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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.
2001 E36/7 MRoadster
2001 E39 M5
2010 E60 M5
2008 E90 335xi
Last edited by Ferris; 28th March 2019 at 03:59 AM.