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post #21 of 44 Old 15th April 2018, 05:54 PM
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Hi guys, yeah I'm still here and still have my E39...though she doesn't get much action these days as the F10 is, to be honest, a much better day to day (read schlepping through London traffic and/or around the M25) car. Especially with the price of V-Power...

The great thing about the e39 is that these days most people know what it is and treat it with the resect it deserves, while the F10 is almost invisible. Not always a bad thing if you're, um, making progress but the E39 has a presence that the F10 will never have.

I love the manual box and the feel from the whole car. As well as the predictable handling, performance and brakes (mine's got Stoptechs which do the job pretty well), but the satnav in particular dates the interior rather and the fuel consumption, especially being driven enthusiastically, is pretty dire.

I said once before, and it holds true. I love the F10 and can't imagine a better car. But I love the E39 and can't imagine a better drive...

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I said once before, and it holds true. I love the F10 and can't imagine a better car. But I love the E39 and can't imagine a better drive...
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Yep, still call in and see some fine discussions whilst chewing some fat. Joined soon after I bought my beast April 2000, now a garage queen with other toys getting most of the action. Is Gustav still around?
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I too dip in occasionally to read what's new and research stuff. Mine's now garaged as well and saved for the decent weather when we get it. This does make me appreciate even more what awesome cars these are when not daily driving it.
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It's good to see there is still plenty of uk owners around.....I'm still searching for my next m5, I am being fussy but I know what I want and really don't want to pay overprice. I'm very happy to pay what they are worth....
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Check one more from the sticks!

Drive mine to London and back most weeks for work - 170k ish and counting. Off on a European 2500mile road trip with a mate in it end of the month inc Nurburgring and Austrian F1 - should be great. Iíll take it easy(ish) on the ring!

To that end just dropped £2.6k getting some rust sorted, arches, jack points etc - usual things. Dash is coming out tomorrow to fit a new blower fan, might doc it for the diy section if not already there, second time, not difficult but lengthy job - about 2.5 hours all in last time.

Some other flash cars going like Porsche and mclarens etc so mine is defo Ďvintageí section in comparison - still a great GT car tho.

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I too dip in occasionally to read what's new and research stuff. Mine's now garaged as well and saved for the decent weather when we get it. This does make me appreciate even more what awesome cars these are when not daily driving it.
Same here. Well, not garaged, but I probably only drive it once or twice a week. I find it really nice to daily on school holidays, but in traffic, I end up getting quite frustrated with all of the gear changes, so I end up driving like a plonker. It does make for a superb evening cruising car though.

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It's good to see there is still plenty of uk owners around.....I'm still searching for my next m5, I am being fussy but I know what I want and really don't want to pay overprice. I'm very happy to pay what they are worth....
Still looking eh? Be nice to have an M5 meet at The Pod at some point.

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Check one more from the sticks!

Drive mine to London and back most weeks for work - 170k ish and counting. Off on a European 2500mile road trip with a mate in it end of the month inc Nurburgring and Austrian F1 - should be great. Iíll take it easy(ish) on the ring!

To that end just dropped £2.6k getting some rust sorted, arches, jack points etc - usual things. Dash is coming out tomorrow to fit a new blower fan, might doc it for the diy section if not already there, second time, not difficult but lengthy job - about 2.5 hours all in last time.

Some other flash cars going like Porsche and mclarens etc so mine is defo Ďvintageí section in comparison - still a great GT car tho.

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Please make a nice thread with pics of your road trip

I may paint mine this year and have the small bubbling rust bits flattened out and then have stopper applied etc

Credit to you for getting it sorted though. There's a grey on on ebay with a bleedin' hole in the rear arch!

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Had a closer look at the paint today - itís a bit rough in a few places which is disappointing. I think I may be extra fussy, as this the 3rd bodyshop Iíve used over the years and theyíve all seem to have cut corners despite me being REALLY clear I want it right, not cheapest OR quick. I want it to last!

Bloody annoying when little bits show issues - I can do most things with cars, but paint is specialist.

I think Iíll take some close up pics and email the vendor and see what they can do. They had car for 4 weeks in the end - 2 weeks was the estimate, however I did ask them to check jack points, and two needed rebuilding so I cut them slack there - it was involved.

Got the blower fan replaced today - about 3 hours all in!

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Still around, pop in every now and then.
Had a six week stint of using it to work recently as my other car was in bits. It was great (except for the fuel but you don't get it for the economy do you )
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