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post #1 of 6 Old 19th February 2013, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Would you consider buying a high mileage m5???(160k+)

WOULD YOU CONSIDER BUYING A HIGH MILEAGE M5???(160K+)

If it was treated good,clean,1 adult owner,...how do guys feel about the engine life expactancy of this car??of course price is a factor??
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Absolutely, if it is a clean, well kept and maintained car, I would jump on it.
Price has to be a few thousand less than a low mileage comparable obviously, but to me, mileage is merely a number, maintenance is key.

My M5 is at about 140K and I am OCD about my maintenance. I can see another 100K out of it easily.

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Absolutely, if it is a clean, well kept and maintained car, I would jump on it.
Price has to be a few thousand less than a low mileage comparable obviously, but to me, mileage is merely a number, maintenance is key.

My M5 is at about 140K and I am OCD about my maintenance. I can see another 100K out of it easily.
+1. Track history as well. That is has it been tracked? If so how often? Track time is increased stress on pretty much the entire vehicle. Not a deal breaker, just something for which to lookout. If you are buying from the owner, not dealer, look at the entire presentation, the owner, their garage, did they keep a record of the service history?

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Agree with prior posts...but as the late Bruce Anderson (porsche/PCA icon) always said: "buy the nicest car you can afford...m5 repairs can be very very expensive...

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WOULD YOU CONSIDER BUYING A HIGH MILEAGE M5???(160K+)

If it was treated good,clean,1 adult owner,...how do guys feel about the engine life expactancy of this car??of course price is a factor??
Yes, especially 1 owner who loved his car it shows. The S62 is one of the toughest engines every made. With that said, regular replacement of parts are due around 150k miles. Seals, ignition coils, and throttle position sensors will be your maintenance task but worth it. If you can prepare to replace the vanos shall they start to fail then I say go for it. And if nothing else...E39 M5s for some reason are crashing alot so a low end S62 will be up for sale around 5-6K.
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I think it is more important to get a well-maintained car than worry about the mileage. My previous non-BMW car(s) ran up to almost 200k miles without issue.

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