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Old 5th March 2001, 23:12   #31
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6) inadvertently built oil container holders in trunk (very cool) discovery by alpywhite
I highly recommend that you place the oil containers in a plastic bag. My dealer did this for me and it saved a very large mess since one of the containers started to leak. Getting the oil out of the carpet would not be fun.

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Old 5th March 2001, 23:34   #32
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Thanks for the tip Phil,

the compartment under the floor stays closed for weeks or months at a time. If ever there was a leak, we would'nt know about it until it was too late.

Ziploc to the rescue!


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I highly recommend that you place the oil containers in a plastic bag. My dealer did this for me and it saved a very large mess since one of the containers started to leak. Getting the oil out of the carpet would not be fun.

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Old 6th March 2001, 00:00   #33
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The wail of the straight 6 at 7200 RPM in 3rd gear!
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Old 6th March 2001, 00:17   #34
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I keep my oil bottle in next to the fusebox (I was worried about leaks too) - if you stand it up the cover closes perfectly but its a tight enough fit that it stays upright and in the same place

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Old 6th March 2001, 00:24   #35
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At this time of year, I'd say the heated seats are a great feature that I would have never ordered. I like them a lot. The mirrors mentioned are good too. One that I haven't seen posted yet is the velcro on back of the floor mats in front. No more mats sliding under the accelorator or clutch. Simple minds, simple pleasures

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Old 6th March 2001, 04:07   #36
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Mel A,

Call your dealer up straight away - not only has he sold you a 'straight' engine, he's also short-changed you by 2 cylinders!!

I also have a theory about the oil container in the boot - when BMW finished making the M5, they noticed it had 49:51 weight distribution, instead of the much publicised 50:50 - you guessed it, add a quart of oil to the rear and, hey presto, 50:50

Best features: -

1. V8 Roar!!
2. Voice recognition - especially 'Petrol Station Near Current Location'!
3. Auto dimming mirrors
4. All windows and sunroof opening on holding down remote control
5. TV (New passengers - 'WOW!!')
6. Teletext on TV (New passengers - 'You're kidding? WOOOOW!!')
7. Arrival time - SatNav feature
8. Anti-trap strip around windows
9. Those cool optic rings on the headlights
10. Actually being happy to drive my other half shopping - both the thrill of driving there and the comfort of knowing the Grand Prix will still be on the TV when we get there!!

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Old 6th March 2001, 04:27   #37
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Love the gear shift night light, folding mirrors, "comfy" seats with thigh support, classy one-of-a-kind rims, 4 tailpipes and the LeMans Blue color!
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Old 6th March 2001, 05:54   #38
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Only true M5 owners/enthusiasts would make a big deal of the ability to carry a qt. of oil!
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Auto-dimming side mirrors.

(Am I allowed to mention the "spass" button?)
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My top ten features:

10: Freezing temp. chime @ 37 degrees...very practical here in New England.
9. Heated seats. ditto above.
8. Nav system...somewhat clunky but it really works
7. Audio system including steering wheel control...nice touch
6. Coolness/stealth factors. surprisingly, more thumbs-up acknowledgement from Gen Y and younger than C5 vette.
5. ride/handling balance...a perfect blend of my former '98 LS400 and '99 C5 vette.
4. sport mode
3. acceleration (insane...faster than vette)
2. quality. absolutely NOTHING has gone wrong with this vehicle at 10K miles. it feels like it is carved out of a solid metal ingot!
1. feeling of invincibility driving the world's best car at 110mph on an empty stretch of highway on sunny day.
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