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Pickin' up 06' M5 today or tomm.!!!

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Picking up my M5 2006 black on black from the dealer either today or tomm., just waiting on my bank account to finish money transfer. Pretty excited. I joined the forum 2 days ago! Any suggestions as to what first thing I should do with my beast first?
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Excellent suggestions fellow members. Just found out I will be picking up car in the afternoon today. I'll probably take it somewhere off the coast, possibly pch until I hit Malibu.
 

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Excellent suggestions fellow members. Just found out I will be picking up car in the afternoon today. I'll probably take it somewhere off the coast, possibly pch until I hit Malibu.
Ah, of course! PCH is the PERFECT place to take it, if it runs up there like it does between Long Beach and Laguna Beach - just enough lights to run through the gears, but not every block. Not a bad view, either!:flag:
 

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I'm new to all of this. I'm coming from a Honda S2000 so I'm thinking t the SMG will be somewhat of a culture shock. But I test drove and it seems awesome. Just had a little bit of an issue when it came to downshifting the car to a complete stop, any suggestions anybody?
 

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I'm new to all of this. I'm coming from a Honda S2000 so I'm thinking t the SMG will be somewhat of a culture shock. But I test drove and it seems awesome. Just had a little bit of an issue when it came to downshifting the car to a complete stop, any suggestions anybody?


I'm not a pro here but what i do is downshift to 2nd gear and then come to a complete stop. I'm sure if this does any damage. I'm sure the pros will chime in soon to help us both out.
 

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PCH is the perfect place to take it for your first drive. Then get on a bigger highway so u can really experience the M5's top end power. Get it on the highway, nail it from 4k rpm in 3rd gear and hold on! Btw I highly recommend getting a radar detector as this car has so much top end power that u should be able to enjoy without the threat of a verylarge ticket.


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