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It pains me to do this, but up for sale is my 2002 Titanium Silver over Black / Aluminum BMW M5 with 83,500 miles on it.

I apologize in advance because this will be a long winded fully detailed FS ad though I am looking for a buyer who is interested in the details and history of this vehicle, how I have taken care of it, and know that this truly a wonderful car. I will start off and say that I am an auto enthusiast though my dream car has always been the e39 M5. I currently have 4 other vehicles (07 335i w/ 500whp, e46 wagon, honda accord, and cbr 929rr) so the M5 only comes out on nice beautiful days. While she does have some modifications (listed below) ensure that I drive this car like a grandma most of the time and when something pops up I fix it. She has been garaged since the day I purchased her, does not get driven in the snow, rain, or under 40°, does not get taken to the grocery store or errand running, and is only hand washed, NEVER smoked in, and only loved and adored. I have a very quick motorcycle when I want to be stupid in, and a 500whp 335 for when I have the itch to burn rubber...but the M5 still gets some lovin in from time to time.

The reason for my sell is simple, I have 4 sedans, I'm 30, I have no kids, I am single, and I want a coupe. My mind is currently set on a 996 twin turbo, and while it's not an m5, i'm excited about something new. Who knows maybe i'll hate it and buy this back... but what I DO KNOW, is that the 17 year old in me hates me for wanting to sell this car, but the 30 year old in me says it's silly to keep such a beautiful car couped up in a garage. I do go back and forth on just keeping the car as it's paid off, but I have owned the car for 5 years and have put 20,000 miles on it, which boils down to ~4000 a year...You do the math how much I drive the car. I joined the m5 board in April of 2009, did my research, searched many cars, and ended up purchasing this one in on August 9th from Enthusiast Auto in Cincinnati Ohio. I hope you feel more comfortable knowing that the car was purchased from a dealer who insists on knowing every single detail and making sure the car is in excellent condition before it leaves their hands.

Here is a list of modifications and maintenance records:

Clean Ohio Title in hand, in my name
30% Ultra Premium Window Tint
Smoked Hella Tail Lights
Smoked sidemarkers
Black kidney grills
B&W Roundels (hood, trunk, wheels, steering wheel)
B&W monochrome ///M emblem
LED Angel eye / License plate upgrade
Nokya Yellow fog light bulbs
Linea Corse 8.5" x19" F / 10x19"; (offset 15" all the way around)
245/35/19 / 275/30/19 Nexen N3000 tires (purchased at 64k)
Stoptech slotted rotors (64k)
Carbotec 1521 Pads (64k)
Suspension Technique Coilovers (83k, less than 100 miles since install and aligned, these are AMAZINGLY smooth yet bite into corners, I have them on my 335 as well, but they ride much better on the m5 due to the progressive springs)
Dinan Rear Sway Bar

Custom-built Front Strut Bar
Dinan Software (installed at EAG, 72k, makes a HUGE difference in torque)
LUK Clutch Kit (new flex disc, rear main guide, hex bolts, rear main seal, etc) (62k)
E60 SSK (62k)
Custom Exhaust (Timmy tips )
AA style intake / brake duct setup
Mark VI DVD navigation upgrade
DIY Ipod Integration
hard wired for Escort Passort 9500ix
Black Painted Rear Diffuser

Inspection II performed at 61k when purchased from EAG. (plugs, oil, air filter, fuel filter, cabin filter, trans fluid, diff fluid, )
Replaced Crank sensor (62k)
Replaced A/C compressor (belt, presser hose and suction hose valve) (72k)
Replaced exhaust cam sensor and intake cam sensor (76k)
Replace Auxillary Fan ( 78k )
Replaced Thermostat ( 79k )
Oil change (82k)

Factory Options:

Standard Equipment
Dynamic stability control
Multifunction f steering wheel
Alarm system
Green windscreen, green shade band
Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
Smoker package
Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
Armrest front
Lumbar support, driver and passenger
Seat heating driver/passenger
Headlight wipe/wash/Intensive cleaning
Fog lights
Xenon Light
Automatic air conditioning
On-board computer V with remote control
BMW US Radio
M leather steering wheel
White direction indicator lights
Acoustic belt warning
Additional Export tank filling
Language version English
Radio frequency 315 MHz
Control of number-plate attachment
Optional Equipment
Tyre pressure control (TPC)
Integrated universal remote control
Deleted, rear spoiler
Glass roof, electrical
Roller sun vizor, rear lateral
Rain sensor
Navigation system Professional
Preparation f tel.installation universal
CD changer for 6 CDs
Individual audio system
Headliner in Alcantara anthracite
Battery master switch
Transport protection package
Sun-blind, rear
On-board monitor with TV
Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer

All oil changes have been done every 5,000 miles (sometimes less) with Mobil1 and OEM Filters. The car has been coded to have the windows roll up and down with the hold of the key (you will receive 2 keys and a valet key). The Ipod Integration charges the ipod and plays it, though you must select the "tape" feature on the stereo for this to be accessed. There is still the stock 6 disc changer in the trunk that can be utilized though I haven't used in years. I have been watching 2002 m5 sales for the past 6 months and have priced mine at $23,000. I feel as though this is an EXCELLENT car for the money, in EXCELLENT condition, with good history, a very desirable color condition and has been babied since ownership. I am willing to pickup anyone at either Dayton Airport or Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky airport if they choose to fly in to drive the car home. I would feel comfortable hopping in this car today and driving to Florida and back no questions asked, I hope the new owner would feel that as well. I am a photographer and could take a million pictures of the car, so if there's something you don't see please ask so I can take a picture of it for you.

I have 93 pictures here on my flickr page if you'd like to scroll through and see the history of the car, but I'll post some to show you what the car looks like

FYI: I JUST installed the coilovers so don't have any pictures of the height just yet. It is lowered about another inch, but can be raised / lowered per your request.

<a href="" title="my e39 m5 by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="682" alt="my e39 m5"></a>

<a href="" title="TiSi E39 M5 by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="683" alt="TiSi E39 M5"></a>

<a href="" title="my e39 m5 by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="683" alt="my e39 m5"></a>

<a href="" title="Coffee Break by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="683" alt="Coffee Break"></a>

<a href="" title="e39 2002 m5 interior with aluminum trim and mk3 navigation by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="683" alt="e39 2002 m5 interior with aluminum trim and mk3 navigation"></a>

<a href="" title="TiSi E39 M5 by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="682" alt="TiSi E39 M5"></a>

<a href="" title="e39 m5 + 135L by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="683" alt="e39 m5 + 135L"></a>

<a href="" title="Coffee Break! by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="683" alt="Coffee Break!"></a>

<a href="" title="E39 BMW M5 ; light painting by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="683" alt="E39 BMW M5 ; light painting"></a>

<a href="" title="Hand Built e39 m5 stainless strut bar by dan kinzie, on Flickr"><img src="" width="1024" height="694" alt="Hand Built e39 m5 stainless strut bar"></a>


Now with any used car there are a few things that are not 100% perfect. I have those listed here, and while most or small or non-issues,I believe in 100% transparency so I'd like to disclose the following issues, i can take pictures of any of these or anything requested:

-There is a crack in the front vent (middle of the dash, a/c vent), this is very common and can be replaced easily. This happened on my e46 as well.
-There is a knick on the rear bumper, which has had touch up paint to cover it, about the size of a fingernail
-There are a few dings, I am researching to have pulled before the sale.
-There is a bubble behind the gas door which looks like is the start of rust, but only in the gas door
-The shift knob has some wear, nothing crazy, but as expected from any 12 year old car
-The lower cover under the corners of the front bumper have some cracks in them (easily replaced, attach to fender lining)
-Some pixels are starting to go, I can provide pics if you'd like. There's a $100 service to have this repaired, I just never let it go to me
-The rims have some scuffing from the 17mm tool removing them without tape by the wheel bolts ( i can provide pics to serious buyer if you wish )

the best form of contact is email ; [email protected]. I'll be happy to give you my number if you reach out to me. Email is easiest for me as I do travel for work sometimes out of the country.

2002 m5 with 83,500 miles
19" rims, BRAND NEW (less than 100 miles) s/t coilovers, new clutch / brakes / ac compressor / sensors, intake + exhaust, dinan software, mark 4 NAV, ipod, SSK


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All this fancy lighting makes your car look better than it really is, haha! (Kidding)

Good luck with the sale - had this been around 6 months ago I would've bought it in a heartbeat.

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Sent you a PM.

Pics look great - although it almost looks like an Alpine White M5 to me in some of them.

chad aka ultamte.
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