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Old 04-17-2005, 02:17 PM
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M5 V. 540

I have been looking now for over a month at both manual 2001 540's and 2000 M5's. I was happy with the 540 but wanted to drive an M5. While I would like be "smart" and take the cheaper 540 I do not want to miss the opportunity to get an M5. I would appreciate hearing any insight anyone has on either car as it applies to overall satisfaction.

p.s. I had seen several comments on not getting a 2000 M5 but waiting for a 2001....any specific information relating to this would be helpful
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Check out the m5board message board E39 section , and do a search there. These topics (540i vs M5 and 2000 vs 2001) have been thoroughly discussed there. In short...get the 2001 M5.
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Old 04-17-2005, 02:33 PM
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thanks for the info

thanks for the insight .....might have to wait a year but think it might be worth the wait for a 2001 M5.



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Check out the m5board message board E39 section , and do a search there. These topics (540i vs M5 and 2000 vs 2001) have been thoroughly discussed there. In short...get the 2001 M5.
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Definately go for the M5, or you'll wish you had everytime you see (or read about) one. I would get a 2001+ if able but if not, a low mileage well kept 2000 is still a great car.

I agree with the above rec regrading m5board.com.

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M5 2001

Thanks for the reply regarding the M5. I test drove another last night and am still hooked. One thing I noticed (it was a 2000 M5 with 70k from carmax) was that the transmission/clutch seemed a bit sticky. I think I will wait to find a good 2001 as has been suggested even if I have to save some more pennies. Thanks again
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