5th July 2007, 22:02
m5board.comoholic (>1000 posts)
Join Date: Oct 2002
00 M5 Silver
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Happy 7th anniversary with M5
I ordered my '00 M5 in the spring of '99 and it was delivered 7/00.
What a great car.
It has 82,000 miles. It looks and runs like new. It is still on the original clutch, battery, belts, and bulbs. I did the first brake job this year at 77k miles, replacing the factory pads and disks with Axxes and Euro floaters.
95% of my driving is within 20 miles of home. I am getting 17.1 mpg and using a quart of oil about every 5k miles. No wrecks ever, and the biggest repair so far was a Vanos unit under warranty a long time ago. I get about 25k miles on each set of tires.
Hope to keep it for another seven years. I am planning on taking it to a local independent BMW racing shop at 100k miles to have clutch and bushings replaced, brake fluid flush, trans and diff oil changed, and possibly headers installed. Only mods to date are X pipe, Tri Flows, and aftermarket wheels.