Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Thanks everyone for your replies.
As you know, I was originally looking at a 03 M5 from Auto Imports (used car lot) and was told they could get the local BMW dealer to CPO it. That didn't really turn out to be true. I called the dealer and couldn't get anyone to validate what I was told by the used car lot. Also, the used car lot was just like any stereotypical used car lot - shady! The car looked great in the pictures and sounded wonderful, but upon actual inspection it had small scratches on pretty much every panel, very worn interior trim, etc. The folding mirrors actually stopped functioning while I was testing out the buttons and a "Tire Defect" light came on... not sure what that's about. However, the car ran pretty well, but the shifter felt loose and rubbery; but then again I'm coming from a 997 and not used to shifting an M5 so maybe that's normal?
Anyway, thank you and I appreciate all the info, but unfortunately I'm still looking for a clean M5...