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      01-25-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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I gotta have a V8!

After all the pondering of what brand and model I want to go in the garage I have made up my mind. I am still researching "bug a boos" for each year model (carbon,vanos,cps,clutch amongst others) and the e39 M5 is the winner.

The 01-03's have subtle differences and going through all that is taking some time.

Prices are great. Finding the right car is the time consuming part of the process. The money I save from not getting new again will go into the car.
The fun part IMO.

The body is one of my favorites of all BMW's and the motor has just the right amount of grunt. Modding potentials are vast and I like the fact of being able to transform a sleeper into a beast. My buddy at Stett is going to love me......

Here are some idea pics I have saved. Simple to wild.
I will post some pics of what I end up getting as soon as I find it and get it to Texas. Most of the nicer cars seem to be in CAL and AZ and FLA.
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A few more...
This 1st pic is my idea of where I want to end up.
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E39 deals are off the hook right now. Best of luck!
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Ive kind of followed your posts and your threads and i thought you were more of a Camaro type guy lol . But nonetheless e39 m5 is dead sexy with the right mods. Good luck. I'm currently killing myself trying to figure out what car i want as well. But one thing is pretty much certain i want a dam V8.
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The E39 M5 is amazing!

Good luck on the search.
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Ive kind of followed your posts and your threads and i thought you were more of a Camaro type guy lol . But nonetheless e39 m5 is dead sexy with the right mods. Good luck. I'm currently killing myself trying to figure out what car i want as well. But one thing is pretty much certain i want a dam V8.

I like the Camaro but it will never give me the satisfaction this car will. This will be the 5th BMW for me. I tossed a P car around too. Money wise I don't know that I have seen a better value for a comfortable, functional, fast and well made vehicle than the M5. I like classics.
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E39 deals are off the hook right now. Best of luck!
Yep. I have found several with under 50K miles for around $25,000-$28,000. The need for a new clutch around 40K miles (depending on driver) has me looking hard for the replacement having been performed. It seems the clutch may be a bit small for the power from what I have read.
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I recently saw a ECE spec "grey market" M5 at a local shop undergoing restoration. It's very nice. You have some great taste for cars. Good luck finding one that you like.
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beautiful car!
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Great choice! The E39 is a classic. It looks excellent with those LMs on it too!
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Those sound like beasts. Love em
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Those sound like beasts. Love em

This one sounds like the king of beasts then.

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Yep. I have found several with under 50K miles for around $25,000-$28,000. The need for a new clutch around 40K miles (depending on driver) has me looking hard for the replacement having been performed. It seems the clutch may be a bit small for the power from what I have read.
E39's are solid compared to the current generation E60. You can pick up a pre-done dinan set up M5 for around 30-40k. All you REALLY need to lookout for is Vanos problems. Have a good mechanic look over the car with a magnifying glass before purchase.
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*waits for another super awesome car to come out so gonzo can go research pricing again*

never make up your mind do ya?

e39 m5 ftw.
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Britalman exhaust!

You should get this exhaust...have it for my 335 but doesn't anything like M5 one!

http://britalman.com/rev-video2.swf
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It still looks incredible!

Here's a 540i Touring I saw yesterday 4-sale:


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never make up your mind do ya?

e39 m5 ftw.
Shut up.

As soon as I think I am done I see something else. Kind of like women. I am middle aged and never married. I want them all.

My mistake was looking at the already tricked out cars for sale on 6speed.

Crazy deals on P cars. Some of those guys have some serious stables.
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E39's are solid compared to the current generation E60. You can pick up a pre-done dinan set up M5 for around 30-40k. All you REALLY need to lookout for is Vanos problems. Have a good mechanic look over the car with a magnifying glass before purchase.
Yep. There are alot of staged Dinan cars out there. I have my eye on a black one near Denver. I am still reading about the Vanos issue.
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my dad has an 03 m5. its an awesome car. the e39s are so solid, weve had 3 and theyve all been trouble free
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man everytime I see the E39 M5 I like it more and more!! What a car...good luck!
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