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FastHackem 08-31-2012 08:59 AM

Trade 2 Great Cars for E60 M5?
 
Well as the title suggests, I'm thinking about selling my E46 330i and my 05 modded WRX and purchasing an E60 M5 (2006). Of course it would HAVE to have an AM warranty covering everything except wear n tear items.

Do yall think thats a good idea? :eek:

jasonbimmer 08-31-2012 09:28 AM

hell yea.
you lose two mediocre cars and get one of the greatest cars?
**** yea!

aikmanson 08-31-2012 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by jasonbimmer (Post 14695182)
hell yea.
you lose two mediocre cars and get one of the greatest cars?
**** yea!

Agreed, plus is your sig holds true, you own 4 cars already? Sell two and get one great car plus two porsches to boot? :thumbsup:

FastHackem 08-31-2012 09:47 AM

Iím worried about maintenance. I maintain all my rides and I've heard that the E60 is not so shade-tree friendly. They say $2000 for a freakin brake job!! I'm sure though that the brakes couldn't be too far off from any other braking system and therefor serviceable by myself.

And aikmanson, yes I currently own all 4. The wifey drives the pepper though and the 944 is currently stuck in first gear thanks to a bunk ass transaxle I bought from an individual who swore it was in perfect working order. But thats another story.....:facepalm:

Euro604 08-31-2012 09:49 AM

Have you heard the M5s V10 in person? Its a no brainer. 500hp land!

FastHackem 08-31-2012 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Euro604 (Post 14695217)
Have you heard the M5s V10 in person? Its a no brainer. 500hp land!

No unfortunately I have not. I've drooled over M5s since the mid-90s when I was old enough to understand what a marvel of engineering they are.

jasonbimmer 08-31-2012 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by aikmanson (Post 14695192)
Agreed, plus is your sig holds true, you own 4 cars already? Sell two and get one great car plus two porsches to boot? :thumbsup:

sell the two poor man's Porsche and get a real 911.
I would totally own a 911 and M5.

FastHackem 08-31-2012 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jasonbimmer (Post 14695225)
sell the two poor man's Porsche and get a real 911.
I would totally own a 911 and M5.

My 2yr old boy wont like the 911 so much in the back seat, if you can even call it that. Plus not as safe as the Cayenne in a wreck. I have considered the Carerra 4S because its like the turbo, but not. HAHA. My buddy and prior boss let me drive his 08 911 Turbo and it freakin BLEW ME AWAY!! That thing was auto and lit up all 4 tires when I gunned it at 45mph. Perma-Grin!! ;)

Oh and the 944 was my first car so I'm hoping to keep it in the family.

JJR4884 08-31-2012 10:06 AM

The 944 is classic, don't get rid of it no matter how ugly it is lol...

However i am certain your son won't mind anything if it has to do with being in a 911, like every other toddler, child, adolescence, young man, and adult in this world. The 911 is the car to be in, no matter what seat.

Back to the OP, yes, i would go after that M5 all day long.

FastHackem 09-01-2012 09:04 PM

Gotta finish a few projects, vanos rebuild, fcabs, wheel refinishing and repair. I may just do this. So much time and $$$ in the WRX though....

Maybe I can keep the Rex! We will see.

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fiveightandten 09-01-2012 11:29 PM

Selling a 330i and 2005 WRX probably doesn't net you enough money to get into an E60 M5 with a warranty. So it all depends on what you want and how much money you're willing to put in on top. That car is obviously on another level compared to an E46 or a blobeye WRX. But, like you said...it wasn't built to be worked on in your garage for many things.

Do you want a high powered, complex, electrically sophisticated, monster of a full sized sedan?

Solidjake 09-02-2012 12:05 AM

The m5 drinks gas like homer simpson drinks beer.

Sweetness 09-02-2012 09:59 AM

M5 is becoming akin to the corvette when it comes to mid life crisis cars.

keep both cars.

smolck 09-02-2012 10:15 AM

Some of the E60 M5's have had gearbox and diff issues. Back in 06 I was headed to my dealer and there was a BRAND new M5 stuck on the overpass just about a mile from the dealer. When I got to the parts counter I mentioned there was a pretty nice BMW sitting on the bridge and the parts guy said "yea, the owner just got here, it is stuck in 3rd gear". That was the SMG of course.

But all in all, it is an amazing car. Get the warranty and enjoy!

lmr2wil 09-02-2012 10:32 AM

I could be speaking out of turn... but if the man has a 2-year old and a 944 as a first car, this likely isn't a mid life crisis - third life maybe :)

Luke

Euro604 09-02-2012 04:32 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oszaj...yer_detailpage

Listen and try and deny that car

Grande D 09-02-2012 04:39 PM

Don't get the M5. If you are concerned at all about maintenance it will eat you alive. A CHEAP price for their rotors is a touch under $1000.

Also there is nothing wrong with the 944. If the real Porsche is solely the 911- well- bleh!

wceoscar 09-02-2012 04:58 PM

The M5 is a great car and all but if I were to do such a decision I would get something lighter and more compact... Maybe a 911 or if you prefer BMW id say a e92 M3.

smolck 09-02-2012 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Euro604 (Post 14699906)

Listen and try and deny that car

And since the M6 shares a motor with it, get the RPI exhaust and it will sound like this......F1 car anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoY8OZBRFdk

always-there 02-26-2013 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by FastHackem (Post 14695223)
No unfortunately I have not. I've drooled over M5s since the mid-90s when I was old enough to understand what a marvel of engineering they are.

Or you can keep the cars if you wish and get a e39 m5. The exhaust note on the e39 sounds so much better than the e60.


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