Some of you know that for the last 37,442 miles (14 months), I had one of these:
I eventually picked it up on April 1st 2004.
It's an Orinoco Limited Edition 1995 3.8 M5.
Before I bought it, I used to change my car quite frequently (More often than my underpants, in fact) because I couldn't find (or afford) anything I really liked.
Well, I had this for ages, then sold it yesterday.
I used it for everything
Driving for work:
Towing a motorbike trailer for leisure:
Putting in 8m40 laps of the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife:
A little bit of maintenance occasionally:
Quite a lot of this:
And a lot of this:
Loads of this:
And a few of these:
Four European holidays:
And quite a bit of this:
I miss it already. what a fantastic swiss-army knife of a car.
Okay, so it's compromised in some ways, but what a useful tool.
Statistics during a year and two months:
Two new windscreens ----- £100
8400 Litres of Unleaded --- £7400
Eight 245/40ZR18 tyres --- £1230
Maintenance, Oil, parts --- £4440
Tax, fines and insurance -- £1600
Depreciation -------------- £2230
Grand Total -------------- £16900
45p per mile? ------------ Bargain.
, as I said, I've sold it. And bought an M3 Evolution.
Unfortunately I'm already a bit bored of the M3. The steering is much better, and it's a little bit more modern, but the trim quality is not anywhere near the same league as the brilliantly screwed-together E34.
Otherwise, it's more of the same.
Anyway, because I'm bored of my M3 Evo already, it's for sale.
And I'll be looking for a replacement.
My needs are complicated, so perhaps I'll just have to go back to changing my car every month like I used to! There's just nothing like the M5!