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The day I swore would never come, has come and gone. For fourteen long years I’ve sought after, cherished, loved, and obsessed over my M5. She was my passion and hobby for the better part of a decade – the sink hole in my bank account and the smiles on my face. It’s a strange thing to feel so much emotion over a car, but I know I’m not the first one to feel this way.



As unique and special as the M5 is, and mine in particular, I made the decision a few months ago that I would part ways with the beast. Of course there’s apprehension and doubt at times, but rational thinking wins out in the end and it was the right decision to make. There will be nice cars again in the future. Not necessarily better or worse, but different and special in their own way. For now I have new priorities, new commitments and different interests that often leave the M5 neglected for days and weeks on end. As nice as it would be to just set it aside for future days, it just isn’t practical. I don’t have the time, space, or energy right now to care for the car in the way that I know how.



It took much longer to sell than I thought it would, but in a way that was good for me as I had plenty of time to mull it over and get some closure. I keep laughing at how much it feels like a break up, but when you’ve spent so much time, energy, finances, and other resources on something, I guess that’s just the natural outcome. The M5 will always be “my first”. It was the pin-up on my wall, and the only car I ever wanted for so long. I couldn’t possibly count the times I told people that I would never, ever sell it. But we don’t go into marriage expecting to get divorced, do we?


I’ve found a great buyer, young and local, already the owner of an M5 himself—now proud to join the 500 club (501, actually) and continue the project on his own.

My real gratitude goes to M5board, while even though the atmosphere has undergone some pretty measurable change in recent years, it has served as an invaluable resource of information, tech support, and even friendship. To say it enhanced the ownership experience would be an understatement. There are a handful of you that stand out and whether you know who you are or not, thanks for everything. It’s been an awesome journey, I’m sure I will linger and post from time to time, but for now I’ll sign off for the last time as a fellow owner and enthusiast. Drive safe, mod clean, and when in doubt, throttle out.

-JC :M5launch:





Sold 6/18/2014







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Congrats on the sale. As a long-term board member, thank you for your consistently positive and useful contributions! I know what you mean about a break-up...after 10 yrs, I really don't think I can do it.

Although it may not be M5 related, throw us a bone once in a while and let us know how your are doing.
 

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Damn it, another one lost?! What is going on with you people!

Sorry to see you leave the E39 M5 ranks... I hope that the ownership of this very special monster of a sedan will be imprinted in your memory for a long time.

Be safe out there!
 

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Damn it, another one lost?! What is going on with you people!

Sorry to see you leave the E39 M5 ranks... I hope that the ownership of this very special monster of a sedan will be imprinted in your memory for a long time.

Be safe out there!
+1. There goes another one...before long this place is going to be as quiet as the E34/E28 forums, the signs are on the wall....:sad1:

Oh well, I guess that's what time does eventually, nothing stays the same and people are moving on.

Good luck on all future journeys!
 

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Sad to see you go. I mirror others' sentiment. I've only had my beast for 4 years but I feel like many members that were active when I joined either don't post often or have sold their car.

I don't think this forum will ever get too quiet, but I think the dynamic of those that post will continue to change, as others have noticed already, and possibly not change for the better.
 
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Sorry to see you leve you were a great contributor to this board, hope all works out well in the end.
 

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So what's your next ride? :dunno:
 

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Good luck with your future car adventures. And man, what a car you had. Hopefully the new owner is/becomes an active member--I'd love to keep hearing about that beautiful setup! :)
 

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Sorry to see you go.

I'll go ahead and call Boomerang on ya.......You'll be back!

All the best to you and yours!

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It sounds like you had a fantastic experience with your car. I am just getting started on my 14 years of fun, I like many others on the forum hope to keep my car for a long time.

Though, I do always like to point out, life is too short to not do what you want. If that includes getting rid of an e39 M5 then that is what it takes.
 

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Wow! Hope to see you around!
 
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