Originally Posted by corrieharris27
No. Its really not. The car I'm looking at is an 08 with 41k for $33k. I know repairs and parts won't be cheap that's a no brainer but the people on the site made it seem like its problem after problem after problem, as If it will be in the shop every other week.
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The m5 has an exotic and bespoke v10 engine. Take ANY exotic engine, from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Nissan, Toyota, and run the engine to 100,000+ miles on a beer budget, and you will have another money pit. The reality is, most 2 door exotics never see the miles a 4 door grocery getter will see in it's lifetime.
My guess, the people on that site were 1) never long term owners and ditched their cars ahead of any up coming maintenance, or 2) the people spent money on "look at me mods" before addressing maintenance.
Once you get behind on maintenance, yes, the car can become a money pit for the next owner, which is why they are cheaper than ever before.
Car payment plus expensive maintenance may equal a money pit, if you don't have the funds.
My advice: pay cash and stay ahead of maintenance. I have put over 100,000 miles on the street and track on this m5 -- NEVER seen a flatbed or left me stranded. This is also my third m5 and one of two m5s in my current stable.
Good luck in your search.
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; DINAN 3.91 Exploded @8x,xxx
; Performance Gearing (Blanton) 3.91 LSD 3 clutch, 30/50 ramps, R&P polished
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1988 e28 m5 STROKER 420bhp 91 octane(Paul Burke s38b39)
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; LOCKED; Factory TRD Supercharger; Expo/Overland/Backcountry Rig; custom sleeper/drawer system, full rock armor, 33"s on 2.5" OME Heavy Lift; Rigid LEDs F/R; 228,000 miles and counting.
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