First of all you guy's are great. I learned alot from you and I hoped I helped a few on the board.Please read this and learn from my mistake, I'm 63 and have been retired for 5 years. Yesterday started out like most days. I got up and around 11 am I was at a local Mexican resturant and bar. I've been going there and doing the same thing day after day. I have 2 marg's and order lunch to go and play the video games. I never have more than 2 drinks and make sure I've been there for 2 hours before I head for home. Two drinks and 2 hours I should be fine right. Wrong!!!! on the way home I noticed that the gravy was leaking out of the container and reached over and put it on the floor. I looked up and I was headed for a parked truck, no time to hit the brakes or steer out of the way. The M5 is totaled. I felt like I had just lost one of my kids. Then the cops show up. I'm a little dazed from the impact but other than that I feel ok. They make me blow into the meter and I blow a .144. I can't believe it. Of course I'm arrested, but the worst thing is I've sent another M5 to M5 heaven. So please do not drive your M5 if you have had anything to drink. I hate to think that there are no more of these wonderful cars left on the road.don't do it. Thanks for reading this and please learn from my mistake. Thank god I didn't hurt anyone.
sorry for your loss.... never ever mix drinking with driving thats what i say.... well good part is your well thats the important part car is replaceable but life is NOT......feel better and hope everything is fine and RIP E60 M5 ;(
Sorry for the loss, but thank god you didn't harm an innocent soul. I am a recovering alcoholic and know about getting behind the wheel impaired. I was a menace to society. Learn a lesson from this and NEVER drive with alcohol in your system again.
2007 e60 m5 6MT Interlagos Blue; RPI Oil Cooler/Scoops; DINAN High Flow Air Mass Meter/Intake, DINAN 3.91 diff, DINAN strut, DINAN Monoballs, DINAN software, DINAN High Flow Middle Racing Exhaust (secondary cat delete) with 3.5" Resonators, DINAN Free Flow Section 3 Exhaust, custom Unicorn fabricated headers, DINAN 19x9 ET18, 19x10 ET25, Michelin PSS 255/40/19 and 305/30/19, Macht Schnell 15mm spacers (front); Motul RBF 600; FERODO FRP3000H race pads; StopTech BBK 380mm/35mm x 380mm/32mm, RD Sport F/R sways; CKS coils w/swift springs, -2.0/-2.5 F/R camber; z3 1.9L SSK, with f10 shifter; Escort RedLine (and a couple other things) hardwired. Euro MDM and DSC off. Rod bearings replaced at 84,000 miles! s85 + (afterthought) 6mt =100,000 miles with no RCOD and counting ...just saying...
1988 e28 m5 STROKER (Paul Burke s38b38); The one that started it all; the one I'll never sell...Euro Headers, race cats and exhaust; z3 1.9L ssk; custom Ground Control Coilovers/camber plates; Mason Engineering front/rear strut bars; Brembo 6/4 BBK; 17x8 BBS RK w/Dunlop StarSpec II; undergoing full Euro restoration.
1996 FZJ 80; Factory TRD Supercharger; Expo/Overland/Backcountry Rig; custom sleeper/drawer system, full rock armor, 33"s on 2.5" OME Heavy Lift; 219,000 miles and counting.
2008 Audi A3 S-Line Quattro (Mammoth Mountain Commuter)
Gone, but not forgotten: 2000 e39 m5 TiAg; PSS9 Coilover; AA Intake/Tune and sink drains; Custom Britalman exhaust; updated 16:9 NAV and steering wheel; z3 1.9L ssk; 179,000 miles and sold 7/2014 to a good home.
Handling:KW V3 Coilovers / Dinan Rear Sway Bar / Dinan Front Roll Control / Tires F 255/35/20 R 285/30/20 / 12mm Rogue Engineering Spacers / 20x9/20x10.5, 3 Pc ADV.1 05 wheels.
Exterior: Vorsteiner Rep Hood / Gloss Black Roof Wrap / Smoked LED Side Markers, Limo Tint / Custom headlights with Orion V2 rings / Custom Blacked Out LCI Tail lights and Miranda Bruce V 6 Cables / Hartge Rep Urethane Front Lip / AC Schnitzer Roof Spoiler / Matte Black Kidneys Grills / Gloss Black Side Gills / Gloss Black Rear M5 Emblem / Black/White CF Hood &Trunk Roundel / Rear Bumper Mesh / M5 Puddle lights / Electric Fold Away Front License Plate Frame.
Interior: White LED Interior Lighting / Black/White CF Steering Wheel Roundel / Aluminium Steering Wheel Trim / Handbrake Handle/Pedals / Hardwired Valentine 1 / P3Cars BMW E60 Vent Integrated Digital Interface / Custom SC Kit Color Scheme.
Programming:Mirror Fold-up / Window Roll-up / Sunroof Closure / Auto S5 at Start up / Euro Launch Control / iDrive Acceptance Delete / Rev Limiter 8600 / Top Speed Limiter Removed.
Braking:RDSports 6 Piston F 380/35mm and 4 Piston R 380/32mm Big Brake Kit.