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Giants84 06-02-2008 03:11 PM

Worth buying a used m5?
 
Always wanted to get an m5 but don't really want to spend 90 grand on a car, i am wondering if it's worth getting a 2006-2007 m5 since they aren't certified preowned. Any advice would be appreciated thank you.

dboy11 06-02-2008 03:12 PM

Great cars just look for one that has been taken care of

Giants84 06-02-2008 03:20 PM

The problem i have is that i heard the 2006 models had smg problems or something right, also it's so hard to know how the car has been taken care of people screw down mileage all the time lol. Thanks.

e30e 06-02-2008 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giants84 (Post 3297798)
The problem i have is that i heard the 2006 models had smg problems or something right, also it's so hard to know how the car has been taken care of people screw down mileage all the time lol. Thanks.


People "screw" down mileage on digital odometers now? :dunno:

Giants84 06-02-2008 04:03 PM

Easily lol can screw down mileage on any car just some are a lot more expensive then others.

motion 06-08-2008 04:27 AM

Just be sure to do a ppi before making a purchase on a '06

momo_oo[][]oo 06-08-2008 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Giants84 (Post 3297887)
Easily lol can screw down mileage on any car just some are a lot more expensive then others.

+1 , they do reset it to whatever reading you want

Vitacura 06-09-2008 03:33 PM

Amazing how the prices dropped for the 2006 model year. It's very tempting to pick one up, maybe from someone on M5board.
Although some good lease deals can be had on new ones as well.

cosmos 06-09-2008 04:10 PM

If I was to buy a used M5, I would look on the M5board.com. Check out the member, look over his history of posts and see what has been done to and with the car.

No where else and no other time in history could information like this be had.

JW_BMW 06-09-2008 05:14 PM

+1 on the M5board :thumbup:

I'm a member there.

I guess I have the best of both worlds... I drive the beast and work for BMW.:thumbup:

carlsturm 06-22-2008 05:08 AM

There are some awesome used M5 deals out there. I just bought one.

If you don't want to take the M5 plunge and want a fast M3. I'm selling my Supercharged E46 / M3:

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...0&rdpage=thumb

BIMMERUSAM5 07-01-2008 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by dboy11 (Post 3297781)
Great cars just look for one that has been taken care of

+1
The M5 is worth your money!

Just make sure you have it inspected.

M3ANIMAL 07-03-2008 02:27 PM

yeah man its worth it i was goin to get one before i got my m3 it was a used one for just 52,000 grand onoy 12k miles it was great but since im so young n little i figured the coupe would suit me best but i say go for it bro

pilotman 07-07-2008 12:25 PM

so are you saying that BMW simply won't CPO any M5s? Is that true? I have never heard that before.

Why won't they? (is it because they suck and BMW knows they will lose money by CPOing the cars, or is there some other reason?) :dunno:

Vitacura 07-07-2008 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pilotman (Post 3380535)
so are you saying that BMW simply won't CPO any M5s? Is that true? I have never heard that before.

Why won't they? (is it because they suck and BMW knows they will lose money by CPOing the cars, or is there some other reason?) :dunno:

Correct, they will not CPO or extend warranty/maintenance on any 2006 and up M5. I am not sure if the reason has been brought up here before.

motion 08-02-2008 11:32 AM

it's probably (my speculation) because the cost of replacing parts being so high

TriBeCa760i 08-07-2008 02:06 AM

How has the supercharger been on the car? High-maintenance? It's such a nice car. I'm getting sick of finding parking with my 7 series. I guess it serves me right for being a 'real' new yorker and driving a 7. I just love the drive out to long island during the summer ;-)

mustaine 08-09-2008 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by TriBeCa760i (Post 3452523)
How has the supercharger been on the car? High-maintenance? It's such a nice car. I'm getting sick of finding parking with my 7 series. I guess it serves me right for being a 'real' new yorker and driving a 7. I just love the drive out to long island during the summer ;-)

Tribeca, E60 M5 has naturally aspirated V-10, no supercharger.... not yet.

5.0-liter, V-10 engine, 500 hp
High performance from high-speed engines: that's the philosophy of BMW M. This compact, high-revving, V-10 power unit develops enormous thrust and muscle that's always on tap. At 5.0 liters of displacement and 500 horsepower, the V-10 produces 100 horsepower per liter - a remarkable feat for a naturally aspirated production engine. And its power-to-weight ratio of one horsepower per each eight pounds is a figure more representative of a racecar than one you'd have in your driveway.

Bruce 08-09-2008 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlsturm (Post 3345670)
There are some awesome used M5 deals out there. I just bought one.

If you don't want to take the M5 plunge and want a fast M3. I'm selling my Supercharged E46 / M3:

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...0&rdpage=thumb

Quote:

Originally Posted by mustaine (Post 3458236)
Tribeca, E60 M5 has naturally aspirated V-10, no supercharger.... not yet.

5.0-liter, V-10 engine, 500 hp
High performance from high-speed engines: that's the philosophy of BMW M. This compact, high-revving, V-10 power unit develops enormous thrust and muscle that's always on tap. At 5.0 liters of displacement and 500 horsepower, the V-10 produces 100 horsepower per liter - a remarkable feat for a naturally aspirated production engine. And its power-to-weight ratio of one horsepower per each eight pounds is a figure more representative of a racecar than one you'd have in your driveway.

quoted the post about the SC car.

chief3 08-31-2008 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Vitacura (Post 3380622)
Correct, they will not CPO or extend warranty/maintenance on any 2006 and up M5. I am not sure if the reason has been brought up here before.

There is a thread over on M5Board about BMW now offering CPOs for the M5. I dont have the link, but its there....

chief3 08-31-2008 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JW_BMW (Post 3314397)
+1 on the M5board :thumbup:

I'm a member there.

I guess I have the best of both worlds... I drive the beast and work for BMW.:thumbup:

Since you work for them, can you tell us what 'efficiency dynamics' will mean to the MY09 M5?? I've seen the press releases but none of them go in depth....I'm also guessing the whole "twin turbo" thing for MY09 was all false. the option/price sheet said nothing to this or anything about the efficient dynamics.

BmW745On19's 08-31-2008 12:46 PM

They get crappy gas mileage.

I'd just get a 550i or a 650i. :dunno:

ANZAC_1915 09-02-2008 08:26 AM

Efficient dynamics is a bunch of stuff like an electrical motor driven AC compressor to improve gas mileage.

Think: Prius.

The other main 09 M5 differences are new mirror design and hard disk based nav.

I am looking at an 08 M5 demo with very, very low mileage.

I would be very careful of a used M5. I would definitely search M5Board to (as the previous poster suggested) what has been done TO the car.

cjwheeling 09-06-2008 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giants84 (Post 3297798)
The problem i have is that i heard the 2006 models had smg problems or something right, also it's so hard to know how the car has been taken care of people screw down mileage all the time lol. Thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by momo's_se\/en (Post 3311205)
+1 , they do reset it to whatever reading you want

Where are you guys getting this info? Is this factual or are you speculating that it happens. I work in the industry, and this problem has been pretty much erradicated as far as I know. Am I wrong / ignorant? Oh yeah, who are "they"?


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