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post #21 of 32 Old 30th March 2019, 04:01 PM
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Too many owners with no money that worry about resale value

Too many cars with deferred maintenance

Too many cheap cars

Too many owners with no money that worry about resale value

Too many cars with deferred maintenance

Too many cheap cars

Too many owners with no money that worry about resale value

Too many cars with deferred maintenance

Too many cheap cars

Too many owners with no money that worry about resale value

Too many cars with deferred maintenance

Too many cheap cars
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post #22 of 32 Old 30th March 2019, 04:12 PM
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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.
Crush washers? The e60 m5 was a hit though, it outsold the e39 despite the polarizing at the time looks.

The fact you need a CS degree to keep it running is the best part in my book (did cs for undergrad) ... exclusive self-selecting community.

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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)
There's a brazilian dude on ebay that sells them for like 10 or 20 bucks?

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Never getting rid of this beast.
Have mine for over 2 years and not even thinking about selling it under 30k

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Every month my wife threatens to log into the FCPEuro, ECS, GetBMWPArts, Summit racing and McMAsterCarr accounts and see what my totals are. I'm in denial of any numbers.
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Never getting rid of this beast.
Exactly this. I honestly don't see anything on the market below base model Ferraris or Lamborghinis that I would swap it with. I've owned more than a few "toy" cars and this is the only one that always makes me light up like a kid on Christmas every time I take it out. I couldn't imagine replacing it with anything new from BMW that has the generic N/S63. I've got that box checked off with my X6. Pass. I'll keep my screaming V10.
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Exactly this. I honestly don't see anything on the market below base model Ferraris or Lamborghinis that I would swap it with. I've owned more than a few "toy" cars and this is the only one that always makes me light up like a kid on Christmas every time I take it out. I couldn't imagine replacing it with anything new from BMW that has the generic N/S63. I've got that box checked off with my X6. Pass. I'll keep my screaming V10.
I presume you're an airplane pilot as well? I am, too. I think there's something about the E60 M5 that appeals particularly to pilots and other like-minded individuals. It prefers an owner who is serious about maintenance and serious about the way they drive (which is especially true in cars with the SMG). As you said, short of a Ferrari (which, I hope, will be my next performance car), I feel that it provides one of the most satisfying driving experiences of any car on the road. It drives well when YOU do your part, and it accepts no BS.
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Just listed mine, for a very fair price. Car has served me well, but i've moved to a hilly area where AWD is necessary in the winter. We will see how the market fares!

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Thankfully the market here in Australia has not tanked quite as hard as in the US, and has been steady for the past 4 years now.
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Every wrecked or parted out M5 breaks my heart though.
assuming of course no one was hurt in the process, it's a good thing ... lowers the supply on our S-D curve

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Yeah my 2008 E60 6MT has been great in the 3 years I have owned it with hard weekend driving and occasional long trips - I only spent $1500 on front suspension parts with tires and alignment. I was very fortunate that it had a great maintenance history. Thought about getting rid of it for a JDM 93 and up Supra Turbo. But nah, the allure of that raw V10 and the excitement of the 6MT was just too much to let go.. and it is child car seat friendly .. Will be investing on a garage lift for sure so I can do rod bearings on my own. I have a great feeling my M5 being a 6MT will help its value later on.. and IF not, that's fine too! And even with 90K miles right now I can't imagine selling it for less than 30K.. F that! You really get a lot with this car..

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