
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If you have means...GO FOR IT!
The condition above is very important. Just be prepared for the maintenance and repairs to be quite a bit more than for e9x's.
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      10-21-2012, 06:41 AM   #8
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Not unless you have warranty with it. Big bills if it goes wrong.
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      10-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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E60 M5 is a gas guzzler, the new one is better. I still prefer the E39 M5. Too bad they aren't making it anymore.

Why the reason for the change?
I would love to get an E39 but the wife doesnt like them as much. Go figure. I really want to get a sedan because I am going to be starting a family soon and as soon as that happens I will be stuck getting a crap car. So thinking ahead if I already have the M5 the wife can't say anything about not having room. PLUS, its SICKKKKKK!!!
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      10-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #10
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The condition above is very important. Just be prepared for the maintenance and repairs to be quite a bit more than for e9x's.
I was hoping it would be alittle easier to work on. I work on my 335 right now and at times it kicks my ass.
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      10-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #11
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I would love to get an E39 but the wife doesnt like them as much. Go figure. I really want to get a sedan because I am going to be starting a family soon and as soon as that happens I will be stuck getting a crap car. So thinking ahead if I already have the M5 the wife can't say anything about not having room. PLUS, its SICKKKKKK!!!
I had on for a year, it is a great car but I didn't trust it enough to keep it out of warranty.

The transmission is annoying around town or in traffic. The engine is absolutely fantastic. It is a thirsty beast, my best tank ever was 17 mpg, my real world average, commuting on the highway with little traffic was closer to 15 mpg. The big V-10 has an appetite for special oil too, oh and tires.
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      10-21-2012, 02:39 PM   #12
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I was personally never a fan of the looks of the 06/07 5 series... and it's definitely a bit dated by now... BUT, for the pure driving pleasure, it's a monster of a car.

The new one is absolutely amazing as well, but obviously expensive as hell. Idk, I would personally stay with a newer 335i than go to an old M5, unless it was a second car.
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I was hoping it would be a little easier to work on.


You need to overdose on brave pills before considering buying any E60 M5 that's out of BMW warranty.
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Why do people think that having one kid suddenly means you need a big sedan. Car seats fit in coupes too.
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E60 M5 is a gas guzzler, the new one is better.
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      10-22-2012, 12:19 AM   #16
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Why do people think that having one kid suddenly means you need a big sedan. Car seats fit in coupes too.
I'm planning on having triplets. Now what?
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      10-22-2012, 12:50 AM   #17
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You'll love the sound. So will the new kids! Be prepared to top off the oil every once in a while, and get ready to hate SMG in slow driving. Oh yeah, the fuel range sucks since the tank is more of a pipet.
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      10-22-2012, 04:18 PM   #18
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I was hoping it would be alittle easier to work on. I work on my 335 right now and at times it kicks my ass.
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah. Good luck with that. A F1 derrived V10 is going to be infinitely more difficult to work on than a turbo inline 6. But by all means try. Someone has to pioneer the DIYs.
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      10-30-2012, 07:28 AM   #19
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I have two kids and w two car seats the kids barely have room for their legs in my 2007 525i. they keep kicking the back of the seats. get an SUV/or a mini van for the wife and kids if u don't have one and get ur self something small for fun.
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