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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: USA - Via WS NC
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One of my most favorite cars - EVER! My love affair started 24 months and 45K miles ago. My history and journey with my E60 M5 are well documented on the board. I daily drive my vehicle and take her everywhere -
1st year -
Oil Changes every 3.5k - 5k depending on what I was doing with her
2 sets of tires :P
+ a lot of Mods
1st year was GREAT!
2nd year still great but VERY expensive
Bearings, OEM upgrades to latest and greatest, idle control actuators, throttle actuators, all new clutch components (SMG), all fluids flushed and replaced, brakes (F&R), all new Meyle HD steering components
+ upgrades this year
ess tuning vt2-650 SC kit
custom pre-lci DTM style quad demon eye lights
2 more sets of tires :P
new section 3
I can't comment on money pit or not - I think it comes down to how much do you love the car - I thought about buying this car for years and let the forum and stories scare me away - when price dropped to 40K for nice clean models the juoice was worth the squeeze so I bought one without extended warranty and have never looked back.
For all of its little quirks, I love this car and the money is an after thought to the joy and smiles she puts on my face daily. The E60 M5 is like any other thing - treat her nice and she will treat you nice - but abuse her like - high revs on cold oil, too many launch controls, and poor maintenance then she will reward you accordingly.
Have a great warranty or be prepared at any time to spend 5K or 10K to get her running again.
If you are OK with that buy her - drive her and enjoy her you wont regret it! This is the best sounding car I have ever owned and the sight, smell and feel of her on a drive combined with that exhaust note is sure to please anyone and bring a smile to their face.
Last edited by JGINWS; 11th February 2017 at 02:39 PM.
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