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F10 M5 (2012 - 2016)
The 5th generation M5 has the V8 S63 TU engine with twin turbos under the hood producing 550hp. The engine and DCT gear box pusses the M5 0-60 in just 4.2 seconds.

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Old 01-19-2012, 10:29 PM
Ty1gonz27 Ty1gonz27 is offline
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Depending on what year I go back to the states will depend on what model I will look into, thanks for all the support and opinions. But no sense of buying a car that I won't be able to drive until I go home.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:35 AM
SuperTerp SuperTerp is offline
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Originally Posted by KhyberM5 View Post
If your buying your BMW "new" don't worry about the maintenance, its free for 50,000 miles. If you find a used M5 under 45,000 miles you still have that free maintenance from BMW. Service on the ///M engines especially today's M engines is pretty straight forward, BMW's labor costs are horrible if something breaks outside warranty the part can be $500.00 but the labor will be $1900.00, save up for a extended service plan. You will get your moneys worth and if not its a nice stress reliever.

Stay Positive, be safe, dream big, & make those dreams a reality Ty1gonz27! GOODLUCK!
This is a very good point. I have no idea what kind of financials he will be facing in a month let alone 5 years , far more to take into account than just meeting the price a seller sets.

What happens if like Khyber says you get a dud and have overextended getting the car, and you're facing those kinds of repairs?

What happens if gas prices spike even worse and you're stuck with a on a good day 14mpg car, with Euro type gas prices?

What happens if the one time you punch it on the highway after being so good, that's when you get nabbed and your premiums sky-rocket?

Just make sure you can live with those unforeseen things that could change a good situation (where you might drive something like a Jeep) to a bad one (where you get stuck with a BMW) and if it's worth it, enjoy it!

Originally Posted by Ty1gonz27 View Post
WOW everyone and there opinions I love it!! You see unlike most of you guys that have your jobs and went to college maybe having mommy and daddy pay for your schooling, I actually work. I have a job that consists of 24 hours a day 7 days a week and if you live in the U.S. making sure you can drive your wonderful bmw's because I am in the military and i have to risk my life and be away from my family and cannot enjoy the little things.
I only bring this up to add some perspective, it's extremely commendable the service you've undertaken and hopefully it really pays off for you, but there really isn't a reason to be self-righteous about it.

There are good, bad, arrogant, and humble, people in all walks of life and in all occupations.

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:35 PM
ClubSpec330i ClubSpec330i is offline
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Soldier..you can make a decision to serve your country, you don't need permission from people on this board to purchase a M5, let alone a used one.

I say, save every penny from now until you finish your tour. Who knows, you might come back with 100-150k in your account and have a change of heart at that time. If I were you, I would start saving for it now. Whatever you do, make sure you don't get away from your goal and dream..

Good luck and thanks for serving!
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:01 AM
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The poster original question was very vague, which one should i buy? Ahhh based on what? Hard to answer that really

Buy whatever you want
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by craze View Post
The poster original question was very vague, which one should i buy? Ahhh based on what? Hard to answer that really

Buy whatever you want
In the end, he bought a Honda Civic
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by DAI View Post
Thank you for your service to this country.

Work hard, live life to the fullest, and don't finance yourself into a bad situation.

Bingo!. I don't think anyone was intending to disrespect you at all. They are trying to impart some wisdom on someone starting their path. I know many people who have financed things they could not afford and spent the next many many years trying to claw their way out of debt. Not sure how much the military is paying nowadays, but doubt its enough to buy a 100K car before other after paying for necessities. Start with more reasonable car and you will eventually get a brand new M5 or whatever you choose without having to stress about money. Thats all they were saying.

The second point was that, at 19, and even 24, we don't always make the best decisions when we are in powerful cars. I think you've already hinted at "using the power" if you've got it. We all remember being 24, and yes some of us thought we knew everything and thought we could "handle" anything. Most young bucks can't handle the power of that car. Again, no disrespect...we were all there.

Thanks for your service to the country and I hope you return safe and sound.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:38 PM
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it's been 5 years, i wonder what he bought
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