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Old 01-20-2006, 08:19 PM
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I may finally get one of this M5 Beast this wk

Hey gang!
I believe after a good search I will get the best candidate in my search soon

2002 M5
48,0000 miles
Dark Blue interior/ black red interior
$35,000 +TTL

I just final test drove it in a long stretch and its screams, I believe being 02, it saves me some worries that most 00-01 M5 owners has in terms of carbon problem etc.

They did say that this clutch was new, they wouldnt budge anymore the price even if I bring it to the dealer to have it check out, for they said thats a steal price, and I believe them. and discounting more doesnt make any sense for them. So, I think, its worthless to have a pre-purchase inspection on it, when it fact I still have 1k of warranty left to find any faults on it, Agree?

I did find that their is no spare tire though? no runflat tires? is that correct?

Interior looks so new and I love the steering wheel, no dents, paints, perfect!

Any last thing I need to do before I pull the trigger, I asked my wife to look at it this afternoon and make sure she is with me on this.

Any additional comments or advice is welcome

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sho...944#post678944
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:59 PM
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:51 PM
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They did say that this clutch was new, they wouldnt budge anymore the price even if I bring it to the dealer to have it check out, for they said thats a steal price, and I believe them. and discounting more doesnt make any sense for them. So, I think, its worthless to have a pre-purchase inspection on it, when it fact I still have 1k of warranty left to find any faults on it, Agree?
Whatever you do... have a BMW dealer inspect the car before you purchase it. You never know...

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Old 02-25-2006, 07:21 PM
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I just pulled the trigger on one today! 2002. Had 35k miles, but I paid a lot more than you... 45k. But, I must say -- this is a dream machine. Of course, just owning it for one day, I'm no expert. Is the one your buying a certified pre-owned with the limited warranty from BMW?

Good luck with you purchase.

The only thing I need to do is figure out the best way to integrate my ipod. I suppose there is a host of threads on this topic... I'm new to the board, so I'll have to snoop around. Any M5 owners of the 2002 model had any luck with any of the kits to integrate the ipod? Thanks in advance for any info.

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Old 02-25-2006, 08:38 PM
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take it and run with it! and thats a GREAT price too! wow! i went to my dealer the other day and saw a 2003 model with 25k-- they wanted $55,000
so take it and enjoy it. (no matter what the wife says) lol
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The only thing I need to do is figure out the best way to integrate my ipod. I suppose there is a host of threads on this topic... I'm new to the board, so I'll have to snoop around. Any M5 owners of the 2002 model had any luck with any of the kits to integrate the ipod? Thanks in advance for any info.

-Brown

There are literally pages of information on this on the E39 forum at m5board.com. There is also quite a bit of information on the regular E39 forum here at Bimmerfest. Most are using the Denison IceLink.

Congrats on the purchase! Almost 1.5 years later, I still get the same grin every day!
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I just pulled the trigger on one today! 2002. Had 35k miles, but I paid a lot more than you... 45k. But, I must say -- this is a dream machine. Of course, just owning it for one day, I'm no expert. Is the one your buying a certified pre-owned with the limited warranty from BMW?

Good luck with you purchase.

The only thing I need to do is figure out the best way to integrate my ipod. I suppose there is a host of threads on this topic... I'm new to the board, so I'll have to snoop around. Any M5 owners of the 2002 model had any luck with any of the kits to integrate the ipod? Thanks in advance for any info.

-Brown
Contact me directly when you are ready to install the iPod, I'm over on the M5 board as well.
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Contact me directly when you are ready to install the iPod, I'm over on the M5 board as well.
tom, any news for E65/E66 MOST kit?
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tom, any news for E65/E66 MOST kit?
Still in the development phase, we may see a working prototype soon. I'll keep the boards posted.
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:30 PM
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Heres Gregs M5 proper clutch training videos

First things first, heres a cool video on proper M5 clutching,
some are old news, just nice to see how others does it.

This is from Greg's M5 video collection at e39m5.com

enjoy!!!

http://www.e39m5.com/VideoDrivingTech.html
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I just pulled the trigger on one today! 2002. Had 35k miles, but I paid a lot more than you... 45k. But, I must say -- this is a dream machine. Of course, just owning it for one day, I'm no expert. Is the one your buying a certified pre-owned with the limited warranty from BMW?

Good luck with you purchase.

The only thing I need to do is figure out the best way to integrate my ipod. I suppose there is a host of threads on this topic... I'm new to the board, so I'll have to snoop around. Any M5 owners of the 2002 model had any luck with any of the kits to integrate the ipod? Thanks in advance for any info.

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Congrats on your recent purchase and welcome to the 'Fest. If you're looking for ipod integration into your M5, can I suggest searching the E39/5 series portion of this forum. You should have some luck there.
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take it and run with it! and thats a GREAT price too! wow! i went to my dealer the other day and saw a 2003 model with 25k-- they wanted $55,000
so take it and enjoy it. (no matter what the wife says) lol
It was quite the marketing campaign I was running with the wife to trade my 3 series in for this... much thought was put into -- but, it paid off. You know you're running a great campaign when the wife says, "why don't you go ahead and buy this thing."
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Congrats on your recent purchase and welcome to the 'Fest. If you're looking for ipod integration into your M5, can I suggest searching the E39/5 series portion of this forum. You should have some luck there.
Thanks. Seems like a great board. I think I learned today, when pulling out of the car wash... I forgot what it's like with the wet tires. Hehaw!! Hit 2nd gear a bit too hard before she straightened out... wow, of course, I hit her hard again going to 3rd, not wanting the cars behind me thinking a was a rank amateur
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There are literally pages of information on this on the E39 forum at m5board.com. There is also quite a bit of information on the regular E39 forum here at Bimmerfest. Most are using the Denison IceLink.

Congrats on the purchase! Almost 1.5 years later, I still get the same grin every day!
Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-25-2006, 05:33 AM
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The iPod integration went really smooth, thanks in large part to Tom @ EAS. Apperantly, the late year 2002 model M5 come use the analog connectors, so the Dension kit is virutally plug N Play. Don't know if there is such a thing as "car nirvana," but the M5 with all my iPod tunes at my finger tips is pretty darn close.

Now, if I can master the "Tire Defect Warning" light -- I'm all set. I guess it means I need to get more diligent about my tire pressure...

Also, my "service engine soon" indicator came on for a few hours, then went off. I suppose this is one of the price you pay for all that computerized sophistication -- that is, sensors, and warnings that could mean any of a 100 things...
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Old 03-25-2006, 06:24 AM
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Also, my "service engine soon" indicator came on for a few hours, then went off.
You might want to check you MAF's. When they go bad, the car exhibits the condition you describe above.

Take a look at this thread -> http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=54788

It will teach you everything you need to know about the MAF sensors.
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