I've finally got around to posting, after picking my beast up a month ago.
Having drawn heavily on the advice and info from this board (thanks all!), I plumped for a 2001 Le Mans blue car, and I can honestly say it puts a smile on my face every single time I sit in it!
The car has barely 76000miles on the clock, with a full BMW service history. The previous owner was a BMW enthusiast and a motor mechanic, and had also changed the oil every 6000 miles, using Castrol Edge. He'd actually only put 14k on the car in his 3 years of ownership.
Anyway, the car drives beautifully, although a little lumpy when cold, but after a minute or two it's fine, and I just love the way it seems to pull in virtually any gear, any speed, any time.
All in all, I'm chuffed!
Thanks for all who have posted advice on which I based my purchase, hope I can contribute in some way once I"ve owned the car a little longer.
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I don't mean to boast but it is a gorgeous colour isn't it? Having said that, there really isn't a bad colour for a M5 is there?!
I'm really happy with the spec too, with the halos, zenons, widescreen etc, but all of that is secondary to THAT engine! It's not as thirsty as I thought either, I've averaged around 21mpg so far, which isn't bad for a V8 I guess.
Wentouch, nice try fella! lol :-)
Whattheheck, whereabouts from the north west mate? I'm from Wallasey myself.
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Great color. I.m a new owner nyself. Great car in any color. Mine is also as u say lumpy when cold. I guess that's comon.
Congrats, hope you enjoy yours like I'm enjoying mine!
My 325 used to run rough when cold, and as it got worse i had the dealer look at it. Turned out to be inlet and exhaust cam sensors. As soon as they were replaced, everything was fine, so I'll be bearing that in mind if the beast gets much worse. Wasn't a big job though, not too wallet-intensive!