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Old 01-25-2013, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mav99 View Post
Thanks for the positive feedback !!!! (NOT)

Given the fact that an m5 with double the mileage would cost 3 times as much and would need repair, I am happy with my purchase.

I will keep my 540i sport put 2 grand into it and flip it for a nice profit if I need to.

And guess what, I do not need to !!!!

It also looks very pretty sitting next to my E 34.
You were looking at a 2001 with 65k LESS than the 540 with 73k miles..NOT "double".

Owning an M5 and keeping them running perfectly is a commitment. If you are flipping cars and such, an M5 is a poor choice.

If you really want to drive an E39M5 and can spend 15, 20, 25k to purchase, fix and maintain over the 3-5 years you'll own it, great.

Best of luck-
Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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