Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: SF, CA
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
New Owner in SF - 2003 M5 Sterling Gray
Hello, I've been meaning to post for a while. Long time lurker and finally got my ducks in a row and purchased a car last fall. It is everything my wife needed in a "new" car - seats 4 people relatively comfortably and be able to carry the baby safely and quickly, is fast enough (has a go fast pedal that enables her to pass left-laned priuses), and is manual. Thus the only logical choice was an M5 and she was fine with it.
2003, 77k miles, sterling gray, sport leather, sunshades, fold down seats, supersprint exhaust, unnamed carbon fiber cold air intakes - I'm sure folks here can ID these, they might be Evolve CAI, but unsure as there's no markings on them.
It's been local to CA it's whole life, with 3 previous owners utilizing BMW dealers in LA as their servicing (at least on carfax), and the last owner having it for 4 years/15k miles - being serviced at his local Bavarian Independent shop..
This being our first stickshift car, it's been quite easy to learn to engage on steep SF hills as this engine has so much torque, and in reality you can't learn quickly unless you have a Muni Bus behind you honking madly at you to move!
Due to a DMV "computer outage" the week I purchased the car, my title is still "stuck" at DMV (yes 6 months ago) thus carrying temporary registration which requires me to go in every month to get a new temporary tag. Got to love DMV efficiency!!!
Glad to be here, will be looking to keep this car for a very long time. I can't promise I'll have time to post everything that happens on this car, but I'll try. As I usually say, "life could be much much worse."