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It needs money alright. But I wouldn't describe it as a pit.
A LOT of people throw thousands at these cars for preventative maintenance. You can take your chances, regularly maintain and look after it and you won't need to do this, but eventually you will have do some more serious maintenance. that is the cost of owning these type of cars.
I knew they needed money when I bought it, but wasn't expecting to have to throw money at it in such high quantities in such a short amount of time.
Spend the extra money and get a top notch one, then don't be tight on the servicing. You will NEVER avoid high costs with this type of car. You just won't. But you can certainly put them off for as long as possible.
///M5 E60 Review in 2 sentences:
£1000 a month service costs, before you factor in the 9 mpg average. Then it's just the joyful enthusiasm it has for trying to kill you in any situation, or itself every other day.
'94 Renault Clio, '86 Peugeot 205, '97 Peugeot 106, '89 Nissan 200SX, '99 Peugeot 306 GTI-6, '01 Citroen Xsara, '07 Ford Mondeo, '06 BMW 335d E92, '06 BMW E60 M5
Last edited by DaveY; 12th February 2017 at 01:51 PM.