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E60 M5 (2006 - 2010)

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Old 12-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Sasmore Sasmore is offline
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M5 as a daily driver

Anyone have experience with an M5 as a daily driver? Also for long road trips? I am guessing it isn't the greatest car for long distance drives/to rack up high KMs??

My old man really wants a M5 but I am a bit weary about recommending him to get it since he puts 50 000km on a car per year.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:57 PM
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I know a few M5 drivers.
It is a highly technological car with plenty of electronics that can be problematic.
If he drives a lot of km per year, the fuel costs will be high but owners thoroughly enjoy them while under BMW warrantee.
Since the car does drink fuel the range on a full tank is limited perhaps under 300 km
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:44 PM
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I've had an 06 M5 for 2 years now. It's my daily driver so in the winter I use a set of winter tires/wheels. I put 15K miles a year on the car with no issues. Of course, you need to have a lighter foot in the winter but you're sure to have a smile on your face all year long with any M5 as a daily driver.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:09 PM
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Just recently got my '07 M5 for a daily drive in the S. California traffic (screw all of you on the 91!). To be quite honest though: I do love it. As the car is my first car, I tend to not get such a bad case of road rage while driving it (it's stick too). So I guess it will really depend on the driver's whole mental perspective. For me: the care eases the soul. So it's just full of win.
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