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My Baby came home today.

My garage is now full of one '00 M5 - Anthracite, black interior.

Only managed to put 25 miles on, but WOOF. What a sweet car. First impressions:

1) Quieter than I expected. May have to install the Hennessey exhaust after all.

2) Better ride than I expected. I expected at least some compromise from my '97 540i - given the tires and suspension - but NO. The ride is amazing.

3) It's really, really hard to stay out of the throttle! Plenty of torque below the break-in limit, but you get through 1st gear in a hurry! I can keep it under 5.5K RPM, just hard not to bury it once in a while. The break instructions restrict BOTH RPM and "no full throttle". Need to go for a long, long, long drive real soon......

4) Sport mode off, DSC off. Woof. Again.

5) Dealer gave me 2 qts of oil at delivery.

6) I didn't have any trouble executing smooth 1-2 shifts.

7) The nav system works. I won't use it much.

8) Woof!

9) The color combo is beautiful, and very stealth, which was by design. I had actually ordered (or so I thought) the walnut trim. The car came with the brushed metal - however against the subtle black interior, it looks great, and certainly sets it apart from other 5-series. Think I'll keep it!

10) There is no number 10. I just thought it made for a well-rounded list to have one.

Cheers - it's good to be a full member of the "family" after such a long wait. Heavy grins going on here.....


/Greg
 

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congratulations, greg. posts like yours get me keyed up. my dealer told me my car made port here in the u.s. yesterday, and he expects it delivered to me before the end of march. and i think i found a buyer for my nice '92 M5 very easily, so the sun will shine this spring!
 

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Nice...

Hi Greg,

Was´nt a member at the time...funny to read the post.

And the heavy grin is still on your face I presume:)

Mike-S. :viking:
 

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heh, caught me off guard. I'm opening the thread, thinking: what came NOW?! A GT2???

Let's put this in the Retro Section!
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yep - this post was almost two years ago. But as you can tell it wasn't my first post. I fear the oldest ones are lost forever. Gustav, can you confirm?

In any case, the grin is still there. I happened to be in South San Jose last week - rarely down there - but I went by the 76 station on almaden and bought a half tank of 100 octane (@$4.00 a gallon). That, combined with our mid-40-degree temps around here lately, made it feel like I had another 50hp. I know it probably wasn't that much but it was absolutly and positively noticeable.

WOOF! All over again. :D
 

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:eek: gregs first post was about a V1 not a M5?? hahah
 

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I just had to give this thread a bump... Greg's car day one... and today, seven years and 140,000 mi later, we say goodbye in a way to one of M5board's stellar members as his workhorse beast is put out to pasture...

Greg, your enthusiasm for your car and your many great contributions to the e39 forum have always been an inspiration. Your absence will be sorely felt. Enjoy your new ride bud!
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Cheers,
Dave
 

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Fantastic. Nice thought Dave- bookends the other announcement quite nicely.

Woof :)

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