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Old 06-02-2008, 03:11 PM
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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.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:12 PM
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:20 PM
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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.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:54 PM
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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?
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:03 PM
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Easily lol can screw down mileage on any car just some are a lot more expensive then others.
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:27 AM
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:34 AM
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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
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:33 PM
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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.
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:10 PM
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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.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:14 PM
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Old 06-22-2008, 05:08 AM
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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
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:27 PM
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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
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:25 PM
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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?)
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:53 PM
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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?)
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.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:32 AM
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it's probably (my speculation) because the cost of replacing parts being so high
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:06 AM
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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 ;-)
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:14 PM
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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.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:43 PM
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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
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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.
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:27 PM
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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....
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:30 PM
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+1 on the M5board

I'm a member there.

I guess I have the best of both worlds... I drive the beast and work for BMW.
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.
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They get crappy gas mileage.

I'd just get a 550i or a 650i.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:26 AM
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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.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:34 PM
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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.
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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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