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post #11 of 17 Old Yesterday, 03:37 AM
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Shame on Chevy to do a 2016 car comparison to a 2001 m5.,,where is Chevy in the year 2000-2003 when the m5 see the lights
At least do it with a 2006-2010 e60 m5 .
And in this test with the v10 SS will cry.

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They were comparing it to the M5 that widely regarded to be the best M5 (and sport sedan in general) of all time.

Certainly the SS is a better car than itís contemporary M5 (F10)
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Found this video and wanted to hear you all thoughts.



I will always love the E39 M5....





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbLw...yxXw9TK3mKSFuo


This video helped to motivate me to buy an SS. Ironically I sold it after buying a low mileage 2003 M5. Here are some thoughts.

1. The SS is a great handling car with a powerful engine. It drives far smaller than it is. The stock engine note and 3 modes were impressive and the power was great in stock trim.

2. Fit and finish, here is no comparison. The M5 all day long. From the vinyl in the seats to carpet to plastics.

3. Looks wise, my phantom black SS looked tough but undistinguishable. No one ever really knew what it was which was cool sometimes.

For the most part Iím happy I bought a car I passed on in the mid 2000ís. I miss some of the new technology and the bulletproof nature of the LS3, drivetrain and everything else. The car was new and required little to no maintenance. The SS was no 16 year old car in that regard. That all being said, it seems like the 2016 I sold for 38k would still sell for that or more today. The cars only sold well when GM discounted them 20%. If fit and German finish isnít your thing you will be happy. In retrospect I couldnít pass on the driveway find that is now my M5. Something had to give. I have lots more to share if you have specific questions.



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This video helped to motivate me to buy an SS. Ironically I sold it after buying a low mileage 2003 M5. Here are some thoughts.

1. The SS is a great handling car with a powerful engine. It drives far smaller than it is. The stock engine note and 3 modes were impressive and the power was great in stock trim.

2. Fit and finish, here is no comparison. The M5 all day long. From the vinyl in the seats to carpet to plastics.

3. Looks wise, my phantom black SS looked tough but undistinguishable. No one ever really knew what it was which was cool sometimes.

For the most part Iím happy I bought a car I passed on in the mid 2000ís. I miss some of the new technology and the bulletproof nature of the LS3, drivetrain and everything else. The car was new and required little to no maintenance. The SS was no 16 year old car in that regard. That all being said, it seems like the 2016 I sold for 38k would still sell for that or more today. The cars only sold well when GM discounted them 20%. If fit and German finish isnít your thing you will be happy. In retrospect I couldnít pass on the driveway find that is now my M5. Something had to give. I have lots more to share if you have specific questions.



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Very informative read, it's good to hear from someone who owned one.

The car only has 3 things that I am fund of which of course, is the Motor, Suspension and the Tranny.


The looks of the car to me is completely aesthetically wrong.

Even the wheel setup is shallow looking IMO.

It would be wonderful if BMW can just dust off the blueprints to the almighty E39 M5 and start production all over again with the latest upgrades in Technology and bullet proof rod bearings...
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I agree that the wheels were shallow looking. Few cars have the presence of the e39 M5. I would argue that itís the most handsome 5 series ever from every angle. The way the engine revs to how balanced and great the ride is only complement the magic that the M engineers were able to accomplish. Again, Iím happy I had a chance to own one.


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