New Guy and Price Check - Page 2 - BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums
E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 2005- Advertiser's Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #11 of 11 Old 8th May 2019, 08:28 PM
Junior Member, warming up (<31 posts)
xcrypto's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Option 3 (middle): below is the better value overall. This you can negotiate down to a reasonable 19K-21K. This price is reasonable whether the rod-bearings have been done or not.

Option 2: given the two other options available, I would take this off the list pronto... if you want a 6 speed manual, consider a unit that came from the BMW factory as a manual, MHO...

Option 1: too overpriced -- doesn't matter that the RB were done already. $21K max -- also, the interior looks a bit worn, which is likely an indicator of how well the automobile has been maintained overall.

My story: I searched a while before I settled on a 2007 Black / Black 6 speed manual for 19K with 107K miles 10 months back. The service records were sparse ( best), so I didn't know if the rod-bearings had been done or not, but the automobile inside and out was pristine, which is typically a good sign that the person(s) that owned the M5 before could indeed afford to maintain it properly. The Blackstone oil analysis came back very clean...

However, at the end of the day, it's a used automobile regardless -- so be prepared to perform some initial maintenance -- but, don't overpay out of the gate -- because service records are no guarantee against component failure -- something will require maintenance, you can count on it -- it's over a decade old. A warranty on the other hand would be worth the additional cost consideration.
xcrypto is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Price Check: 08 m5 mrmojom3 E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 12 18th September 2015 04:12 PM
Is this guy crazy with this price... badabing E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 68 18th January 2012 11:05 PM
EasyCare Warranty Price Check SLM5 E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 8 21st December 2007 05:55 PM
Gop-Dogg's EDCIII rebuild saga (long) Gop-Dogg E34 M5 Discussion 11 15th March 2005 05:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome