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I feel for you man....i have to ask...(and I'm being genuine here) did you buy it from the Midlands or around Manchester/Bradford etc? Did you know it would have it's challenges and have you found any evidence to suggest that the lemon status was cloaked by the previous owner?
Manchester yes. Should have been a sign. LOL
I suspect the previous owner had the faults completely wiped before I test drove it and it just happened to work alright for the time it was test driven. It was working fine (apart from a single PDC sensor and the obvious crash damage to the front end) when I drove it away from his house so there is no comeback really.
I knew these cars needed love and attention and this was inevitable really, but at least its done now and I can rest assured I know the cars history from here on in.
The pistonheads article I posted a week ago has at least given me some confidence that i bought the car either cheap enough, or at the right time for the appreciating market. Having it completely restored and repaired to factory good condition will help too. It just takes time and careful timing of my repairs/purchases.
///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