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2000 M5 owners input wanted! (even 02, 03)
As you might have seen from previous posts, I'm looking for an M3 or an M5.
Test drove the M3 today, but I'm being swayed by the power of the M5. Great torque.
I have options on an 00, 02, and possibly 03.
Previous post on asking between an 00 and 02 was very helpfull. Everyone recommends the 02, and money aside, I would agree.
However, I'm struggling with the price difference, so would appreciate some more input.
Mayny comments were made regarding the 00 problems, specifically to oil, vanos, etc. How prevelant are these problems? The 00 I'm looking at is a BMW Certified Series, so I get warranty 1.x more years, or 60K Kms. Would those issues be covered? Have you other owners been experiencing these problems? Would you turn back the clock and get on 02 instead of an 00?
Also, will the dealer give me the service sheet on what has been done to the car? Is there anything specific to the 00 that I should ask the dealer to do before I take posession?
For any 02 and 03 owners, any input is welcome as to how your car has performed and if there are any issues I should be aware of.
Sorry for all the posts, but would like to keep this car for some time, and want to make the best decision possible. Have wanted one ever since they came out.
P.S. This is a great board.