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      04-06-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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Renting an m5

Hey all. A few friends and I were thinking of renting an m5 for a day from company called Gotham Dream Cars. I was wondering if anyone has tried this or if anyone knows somebody who did. Seems like a real fun day for not too crazy a price. Here's the website: http://www.gothamdreamcars.com/index.htm
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      04-06-2007, 12:27 PM   #2
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Smallest words, but most important. I always thought the same until I saw these words..

"All daily rentals include 100 miles / day. Weekly rentals include 500 miles / week. Additional Mileage is billed at $0.75 / mile"

100 miles? In an M5?? You'll be through those 100 miles in an hour or two..

I really wanted to rent some nice cars to test out. But 100 miles is so damn limiting IMO.

Just wanted to point that out to you..
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yeha but, u coudl have another 100 miles for less than $100
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      04-06-2007, 12:42 PM   #4
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Thinking about it more/math.. I would probably want to drive it for at least 3-4 hours to be happy. Figure 70 mph (between going fast and going slow)

That's ~300 miles. Get three other people. Each do 300 miles

1200 miles - 100 original miles = 1100 miles * $.75 = $825 extra

$825 + $700 = $1500

So maybe $300, 400 a person. Plus gas. Calculating this conservatively.. And I included a lot of driving..

Hmm...
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I think if you got 2 or 3 friends it could be more cost effective. Doing it on your own is pretty damn expensive..

Now deciding who gets to drive first would be the hard part.. and could end up pretty ugly..
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Thinking about it more/math.. I would probably want to drive it for at least 3-4 hours to be happy. Figure 70 mph (between going fast and going slow)

That's ~300 miles. Get three other people. Each do 300 miles

1200 miles - 100 original miles = 1100 miles * $.75 = $825 extra

$825 + $700 = $1500

So maybe $300, 400 a person. Plus gas. Calculating this conservatively.. And I included a lot of driving..

Hmm...
Dawm you're good at math

I dont think is worth it to pay $300 to drive it for 1 hour......do you think dealer will let you test-drive M5???
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Dawm you're good at math

I dont think is worth it to pay $300 to drive it for 1 hour......do you think dealer will let you drive M5???
No my calculation was $300 to let you drive for 4 hours..
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No my calculation was $300 to let you drive for 4 hours..
oh yea....thats not too bad then
I'm still trying to convince my girlfriend to go to germany for the M5 ring taxi someday
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Smallest words, but most important. I always thought the same until I saw these words..

"All daily rentals include 100 miles / day. Weekly rentals include 500 miles / week. Additional Mileage is billed at $0.75 / mile"
considering the car costs more than a dollar a mile to drive if you owned it, id say thats not to bad
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I'd rather spend $400 on a track day than driving an M5 around the street but that's just me
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Playstation 3+ Grand Turismo + M5= loads of fun
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Playstation 3+ Grand Turismo + M5= loads of fun
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I think it has the Nurburgring in there too right? I think I read in BMW Magazine that people do a bunch of practice laps on their PS3, then do the weekend drives in their real cars for the full physical pounding of real driving. Sounds fun.
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over $2k/day for 100 miles in a ferrari? that's when you know you're literally throwing money away
Fvck though.. If you're not going to have the money in your lifetime to own a Ferrari, I think I would take 2K and drive a Ferrari for a day.. I think I would have 2K to drop much before I have 300K to drop.. I think it'd be worth it...




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considering the car costs more than a dollar a mile to drive if you owned it, id say thats not to bad
That's the truth right there..




The only other hidden cost people are missing is and upgrade. After driving an M5 for the day, and getting back into your non-M 3 series, you're going to want an upgrade..
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Have one of those cars for a month, and you had waisted a down payment for a new M3
Hah exactly.
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