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Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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Welcome Dom! I am a new (last Oct) owner of a 2000 M5 as well. I had five other E39 cars, including three 540/6 speeds. Watched the prices, started looking and finally found the right car and jumped on it. I love the M5. Comfortable, powerful, good looking and understated (except exhaust pipes). For many reasons, the 2000 model it a bit of a red headed stepchild. I happen to like the white on black gauges, the headlights work great and the lenses can be easily changed, the taillights are OK and the rest is pretty similar. I did an oil analysis, using Blackstone, and it did show more metal in the oil than I had hoped for. I am scheduled to do rod bearings in the next few weeks.
I have decided that the car is a long term car for me, and I will keep it until I should not be driving any more. At 68, who knows when that may happen. For me, money is no object with my car, within limits. I will be in my car $30k once the new front style 65 wheels go on and the rod bearings are done. LOT of money, but I will have a near perfect, totally stock, 46k mile, three local owner car in anthracite over full leather. A new Honda Accord Sport would cost more and would not make me grin every time I looked at the car.
Enjoy your M5!!!!! This forum is a wealth of info to keep the car going and enjoyable.
2000 BMW M5, Anthracite with Heritage black leather
2008 Audi RS4 Cabriolet, Datona Gray with silver leather
2017 Chevy Silverado, my economy car!!!
1999 528iT, black/black, 212k miles. The Black Rat
2002 540iA, Silver with black leather
Gone but not forgotten:
2000 BMW 540/6 - Silver
2000 BMW 540/5 - Blue
2002 BMW 540/6 - Grey
2001 BMW 525it/auto
2001 BMW 525i/auto