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So, last week, the 335i was in the shop for servicing, and the wife and I were just browsing the used section of the dealership. And things got sideways. Came very, very close to jumping on the last year of the last gen 7 series - 2008 750Li CPO. With the promotion of first two payments paid and 0.9& financing, the monthly payments were definitely doable. It was tempting...

Fortunately, there is a independent exotic dealer close by, so we checked out a 2005 Conti GT (again). Even at twice the price of the offered 750Li, the Bentley's luxury and power emphasizes what a real luxury car is...by comparison the big Bimmer seems to state: "I'm a 40-something Lawyer that likes to hit on college girls". And I'm not that guy.

Over the weekend, for some strange reason, I've been researching 2000-2003 E39 M5s. I don't even like four door sedans. With 188K miles on the E93, and a list of maintenance items coming due again, I wonder if I'm starting to become bored with the car.
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Bcube, I'm with you on the 7er but to be honest, comparing a 7 to a Bentley Continental is a bit of a strange comparison. I don't think those are cross-shopped frequently! Have you looked at the previous generation 6er and an M6 coupe? The local BMW CCA Tourmeister recently replaced his E39 M5 with an M6 and is very pleased with it.

I think you should take the E93 to 200k!
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Bcube, I'm with you on the 7er but to be honest, comparing a 7 to a Bentley Continental is a bit of a strange comparison. I don't think those are cross-shopped frequently! Have you looked at the previous generation 6er and an M6 coupe? The local BMW CCA Tourmeister recently replaced his E39 M5 with an M6 and is very pleased with it.

I think you should take the E93 to 200k!
How about a V-12 760Li? Nonetheless, it is the wife making the Bentley decisions.

Yes, I've been looking at M6 - but the prices are still a bit too high. E60 M5 is eight to ten thousand cheaper for comparable year/mileage - at least in my locale. E39 M5 are $18-$22K.

Actually, I am looking for an occasional track day car that can be used primarily to go to the supermarket. I am even considering a newish MINI Clubman S or JCW, then I would have an economical, yet fun, commuter/Lowes & supermarket stuffer/track day star. On the pros & cons list, the MINI ranks pretty high for versatility.

Still planning on going the distance on the E93. Now that - I hope - we've gotten the last of the oil leaks fixed.
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How about a V-12 760Li? Nonetheless, it is the wife making the Bentley decisions.

Yes, I've been looking at M6 - but the prices are still a bit too high. E60 M5 is eight to ten thousand cheaper for comparable year/mileage - at least in my locale. E39 M5 are $18-$22K.

Actually, I am looking for an occasional track day car that can be used primarily to go to the supermarket. I am even considering a newish MINI Clubman S or JCW, then I would have an economical, yet fun, commuter/Lowes & supermarket stuffer/track day star. On the pros & cons list, the MINI ranks pretty high for versatility.

Still planning on going the distance on the E93. Now that - I hope - we've gotten the last of the oil leaks fixed.
You probably have the longest-lived E93 in existence. At some point, BMW might even want to swap it for a new car as a testament to how long their cars can actually last.... The more miles you put on the car, the more compelling the argument becomes.
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You probably have the longest-lived E93 in existence. At some point, BMW might even want to swap it for a new car as a testament to how long their cars can actually last.... The more miles you put on the car, the more compelling the argument becomes.
200K in 4-5 years is more notable for the accumulation rate than the total mileage...it's only middle-aged for these cars, when properly maintained. I sold my E46 with almost 215K on it and there was almost nothing to belie its age. A woman who lives on my block has well over 300K on her E39; it looks great and, last I spoke to her, still ran like a champ.
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You should read the letters in Roundel...there are some thrilling accounts of how far people have driven their bimmers!
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You should read the letters in Roundel...there are some thrilling accounts of how far people have driven their bimmers!
I am not trying to diminish any of the stories of BMW longevity. It is just that the cars with N54 engines have had such a bad rap (most recent being the class action lawsuit). An E93 with the N54 engine pushing 200,000 miles is probably not in existence elsewhere. If Bcube's E93 is still water-tight after 200,000 miles, that is an even further testament to longevity.

I am wondering how long the N54 engine will last in normal use. The Volvo turbo motors generally can run to around 250,000 miles before the rings give out. Will the N54 go 250,000 miles? 300,000? Or?
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Maybe he was "engine breaking"

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They do teach you to pass on the left, so perhaps he just saw an opening there.
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Today is the day I start my eighth over (if you are a cricket fan). My GF asked me if I was going to have a mid-life crisis...

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