I am a new member and I have been checking in for a while. I have driven 2 M5's. One with the manual and the one I drove today had the SMG which I loved. Now I know I am on the SMG side of the fence.
So the car I drove today is an 08 Indy Red/Black with 12,000mi. It is immaculate right out of the wrapper. Not a scratch, ding or curb rash. But there is a story. The cars ran into deep enough water to suck up into the engine and ruin it. There was no other flood damage. The interior smells like new and no other repairs were needed. So it has a new engine with a couple hundred miles on it and a 1yr BMW warranty on the motor only. All other warranty is void with the salvage title. Apparently I can buy an aftermarket warranty according to the seller.
He wants $40,000 for the car, asking 42k. I offered him $35,000 and then he showed me his invoices that total roughly $40,000. So it would be a push for him to move the car in winter in Wis. The only thing that would make this work for me is that I usually keep my cars for quite a while and I am pretty sure I would with this beauty.
So what do you guys think? Buy the car and use the savings for some tasty mods or run like hell and pay retail for a car with no story?