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Old 04-15-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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Talking I joined the dark side - but it was fun being part of e46fanatics

Ok, guys, after some serious consieration and much dreaming, i was able to get a spectacular deal on a very clean 2003 m5 and pulled the trigger on it. attached are a few pics of the new beast. once i sell http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...1&aff=national my ZHP i will probably be spending less time here but it was definitely great being a part of this community and I will miss it. suggestions for good e39 m5 forums will be appreciated. i have currently joined the m5board which is pretty good but nowhere nearly as much activity as here..
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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i hate you...congrats on the new ride
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:32 AM   #3
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I have always loved that car, congrats and good luck.
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:38 AM   #4
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:42 AM   #5
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awesome. that car is timeless. keep it forever and drive the schnitzel out of it.
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:43 AM   #6
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congrats on the ride, buddy. you dont have to leave, though a large chunk of dudes here dont drive e46s
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:51 AM   #7
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totally the car I want! If you dont mind me asking how much did you pay and what's the mileage?
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:52 AM   #8
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congrats on the ride. If i were you, I would just stay on this forum as there is such a smaller pool of 5 series drivers that care as much about their cars as there are for the 3 series... its simply because of the higher price tag and the typical age/reason for buying of the 5 series
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:52 AM   #9
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congrads on the new ride.
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:54 AM   #10
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:10 PM   #11
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Hey guys, thanks for the kind comments. I have to say, I have been enjoying it quite a bit. I have two bent rims so I have to deal with that on my own here shortly.

The car is a 2003 with almost 30k miles now. It is sterling gray on the outside, black inside, with park distance control, rear and side sunshade, m-audio upgrade (that will be gone soon) and fold down rear seat.

The car is a six speed manual. The first owner installed a rogue engineering weighted short shifter and that is it for mods.

I must say that the zhp is a bit easier to drive and the shifter is much much smoother (as the m5 shifter is very notchy). However having almost twice the hp and torque cant be ignored even if the car is about 600+ lbs heavier.

Also, I really do plan on staying here as this forum cannot be replicated in terms of support. And that is what I really like here . I will have a couple of things for sale if you guys are interested (will list separately).
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:15 PM   #12
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awesome. that car is timeless. keep it forever and drive the schnitzel out of it.
if i can afford it, i may just do that - keep it forever. the second i a no brainer (w/o abusing it of course!)
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:44 PM   #13
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:55 PM   #14
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dude, SWEEEEEETTTT!!! that's not the dark side at all man, that's amazing, when I saw dark side I thought you went JAPCRAP on us, that's amazing man!! congrats and have fun!!
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:58 PM   #15
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dude, SWEEEEEETTTT!!! that's not the dark side at all man, that's amazing, when I saw dark side I thought you went JAPCRAP on us, that's amazing man!! congrats and have fun!!
i thought he bought a g35 for sure.
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Old 04-15-2006, 01:19 PM   #16
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Congrats on a great car!!

From what I know, m5board has the most activity
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Old 04-15-2006, 02:14 PM   #17
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i thought he bought a g35 for sure.
lol yea or isSWEEEHUNDWEEEH or isSweeefitty, lol, ashiaaaan cahhhhh vewwyy faAAHHHHSSSS, lol
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Old 04-15-2006, 09:51 PM   #18
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lol yea or isSWEEEHUNDWEEEH or isSweeefitty, lol, ashiaaaan cahhhhh vewwyy faAAHHHHSSSS, lol
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:31 AM   #20
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I love that car with a passion! cangrats on the new ride! keep us posted on the mods you plan on doing to it...i for one will definitely be interested in what you do to it...Because in the future i will damn sure own one of those bad MoFos!
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