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After a week of flying, I always get a chuckle leaving the parking deck at the airport...Never gets old, setting off car alarms :p, without even trying.

v10: 2
car alarms: 0

 
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Would you get an e60 with the SMG?
Nope! 3 pedals is an analog Swiss watch; technology has surpassed it, but it will never fail. I got 155,000+ miles of track days, airstrips, and city driving before replacing my clutch. Now, I'm at 163,000+ miles.

The SMG is like an iPhone 3.
 

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Nope! 3 pedals is an analog Swiss watch; technology has surpassed it, but it will never fail. I got 155,000+ miles of track days, airstrips, and city driving before replacing my clutch. Now, I'm at 163,000+ miles.

The SMG is like an iPhone 3.
I would love to get an e60 m5 in the future. But its hard to understand, as my friend once put it, "You must maintain it like the 100k car it was."

The SMG is affordable in terms of purchase price, but not out of warranty per se.
 

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I would love to get an e60 m5 in the future. But its hard to understand, as my friend once put it, "You must maintain it like the 100k car it was."

The SMG is affordable in terms of purchase price, but not out of warranty per se.
I’ve had mine for 8/9 years. Yes, you have to have the funds and the ability maintain it like an exotic. I've never had a failure.

I am on my second and third life-cycle of many maintenance items, like rod bearings, suspension, motor mounts, all the hoses, belts, etc...each time, I upgraded with an OEM+ solution. You would be hard pressed to find a v10 from a Dodge, Lambo/Audi/VW, or Porsche, go 100,000+ miles without any on-going maintenance. It costs money to keep them in top form.

Lots of the e60 m5s for sale have been beat to sh!t by ballers on beer budgets, which is reflected in their low price. It’s a death spiral for the car, if any previous owner deferred maintenance.

The best e60 m5s rarely trade hands.

My advice, if you are looking...find an example with the most amount of maintenance history, regardless of year or transmission. “Buy” the owner, then the car.
 

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That is very sound advice. I appreciate it.
More thoughts, as your question comes up every couple months on m5board.

I am post #3
 

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After a week of flying, I always get a chuckle leaving the parking deck at the airport...Never gets old, setting off car alarms :p, without even trying.

v10: 2
car alarms: 0

Just imagine what you can do by flying a plane low over the same parking structure...lol

I've gotta say though, I used to think the noise that comes from exotic cars was really neat, but now having a majority of cars in the family with alternative powertrains, it now sounds a bit absurd to me (especially when a Tesla SP100D will do 0-60 in 2.3s and makes none of those types of noises).
 

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