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Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 11-24-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,950
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> Ok...I think I remember this discussion...

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Ok...I think I remember this discussion before...and I believe the discrepancy was that the 02' catalog, which says they all come with airbags, was incorrect. I have them, but I'm sure they're...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 11-24-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,950
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> All 2002's have rear air bags, but they...

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All 2002's have rear air bags, but they were shipped deactivated. Also, I've read all the vanos data...and I'd still be leery of an 00. Except Martin's S3.:thumbup:
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 11-16-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,998
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> I hate to refer you to another site, but...

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I hate to refer you to another site, but www.m5board.com would get you both some answers.
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 11-04-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,950
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> :tsk: That's like saying "I just married...

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:tsk: That's like saying "I just married Jessica Alba, and Im hoping to only go through one box of condoms by the end of the year."
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 11-04-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,950
Posted By SoCalJD
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Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 10-23-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,200
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> Need WAY more info. Best to check out...

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Need WAY more info. Best to check out www.m5board.com and do a search...unless you have specific questions.
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 10-06-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,950
Posted By SoCalJD
<<< I wish that were true. I have an 02'...

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I wish that were true. I have an 02' with 70k too. Can't imagine it'd go for more than $22k.
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 10-01-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,144
Posted By SoCalJD
<<< I think it's an $80k car that you can...

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I think it's an $80k car that you can now get for $19k. If it's the right car, are you willing to let it go for $1k?
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-29-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,880
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> Get the PPI done. Vanos isn't *usually*...

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Get the PPI done. Vanos isn't *usually* a problem on the 02's. All M5's have broken sway bars. Easy, cheap fix. All M5's seem to have A/C problems, and it's usually the final stage resistor. I...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-23-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,144
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> I just hit 70k on my 02'. If that...

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I just hit 70k on my 02'. If that warranty is any good at all, and the PPI checks out, I'd say it's an awesome deal. So what if you can get him down another $1k? Where else can you get a car...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-23-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,124
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> Maintenance history would be key. That's...

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Maintenance history would be key. That's a LOT of miles on a car that is NOT cheap to fix. The sport button mainly changes the throttle response. It *feels* quicker, but it probably isn't. I...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-23-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,367
Posted By SoCalJD
<<< If gas mileage is a concern, find...

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If gas mileage is a concern, find another car. Price *could* be good...depends on the car. And, they all have 6-speed, nav, etc.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,260
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> I should clarify it. The Chevy engine...

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I should clarify it. The Chevy engine may just last as long as the BMW (I don't know), but the rest of the car will fall apart first.

Btw- I though of a case where I *would* go after a 540:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,260
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> Annnnnnnnnnd there's a *new* stupidest...

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Annnnnnnnnnd there's a *new* stupidest comment in this thread. Yeah, Chevy's , unlike BMW's, are well known for their build quality.:rolleyes: Put the house up. I don't know about E-60's, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,260
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> Oh geez. :rolleyes:Right. Cuz that's...

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Oh geez. :rolleyes:Right. Cuz that's what M5's are made for. And you're a BMW fan? Tell you what...you get your Z06 and your four passengers, and I'll bet you $1k my M5 and my 4 passengers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,260
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> VERY nice 03' btw. I had a TISI 00', but...

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VERY nice 03' btw. I had a TISI 00', but Il ike your interior much better. Here's my 03'. Don't have many pics of it (not sure why). Black Sapphire/bk:
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 07-17-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,921
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> Nothing better for the M5 than Toyo...

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Nothing better for the M5 than Toyo RA1's...unless you live where it rains. Basically a track tire. Won't last 10kmi, but on dry roads
they make brakes pretty much unnecessary while...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,260
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> I can't speak for those snooty E-60...

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I can't speak for those snooty E-60 guys:p, but the only way I or any other E-39 driver I know wouldever "race" a 540 is because they initiated it. If it appears dude just wants to see/hear my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2007, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By SoCalJD
<<< Thanks. She *was* complaining about the...

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Thanks. She *was* complaining about the harsh ride at first, but I think she's probably used to it by now.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By SoCalJD
E-90 325i replacement tires

A quick search shows...a gazzilion tire threads.:yikes: Seems like most people aren't crazy about the run-flats. If *I* was driving the car, I'd put Toyo Ra1's on it, but it's the wifes car. So...is...
Forum: General BMW 04-20-2007, 07:00 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,269
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> I drove the "new" 7-Series when it first...

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I drove the "new" 7-Series when it first came out. My initial (and current) impression is that someone (Bangle?:mad: ) told the engineers: "Take everything you've ever known about driving a...
Forum: General BMW 04-19-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,269
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> I agree. So are yours though, with your...

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I agree. So are yours though, with your "wtf, bye, c-ya/etc" crap. But I'm not just talking about you. This is my 2nd foray into this site, and both times I encountered a bunch of arrogant...
Forum: General BMW 04-19-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,269
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> No, the tone I find problematic is the...

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No, the tone I find problematic is the exact one you've displayed. Like a buncha kids arguing over penis size.
Forum: General BMW 04-19-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,269
Posted By SoCalJD
>>> :thumbup: I'm kinda new here...been...

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:thumbup: I'm kinda new here...been looking for a decent BMW site to hang at. Sounds like, from the tone here, this ain't it. The CTS-V is a decent car, and is plenty fast...but so is a WRX....
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 04-09-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,889
Posted By SoCalJD
Nice. I was all set to buy my 03' 540i-6 off...

Nice. I was all set to buy my 03' 540i-6 off lease when I ran into the M5 while having some work done. I said : "I LOVE my car, and am all set to buy out the lease. I don't *need* your car, but it's...
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