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Old 11-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #16
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How many miles and how much did u pay?
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:17 PM   #17
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I was thinking about picking up the E39 M5 that was posted here a few months ago (the one with the caramel interior ). But I came back to reality after I did a bit of research and found out that it would get the same fuel economy as my full-size pickup ($100 fill-ups!). Admittedly, you can get around the fuel costs by having another DD (saving the M5 as a garage queen, which doesn't seem like a bad idea), but the real deal killer for me was the engine carbonization problem and the costly remedy. AFAIK, there is no guaranteed way to prevent the problem or to repair it without incurring labour-intensive dismantling.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:46 AM   #18
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I was thinking about picking up the E39 M5 that was posted here a few months ago (the one with the caramel interior ). But I came back to reality after I did a bit of research and found out that it would get the same fuel economy as my full-size pickup ($100 fill-ups!). Admittedly, you can get around the fuel costs by having another DD (saving the M5 as a garage queen, which doesn't seem like a bad idea), but the real deal killer for me was the engine carbonization problem and the costly remedy. AFAIK, there is no guaranteed way to prevent the problem or to repair it without incurring labour-intensive dismantling.
If you drive the M5 properly, you can keep it in the 11L/100 km range no problem.

The carbon problem doesn't affect anything operation wise and there is software to make the check engine light go away, hardly a deterrent of any kind.

Sounds like you wanted reasons NOT to get one, so you picked two that are actually not reasons at all.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #19
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very nice pick up though I wouldve preferred caramel interior.


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Old 11-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #20
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Sounds like you wanted reasons NOT to get one, so you picked two that are actually not reasons at all.
I agree with this statement.. anytime when one buys a car that requires premium gas, cost saving is out the windows... you want the power, you have to pay to play...
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:36 PM   #21
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very nice pick up though I wouldve preferred caramel interior.
My fave combo too.
Too bad most caramel interiors look like ass.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:46 PM   #22
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Mind PMing me your shipping company's information? Looking to my car out to Vancouver instead of driving all the way there.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #23
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lookin good bud. shitty to see the windshield mishap on fbook today.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:50 AM   #24
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Congratulations Anuk. My all time favourite 5 series, which I intend to own as well sooner or later. IMO, BMW has never managed to top the E39 M5 in overall appeal.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #25
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How many miles and how much did u pay?
101K Miles. Clean as a whistle. I paid a lot more than the market value given this car's showroom condition and rare colour combination, also factoring duties, taxes, freight, flight and hotel costs.
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I was thinking about picking up the E39 M5 that was posted here a few months ago (the one with the caramel interior ). But I came back to reality after I did a bit of research and found out that it would get the same fuel economy as my full-size pickup ($100 fill-ups!). Admittedly, you can get around the fuel costs by having another DD (saving the M5 as a garage queen, which doesn't seem like a bad idea), but the real deal killer for me was the engine carbonization problem and the costly remedy. AFAIK, there is no guaranteed way to prevent the problem or to repair it without incurring labour-intensive dismantling.
It's only 5L more than an E46 gas tank FYI. And they're not bad on gas at all. I got 350km on a half tank. Carbonization is not even that widespread - just find a clean, well cared for car and you're set.
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Sounds like you wanted reasons NOT to get one, so you picked two that are actually not reasons at all.
Lol. Precisely.
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very nice pick up though I wouldve preferred caramel interior.
Nah, I'm not old enough to be surrounded by a beige interior...
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I agree with this statement.. anytime when one buys a car that requires premium gas, cost saving is out the windows... you want the power, you have to pay to play...
Yup.
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Mind PMing me your shipping company's information? Looking to my car out to Vancouver instead of driving all the way there.

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They don't operate in Canada. I shipped it from Portland to Buffalo, and drove across.
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lookin good bud. shitty to see the windshield mishap on fbook today.
Thank Jimmy. The windshield bullsh*t was on the '11 GLK not the E39. I'd have been furious if it was the M5. MB wants $1200 to fix it, FML. Just my luck, the most random BS usually happens to me.
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Congratulations Anuk. My all time favourite 5 series, which I intend to own as well sooner or later. IMO, BMW has never managed to top the E39 M5 in overall appeal.
Thanks Sheldon. This car is perfection, IMO. I love everything about it! It can be a civilized, comfortable, cruiser or an absolute axe murderer. What a machine!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:39 AM   #26
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Thank Jimmy. The windshield bullsh*t was on the '11 GLK not the E39. I'd have been furious if it was the M5. MB wants $1200 to fix it, FML. Just my luck, the most random BS usually happens to me.
$1200?! wtf...get a independent shop to do it for you.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:44 PM   #27
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Ended up going through insurance/MB anyways. We're paying those scam artists $1000s every year, may as well get something out of it. Lol.

The glass alone is in line with what independents quoted me, but the labor in taking apart the sunroof controls/surrounding stuff is jacking up the price. All that housing is integrated at the top of the windshield. Such a stupid design.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #28
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Damn that's a fine lookin ride. I love red 5-series.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:50 PM   #29
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:12 PM   #30
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Congrats Anuk. Welcome to the Imola Club. Not many people know that the red stripe in the M logo is in fact Imola Red. Good find! Can't wait to see it when the snow melts.
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