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Old 2nd January 2009, 09:29   #61
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I got mine from new. Actually, it used to be my dad's car. He bought it thinking it was more luxurious & more comfortable than his E34 535 then (how wrong). So, after a few years he passed me that car. It was the first 300hp car I drove then. 18 yrs later & 31,xxx km (not a misprint), I still treasure it and only drive it when I feel like driving. Its still amazing to drive after all these years. The only costly item is the shock absorbers (even w/o EDC) which it consumes every 3-4 years.
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Old 2nd January 2009, 09:47   #62
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I want it to just stay fixed for a while. I've just found a large puddle of what I suspect to be gearbox oil underneath it
It never ends.
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I want to enjoy the driving,,, and as a Great fan of the E34 i have the 3 greatest engine available in this car

The difference between the M5 and BT was a little shock,,

Why,,, because there is so much more fun to drive the M5 as a daily car vs BT

In any comparison the M5 is a winner ,,,,,,,,,,,, Except straight performance and high speed (( ok also long distance traveling ))

The engine is more fun rather than the 3.8 in my cabrio
ok ,, not as much pulling power but more RACE ,, snap snap on the throttle and so on,,,,,

Yes and the engine volume

and the steering responce,,,,,,, much more precise

My verdic is that the M5 is a greater daily car ,, WHY ???? there is a hefty pricetag M5 vs BT and even so the parts to S38B3x are not lowprice ,, the BT price are €€€€€€€

Anyway ,, i like them both VERY MUCH,, but as a legend the BT is a clear winner

This is my opinion

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Old 2nd January 2009, 13:50   #64
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Happy New Year fellas.

I also want to spend less on maintenance, but there's still a big to-do list. Think I need to start swinging the spanners again.

I'd like to meet more of the fine gentlemen of the board this year

I'm also looking forward to finishing my current job 40 miles down the m'way and enjoying some proper driving again, letting the 6 howl out, squirting through some twisties, and emptying the rearview mirror!
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I got mine from new. Actually, it used to be my dad's car. He bought it thinking it was more luxurious & more comfortable than his E34 535 then (how wrong). So, after a few years he passed me that car. It was the first 300hp car I drove then. 18 yrs later & 31,xxx km (not a misprint), I still treasure it and only drive it when I feel like driving. Its still amazing to drive after all these years. The only costly item is the shock absorbers (even w/o EDC) which it consumes every 3-4 years.

let me know if you ever sell that car

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she sits under a cover,
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spring can't come soon enough.

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I want a car unusual and powerful.
The sound is particularly important in my choice: I'll never forget the first time I heard a M5 : I was waiting for a seller at highway exit, and then the beast arrived: an incredible noise resounding:
EMOTION.
Emotion, when I tested the car by a sunny day on mountain roads, windows opened, and when we took the highway then the other cars seemed to be stopped.

Emotion when I saw my Touring for the first time at the showroom, and the same emotion every day when I open my garage door and look at her bottom;

Maximum emotion when I turn the key on and the MMagic engine wakes up and feeling of plenitude when it's hot and then energic Drive.

A daily spice in my life, this is what I want and my M5 is my spice, hidden behind a family car...

Thanks for exciting thread , Davidoli,

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Great thread Davidoli ! and glad to see it bumped.

Henri's assesment echoes mine as well.

There's that something about our cars that have to do with the engine note coming through the firewall at first start.

I'm not sure if its a placebo effect or just pleasure nerve getting triggered by the inline 6 note , all I know is that Munich hit it out of the park w/ the E34 M5.

As far as power, I'm content w/ a chipped 340-350 for this particular chassis. Too much more I think would upset the balance.

I've had cars over 475hp that felt not too much faster thru the twisties primarily due to me not being enough driver for the car.

The M5 I feel very comfortable w/ pushing . It truly rewards one the driving experience. A daily spice of life indeed !

There's nothing quite like seeing a shiny black M5 at night in the wild.,or at full song for that matter.
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Guys , thanks again for all of your responses as it truly makes me smile to hear of the emotions that these wonderful cars evoke in us !

I stood outside of Sebring Sienna as she ticked over last night and the bassy boom of the powerflow exhaust combined with the brutish stance unleashed feelings of pride and admiration .

She starts first time everytime , handles like she's on rails , howls like a bull mastiff under load , looks sensual and yet brutish at the same time , never complains and always does as she's asked .

I couldn't ask for more !

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David

You write as though you've just finished a leg of the Mille Miglia, and yet we can all relate to exactly what you mean!

This car is the closest I can get to really evocative motoring, and that's down to engine layout and pedigree and one of the best chassis a noddy like me has ever felt in control of. And yet she is the most obedient car I've ever known.

I wouldn't change her for any new car out there. (M3 CSL, F50 or 60's Ferrari perhaps...)
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For me, my M5 is my driving machine. I LOVE the feel, the sound, the pull, the cornering power, agility etc... I feel like I'm starting up 30 years of heritage every time I crank her over. Its absolute bliss and a joy to drive and its fascinating to work on. I do a lot of my own work on the car, and its awesome to see the engineering put into this car.

I can bring the friends or kids around somewhere when I need to, so its a bit practical too. I truely love and study driving and it allows me to explore limits of heel toe shifting, 4 wheel drifting a corner, and just plain power sliding at will. Total fun.

Unbelievable machine.

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