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Old 10-18-2009, 01:46 AM   #41
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No BMW can be considered a Sleeper IMO. Camry with a supra engine = Sleeper.
or a 95 Subaru Legacy with a 405 whp STi motor
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:43 AM   #42
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Or a stock looking 5 series with a 400hp M-tuned V8.

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Old 10-18-2009, 03:05 AM   #43
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The E39 M5 was considered a sleeper, or at least very subtle in execution considering the performance it had.

The current generation M5 is considered very flamboyant in comparisons, and talk is the next gen M5 will go back to being more sleeper.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:09 AM   #44
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No BMW can be considered a Sleeper IMO. Camry with a supra engine = Sleeper.
haha physically impossible to fit that engine in that engine bay

get it!!! and then tell us all about it

my indy tells me that thing is bullet proof and he also has one with

wait for it...

155,000 miles on it!!!
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:16 AM   #45
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This is no offense to the OP, I would highly recommend you stay away from a car like that... not an M5, but that M5. Typically, anything (especially a BMW) with a lot of aftermarket stuff, is bad news and the good dealers will stay FAR away from them at auctions.

Cars like that do not fetch a lot at bidding because good dealers that stand behind their cars know they will have a lot of issues to contend with either pre-sale or after the customer takes delivery. You mentioned an aftermarket stereo? That sounds nightmarish in an M5. Did he hack up the wiring? Are they giving you an aftermarket warranty or an in-house warranty? Is it in writing and can you scan a copy of the terms and post them here? Have you pulled the carfax? Have you had the car's modules scanned by a BMW dealership or indy to check for faults? Have you inspected the underbody of the car for leaks, suspension tightness, accident damage? That red interior looks aftermarket. Is it the same quality as real BMW leather?

M5's are completely separate from an E46 in maintenance, repairs and definitely fuel consumption (expect around 12-14 MPG). 2000 M5's were plagued with problems, not just carbon buildup.. which is a big problem in itself and even after it is repaired, it returns over and over again.

The price is definitely low for an E39 M5, but that car just looks like it was driven hard. 20 grand is a lot of money, so don't get sucked in. Just do your homework!
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:49 PM   #46
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It's not a aftermarket stereo, It was the stock amp for the navi, I have my friend look at it and he said it's clean, and the a warranty is an aftermarket one, which covers bumper to bumper, and about maintence I know it will be pricey but for a car like this it should be expected
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:06 PM   #47
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Yes? Not many people would be able to tell it was an M5 unless (and this is the likely scenario) they were behind it, and even then the quad exhausts aren't that much of a give away. It doesn't have side grills with M5 badges on it, it doesn't have a power bulge hood, it doesn't have obnoxiously huge wheels or exotic bodykits and even the bumpers look subtle.. in my eyes its a sleeper at least.
What? who wouldn't be able to tell its an M5 from the front or side? the front bumper is clearly an M, M mirrors, "19 wheels, bigger brakes, an ///M5 badge on the trunk, but yea im sure someone would see a bmw with quad exhaust and not think it was some what fast, and if a person doesn't notice any of those things they probably don't know much about cars or even the concept of a sleeper
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:21 PM   #48
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:41 PM   #49
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... unearthly acceleration???
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:15 PM   #50
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Get it that is a crazy price for that year and miles. I picked mine up not to long ago with the same miles and it left a big hole in my wallet. Just do a history on it and if it looks good, pick it up asap. You won't be let down.

It's an orgasm every time I drive in mine.
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Get it that is a crazy price for that year and miles. I picked mine up not to long ago with the same miles and it left a big hole in my wallet. Just do a history on it and if it looks good, pick it up asap. You won't be let down.

It's an orgasm every time I drive in mine.
Anything I should look into fixing or changing right away?
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:48 PM   #52
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Wait... Wait... let me check...

Yup... I think I just my pants...

Sweet deal man...
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:23 PM   #53
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WHy does the back seem so much higher than the front? Stock spriings in the back and lowered in front? hmmm
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getting the car next tuesday guys!!
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:29 AM   #55
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Gorgeous car! I'm not a fan of the red interior but that's just my personal opinion.

Save some money up for maintenance. There was a great article in roundel or bimmer a while back describing this. The last sentence in the paragraph was something to the tune of "this car is incredibly fun but there is just no way to get the car to stop eating clutches & tires".
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