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Old 02-12-2013, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by MKUltra1 View Post
Hey guys, I am in the market for an M5 but have no experience with these cars. I have located a 2002 M5 with low miles. Since I know nothing, what are things I should know about the car such as major recalls or common problems and issues...electrical, engine, power windows, etc. What is the annual cost of owning an M5?

What would be the best questions to ask the current owner and what things can I check. Any help is greatly appreciated as this has been my dream car for years and I now might have the chance to own one. Thanks.
First things to check for are a clean title in hand, along with a clean CarFax. Also, do have a pre-purchase inspection done by a reputable independent BMW shop. The dealers are a hit or miss when it comes to these kind of services. As for the cost of owning an M5, be prepared to spend money if something should go wrong. Otherwise, they are fantastic examples of 'The Ultimate Driving Machine.'
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