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czachari 12-12-2009 07:49 PM

What are the known common issues with 2006 M5s?
 
Looking to get into one..

Thanks in advance.

pointg22 12-15-2009 12:27 AM

Me too
 
I would love to know as well. Looking to get into an M5 for under $50k so I am sure I will have to get an 06 or 07. What are some things I should be watching out for, or that I should know going into it that I am going to have to repair/maintain? Thanks!

M5Poeser 12-16-2009 02:50 PM

loooking into a whole, with no end, and pouring money into it everyday/night/month..

i spend 30bux a day on mine in gas.

clutch goes out every 30k miles or so.

and if anything goes wrong, your F*******ED

if you want one i recommend going with an 07 and up 2006 were not perfected

Moeman10 12-16-2009 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by M5Poeser (Post 4769499)
loooking into a whole, with no end, and pouring money into it everyday/night/month..

i spend 30bux a day on mine in gas.

clutch goes out every 30k miles or so.

and if anything goes wrong, your F*******ED

if you want one i recommend going with an 07 and up 2006 were not perfected

How much do you drive? :eek:

Do you know how to drive a stick?? 30k is not right...


you're not phucked if something goes wrong, especially if you're handy with a set of tools..

OP: Go check out msn.autos.com

they'll give you a good chunk of info, with lots of user reviews :thumbup:

rapheli 01-01-2010 12:49 PM

M5 2006: When new I got bad computer bus cable. 4 weeks to get it replaced. Oil leakage from factory almost lost engine...! Bad Windshield Glass seals. Bad steering wheel leather quality and materials. i-Drive Vehicle Service menu disappeared. Bad Alternator at 26k miles. Puerto Rico Dealer replaced battery under warranty, but reported bad alternator after warr expired! Giving up lease after 4 yrs. Got new 550i M Sport with M5 driver side exhaust, spoiler, etc. DON'T get this car without CPO and extended warranty and service option (100k/6yrs).

Sepang M5 01-06-2010 01:03 AM

Three letters..... S. M. G.

jeffrey262 01-11-2010 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by rapheli (Post 4805818)
M5 2006: When new I got bad computer bus cable. 4 weeks to get it replaced. Oil leakage from factory almost lost engine...! Bad Windshield Glass seals. Bad steering wheel leather quality and materials. i-Drive Vehicle Service menu disappeared. Bad Alternator at 26k miles. Puerto Rico Dealer replaced battery under warranty, but reported bad alternator after warr expired! Giving up lease after 4 yrs. Got new 550i M Sport with M5 driver side exhaust, spoiler, etc. DON'T get this car without CPO and extended warranty and service option (100k/6yrs).

Personally, I think you got a bad apple. I purchased my 2006 M5 in 2007 used. I've had issues but they are all minor. I still own the car today. I have 22,000 miles on it. The only I have to pay for is tires. I replace them every 10,000 miles, not by choice. They wear out fast.
I purchased a FULLY loaded, every option you could possible get, M5. I love the car. But I must say, I also own a 2005 M3 Convertible that I have NEVER had a problem. Both cars have SMG.

Newmanium 01-16-2010 12:09 PM

Well they're certainly available for cheap - here's a local one for only $32k, 2006 with 50k miles.

http://www.freemanmotor.com/portland...le.php?vid=409

Guess nobody wants one outside of warranty.

JT///M3 01-17-2010 05:29 PM

I highly suggest the 08s+ due to the LCI update. It makes the car look a bit more modern. Overall, by 2008, they pretty much fixed all the little nagging issues. Plus you have plenty of warranty remaining. Gas I admit does cost a pretty penny b/c it chugs it so fast. But then again, the M5 isn't for everyone. If you can't afford to pay to play, then I suggest you get something more mundane. I see a lot of ppl trying to get into the M5 market by picking up the cheaper 06-7s. Those cars have lower resale b/c they are buggy (some, not all) and little or no warranty left. What you save on purchase price will cost you more in the long run in repairs outside of warranty. The real gems are the 09-10s b/c they have the newer HD based Navi and iDrive. The older iDrives are sluggish.

JT///M3 01-17-2010 05:32 PM

BTW, BMW is going away from the F1 V10 and to the TT V8. IMO, this makes the E60 M5 the most unique M5 to date. Nothing beats hearing that V10 roar. Its absolutely addicting. I drive with my windows open just so I can hear the engine wail!

I was running with a GTR, NSX, and another Sepang M5 the other night and it was just amazing! The NSX was the only car not on par.

Sepang M5 01-21-2010 09:40 AM

Probably the one and only V10 to come out of BMW ever.

vishaalpandya 01-30-2010 11:09 PM

see; threads like this scare me...

i currently have a 04 645 ci vert and on monday i "should be" picking up an 06' M5...i thought i was getting a steal on a great car? 06 m5 fully loaded w/ 23,000 miles for $37,500. is this car not worth it?

the warranty just ended...can i not get the maintenance and extended warranty now?

thanks,

V

rapheli 02-01-2010 04:24 PM

used M5 w/o warranty?
 
I guess you may be able to take your car for certification (CPO) at a BMW dealer and then purchase both extended warranty and service. There are several option packages to cover up to 85k miles or 100k miles, depending on how much you want to pay. I did not take it for my 2006 M5 (26,954 miles . I rather keep it for minimal use or sell it.

BigCo540i 02-23-2010 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Sepang M5 (Post 4866900)
Probably the one and only V10 to come out of BMW ever.

That and the M6-

Kurikurd85 07-06-2011 01:42 PM

U got a good deal on it , and dont be scared from wat others say , i bought an 06 with 78k for 28k at 84k now and the other day i did get a trans malfunction and it went away , havnt had it checked yet

famous650i 08-11-2011 09:11 AM

I'm on the market for an 06 but you guy's are scaring me.. I currently have an 08 S class and an 06 range but i need something with power..

afinepoint 02-19-2013 06:37 PM

Although a somewhat old thread I hear the advice I am looking for. I agree 'famous' it is scary.

I was looking at this: http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...38115838&Log=0

Input? I don't like the fact that a Ford dealership is selling it thus I feel they don't really know what they have. It's on me to know everything about this car.

I went back and forth between the C55, E55 and M5. Settling on the M5.

The potential mechanic ghosts of this M5 (E60) worry me from the standpoint of one fix after another. I don't fear working on a car. I have done head gasket jobs, clutch replacement, rear end replacement and so on on the vehicles I've owned. I just don't want my first BMW to be a regret. Don't want a problem child.

My alternative is a 550i.

Helpful feedback desired.

JT///M3 02-19-2013 06:44 PM

Like previously mentioned, if you're gonna buy used, get the latest and greatest of that generation. I would avoid 06-7. Look for an 08-10. Those are the LCI cars that got the revised interior, lights, SMG, and updated software.

afinepoint 02-19-2013 07:01 PM

Sound advice. I'm walking away from this one. Doesn't feel right. Nice color though.

luckydog 02-19-2013 10:23 PM

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Dont let maint and repair bring you down.Just fix them and move on .I just came off a 1500 mile trip .The 06 m5 was fantastic.Everyone i meet loves the car.I love the safty of SMG trans provides .Willow has been a real star. I was impressed withthe performance and luxuary of the supercar i have had no real problems.I think that the v10 engine is indestructable. The engine is a perfect match for the car . If you love to drive the o6 BMW M5/// defines what is the utimate driving experiance.:)

afinepoint 02-20-2013 05:46 AM

I'd be happier if the car came from a BMW dealership or had no more than two owners. As is now with multiple owners - five and having a leased history I'm concerned.

The last owner is obviously the Ford dealership and the previous was a guy who had it for two weeks. Going through a "mid life" crisis according to the sales manager.

Would hate to miss out on a good deal but that raises another question: Being well under NADA if it is a good deal then why is the car still there?

afinepoint 02-21-2013 01:37 AM

His final offer is $28.5k out the door. Tempting. The 08's+ will only get cheaper with time. I can wait.


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