That’s exactly what needs to happen, before prices can start moving up. Capitulation.The problem is people buy them and it breaks and they dont fix it so sell it for peanuts
I do think the e60 will have its days and be very valuable
Every wrecked or parted out M5 breaks my heart though.That’s exactly what needs to happen, before prices can start moving up. Capitulation.
Need to flush the market of all the “Ballers” on a “beer budget” out of the market that they either 1) lack the mechanical ability, or 2) lack the discretionary income to keep the cars it top form.
The Ballers can keep culling the herd, while I keep driving my m5s.
the E39 is a special car it was marketed great and for it's time it was fast as hell. Top gear , Guy Richie ect made the car lusted after. Little boys or those in their late teens wanted the car as kids. I had an audi B5 S4 at the time and was part of an Audi crew one of our's dad had the E39 and we were all amazed by it and want to race it and/or ride in it. now we grew up with disposable income and bought them pushing up the value.
I love my E60 it's special to me, I'd pay anything to keep it running, **** I just paid 40 dollars for 2 crush washers because I'm an idiot. But the car wasn't really a hit sure the V10 is amazing but the Chris Bangled meme and iDrive killed it. No one was like OMG look an E60, I remember i was on the Connecticut Turnpike in my MZ3 in 2005ish and an E60 went buy driven by an old lady, I was like wow that looks cool didn't know they even came out wonder what it got,
As others said there is going to be a lot less of them really soon pushing up the value but it'll never have the allure of the E39. Throw in the fact that working on it requires a CS degree and a ASE certification , and BMW is totally screwing us over on part prices and it's just a hard sell.
Just being honest here and I love the E60.
This car loves to consume money and fuel, but shoots out smiles like a mofo"I just paid 40 dollars for 2 crush washers because I'm an idiot..." ... And I paid $25 bucks for a friggin side vent sticker.. but my side vents are now sexy as hell... and they make the Beast go faster! (in my mind...and that is all that matters)
The plain E60 with no spoilers and narrower rims looks downright homely. So, no, Bangle designs sucked initially and still suck. It's just that other manufacturers copied them (why?) and mainstreamed them so they do not look so bad by comparison anymore. I was watching the last episode of the grand tour and they had the 850iM next to an Aston and the Bentley and it by far the worse looking of the 3 and the Bentley is a lard *** of a car. The 850 was just sooooo busy, looked like optimus prime's bastard child with an X4.M5 is a special car i remember when i ordered the car new ...and waited 8 weeks.
And back then guys were paying 10 k over to get them.
This Chris Bangle design was a winner across the whole line up.
Now I wouldn’t even waste my money on any new BMW.
BMW lost there way ...all the cars are a bunch of turds.
Never getting rid of this beast.
In 7 to 8 years, I’ve spent $46,000ish on maintenance to keep my e60 in top form. If I include my mods...well that number shoots up even more.Good!! Me too
Ive had mine almost 4 years
Its the only car i havent been bored off
What a long journey it has been, no real nasty suprises aside from limp mode twice (coils and ionic) and airbag warning
But other than that it’s actually been one of my more realiable cars
However i have spent probably $20k on maintaining it