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Hi All, Newbie here from Southern Ireland, been lurking for a while so only seemed right to say hello. :byee55amg

Fantastic forum, the level of knowledge is outrageos and some of the threads completely engrossing - so :applause: and keep up the good work.

Driving an, ahem ! - E36M3, time for change and the E34 has always been a hero car to me, so naturally the M5 fits the bill. Learning lots about what goes wrong and there is lots to learn.....I bit weary of making the plunge, so I've been looking the E39M5 and the S4 as well, but I suppose people aren't going to post every day about how their car hasn't had a problem in x amount of months or even years. Have had my share of issues with the M3, so don't know is SWMBO will take it kindly to having an exotic to contend with......deal with that when the time comes. Watching the great work being done by Mike and Sal on the EDC rebuilds - top work and I hope just for you guys sake that things work out.

Virtually no E34 M5's here in Ireland so will have to look in the UK, there are a couple of nice ones at the moment, so will try to follow them up. Provenance and originality will be key, not going down the route followed with the M3......so will keep an eye out and hope to be able to contribute as well as extract info and views, hope to see you 'round...
 

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Welcome :thumbsup:

Its always good to see people gaining interest in these cars.......they are true masterpieces if you get "the right " one !

Hope to see you around.

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Congratulations on making a wise and mature decision .

All the best with your search and welcome to the board .

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Hi, the key is to find a good car to start with. Make sure you get it inspected by someone who knows what they're looking at before you part with any cash.
Try not to be scared about taking the plunge - most of us are trying to get our cars back to as good as new condition so it sounds like they are an expensive nightmare to own. This is not really the case.
You will have to be prepared to maintain the car however, which will probably cost you 2-3k a year.
Good luck with your search.
 

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Hi All, Newbie here from Southern Ireland, been lurking for a while so only seemed right to say hello. :byee55amg

Fantastic forum, the level of knowledge is outrageos and some of the threads completely engrossing - so :applause: and keep up the good work.

Driving an, ahem ! - E36M3, time for change and the E34 has always been a hero car to me, so naturally the M5 fits the bill. Learning lots about what goes wrong and there is lots to learn.....I bit weary of making the plunge, so I've been looking the E39M5 and the S4 as well, but I suppose people aren't going to post every day about how their car hasn't had a problem in x amount of months or even years. Have had my share of issues with the M3, so don't know is SWMBO will take it kindly to having an exotic to contend with......deal with that when the time comes. Watching the great work being done by Mike and Sal on the EDC rebuilds - top work and I hope just for you guys sake that things work out.

Virtually no E34 M5's here in Ireland so will have to look in the UK, there are a couple of nice ones at the moment, so will try to follow them up. Provenance and originality will be key, not going down the route followed with the M3......so will keep an eye out and hope to be able to contribute as well as extract info and views, hope to see you 'round...

Ahmmmm...there are a few of us on the island :)

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Hi, the key is to find a good car to start with. Make sure you get it inspected by someone who knows what they're looking at before you part with any cash.
Try not to be scared about taking the plunge - most of us are trying to get our cars back to as good as new condition so it sounds like they are an expensive nightmare to own. This is not really the case.
You will have to be prepared to maintain the car however, which will probably cost you 2-3k a year.
Good luck with your search.

Thanks to all for the welcome and Ouch.........3-4 K sterling !
We don't have dealers who know anything about them and there are very few specialists who you can trust with such a car. Currently spending about 1.5K Euro on the M3.

Stevieboy, is there much of a model base up your way- I'm down in Co. Clare. There are probably twice as many M5's in Northern Ireland as opposed to the South. I've only seen 3 for sale in the past 2 yrs, 2 of which were still on UK plates, so the choice here is very low. One I was looking at over in the UK has already gone........:sad2: Need to move quickly on the good ones.
 

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Just missed and looks as if we were both beaten to it. Seemd very cheap, probably a story behind it ???? Hope it's not going to end up drifting like so many M's are starting to fall into in Ireland. Cheers for the heads up, going up that direction next week, so I'll call the guy to make sure the sale went through.
 
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