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I just picked up my new (to me) '03 Imola Red. I want to thank you all for resposes I have received to my initial questions. I decided against CB car because of the I did not have a good vives about it. When I looked into details, it just had to much oil accumulated on pan underneath the engine and some oil streaks on the undercarrage. I think, it was driven hard.

In contrast, this Imola Red is completely stock, new tires, CPO, I bought 6/100 extended maintenance also, so I am covered until may of 2009. The car is almost pristine, excluding two rock chips on the hood that removed clear finish. But is is a used car.

I drove it home from the dealer with a wide smile on my face, at the speed limit or liitle above and classical music playing. I had no desire to go fast, because I could have past any car at any time..I maybe hit 80 on one little stretch in just no time. This car is a huge difference from my 2004 330Xi.

I am dreaming now, I have a car I always wanted, my wallet is little lighter right now, but so be it.
 

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shimmy said:
Good choice and happy hunting.

Keep up the warrantee with BMW when the original runs out if you can coz its well worht it.
Unfortunately, we don't currently have that option here in the US... You guys in the UK can keep renewing your warranty every year, right? Nice...
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I have full CPO and extended maintenace coverage until 6/100K. I bought extended maintenance, because of the Inspection 2 and brake jobs, I will need in my next 3-4 years. In our stop and go traffic you go through brakes pretty quickly. Maybe, even I can find a dealer that would accept coverage for the clutch, but who knows.
 

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Congrats on the new Beast! I see you're in the MD/DC area. Last year we had a fairly lively local crowd of M5 enthusiasts go out on a few driving events and at least one barbeque, hosted at one member's house (mr_bock).

I'm hoping that we'll get an earlier start on things this year and that we can start getting more M5s out there, including E34s and(soon) E60s but, also anyone with a like mind set!

Any way, as you're no doubt aware, they are great cars, a blast to drive, and, as I've found, the owners are a great group of people. Here are some links to threads about some of our escapades:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45483
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=44042
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=44046
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=50944

You can see a bunch of pictures at http://www.m-powered.com.

Welcome to the club!

Greg
'03 ///M5 Black on Black, Beastpower Sway Bar Brackets,
Bluetooth, & all options except PDC & spoiler delete...
 

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Re: Just picked up my new Beast

igorkb said:
I just picked up my new (to me) '03 Imola Red. I want to thank you all for resposes I have received to my initial questions. I decided against CB car because of the I did not have a good vives about it. When I looked into details, it just had to much oil accumulated on pan underneath the engine and some oil streaks on the undercarrage. I think, it was driven hard.

In contrast, this Imola Red is completely stock, new tires, CPO, I bought 6/100 extended maintenance also, so I am covered until may of 2009. The car is almost pristine, excluding two rock chips on the hood that removed clear finish. But is is a used car.

I drove it home from the dealer with a wide smile on my face, at the speed limit or liitle above and classical music playing. I had no desire to go fast, because I could have past any car at any time..I maybe hit 80 on one little stretch in just no time. This car is a huge difference from my 2004 330Xi.

I am dreaming now, I have a car I always wanted, my wallet is little lighter right now, but so be it.
 

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Congrats,

You also picked the right color for looking clean more often. I had a CB MY00 and it was way more maintenance on the cleaning side. Imola Red is so much easier to keep clean. Any modifications in your future?

Mark

oh yes, welcome.
 
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