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My M5
2001 E39 M5 Facelift in Carbon Black. Bought in August 2010, on 111k, it has 3 owners, very little rust and is in very good general condition. Options include Sat Nav, TV (with TV-in motion), Phone, DSP Audio, TrafficMaster, Glass Sunroof, Through Load System with ski bag, Removable Towbar and a Tracker. It has full BMW main dealer service history. Since owning I have fixed the bodged Bluetooth install and fitted a 13th gen ULF, installed a DVD player, removed the TrafficMaster, replaced the tyres, fitted a new hedgehog and battery, got the dash pixels fixed, upgraded the sat nav to a Mk4 DVD unit, repaired the rear view mirror, retrofitted rear electric sun blind and manual side sun blinds, replaced the missing tools in the tool kit, and replaced lots of other small and cosmetic bits. I have also just completed retrofitting double-glazed glass. It is currently on 123k. Planned future work includes a wheel refurb, a visit to the paint shop to sort out the rust scabs on the boot and replacing the diff and gearbox oil.
These rust scabs around the boot handle are just about the only bits of rust on the car.  They have not got any worse in the time I have owned it,...
Replacing a rear PDC sensor, which had got moisture in and behaved erratically.  Unfortunaltey it was one of the centre ones which meant removing the...
I have just completed retrofitting the elctric rear blind, which is a really neat option and great for keeping the sun off our 1 year old twins!
A total of 8 tailpipes
My M5 looking rather grimy alongside Craig's clean Le Mans Blue
Ready to pounce forward
March 2011: Alongside Craig's (Captain_Anonymous) very nice '02 Le Mans Blue M5
The car also has the optional glass sunroof.
Like 95% of M5's, the rear view mirror auto dim did not work when I bought the car.  I sent it off to Scott Wheeler at radar-mirror.com in Texas, who...
The car has the DSP Audio option which is a nice feature.
The bluetooth did not work when I bought the car so I spent a considerable amount of time and money getting it fixed and then upgraded.  It has a...
I've upgraded the Sat Nav to Mk4 DVD unit which has some nice features like 3D aerial map view, Traffic Messages, and 7 digit postcode search.
June 2012: now showing just under 122,000 miles, I have done 11,000 miles since I bought it in August 2010.  All pixels present and correct thanks to...
Engine Bay
February 2012
February 2012
Getting 4-wheel alignment when in for a new set of front tyres.  The technician did a great job and straightened out the steering wheel which had...
February 2012
June 2012
At Durdle Door
 
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