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E39 M5 (1998-2003)

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Old 05-02-2011, 05:40 PM
shalyndavis23 shalyndavis23 is offline
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2000 m5 or 2006 e60?

i am looking at getting rid of my 99 528i, i am looking at a 2006 530xi for $15,500 with 99,000 or a 2000 m5 for $13,000 with 103,000, it's a very hard choice, please give your opinions i have not drove the m5 yet i am hoping to do that tommorow
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:37 AM
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first years are terrible in terms of reliability...
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:08 PM
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Both may be ready for some maintenance...
I'd see how they've been maintained....before just going by price/miles.
Getting either car up to snuff could cost you a few grand at the drop of a hat.

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Old 05-23-2011, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by zhan View Post
first years are terrible in terms of reliability...
Do you mean the pre 03/2000? At 103k its probably had the VANOS rebuilt, MAF's done, T stat and many others of course. Im Assuming its a one owner that took good care of it, dont get an abused M5. Only get the E39 M5 if you can maintain it properly.
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