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I thought twice about taking the 2006 M5 up to the Trent Jones Golf courses in Prattville, AL for a reunion. 58,755 miles on the odometer now. The car ran great all the way from Key Largo and back (760 miles each way). I averaged 12 mpg and had to put a quart of TWS in just north of Fort Pierce on the way back. The Michelin PS2s are starting to show a little wear, but I just love those tires. On I10 just east of Tallahassee, I looked in the rear view mirror to see some flashing lights from highway patrol trooper Ed****. Turns out he was a BMW fan and thought it was a V10 M5 and wanted to see my car (whew) and we talked BMWs for a bit and I invited him down to Key Largo for some fishing this August. Nice guy! I did think about all the what ifs about something breaking on the M5, but I'm not getting any younger and these are amazing highway cars. The 12 mpg is just perfect for my bladder/prostate size and gas stops.
 

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Jim,

For years, I commuted to San Francisco from SoCal in my s38, s62, and s85. My s85 is still my long distance hauler. The s85 is no different than the others -- just stay ahead on maintenance and she will treat you well.

Cheers!
 

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Caught my eye with Prattvile. My father was born and raised there. Passed away 4 years ago an is buried there now. I spent a lot of time there as a kid and my grandparents, didn't even know the golf course there was notable.
 

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I copied this from the brochure they sent me. The Trent Jones courses in Prattville are gorgeous. I never knew these courses even existed until last month and they were very well maintained.
"Located minutes from Montgomery, Trent Jones designed, Capitol Hill in Prattville features THREE 18-hole championship courses. With more than 1,500 acres of golf and nature, the pure magnitude of this facility is amazing and allows each course to be drastically different from the others. Enjoy the sites and challenges of these courses: The Senator Course, which is a treeless, Irish links style layout; The Legislator Course, which is a more traditional layout reminiscent of Pinehurst; and The Judge Course, with spectacular views of the Alabama River from the first hole.
The Senator Course was an annual site for an LPGA event for a decade."
 

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Sounds like a great trip. I'll have to plan a longer haul in my M5. Averaged 12mpg on the highway, sounds like you were enjoying the car like you should.
 

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Sounds like a great trip. I'll have to plan a longer haul in my M5. Averaged 12mpg on the highway, sounds like you were enjoying the car like you should.
Yep, I was moving right along when I got stopped on a barren stretch of I10. This car is rock stable at 85 and lucky for me that Highway Patrol officer Ed*** was a huge M5 fan and I think somewhat surprised to see someone my age behind the wheel of an M5.
 

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Yep, I was moving right along when I got stopped on a barren stretch of I10. This car is rock stable at 85 and lucky for me that Highway Patrol officer Ed*** was a huge M5 fan and I think somewhat surprised to see someone my age behind the wheel of an M5.
That's lucky the highway patrol was an M5 Fan. Unfortunately, the traffic cameras in DC are not...go figure. It's nice having something as powerful yet comfortable as the e60 right?
 
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