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Old 01-24-2020, 10:48 AM   #1101
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Me too, GT2 RS Weissach ALL DAY LONG. There is no contest.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:02 AM   #1102
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Me too, GT2 RS Weissach ALL DAY LONG. There is no contest.
This.

They'll both hold their value in the long run so why not take the newer one that may go even higher one day?
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:03 AM   #1103
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911 is the next car for me, unless something weird happens or I just pick up a beater for a commuter car.

Really, I'd like to get into a 991 Targa or even a C4S....the prices are dropping nicely. Figure in 5 years or so, they'll fall far enough for me to buy one, lol
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:07 AM   #1104
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911 is the next car for me, unless something weird happens or I just pick up a beater for a commuter car.

Really, I'd like to get into a 991 Targa or even a C4S....the prices are dropping nicely. Figure in 5 years or so, my wife will care even less about what stupid crap I spend money on and they'll fall far enough for me to buy one
Fixed for my situation.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:21 AM   #1105
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911 is the next car for me, unless something weird happens or I just pick up a beater for a commuter car.

Really, I'd like to get into a 991 Targa or even a C4S....the prices are dropping nicely. Figure in 5 years or so, they'll fall far enough for me to buy one, lol
I'd love to get a 991 Targa myself...but my guess (actually I'm past guessing) is that my next sports car will be a Shelby GT350 or a normal Mustang GT. Mostly because they are both way cheaper, just as much fun, and far easier to maintain.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:27 AM   #1106
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And just like that, the GT2 RS now has a $250K bid, surpassing the 911 cabrio by $50K for the highest bid.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:30 AM   #1107
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911 is the next car for me, unless something weird happens or I just pick up a beater for a commuter car.

Really, I'd like to get into a 991 Targa or even a C4S....the prices are dropping nicely. Figure in 5 years or so, they'll fall far enough for me to buy one, lol
But do you fix your M5 now? and will you be fixing this 911? I know nothing personally about fixing any Porsche, but it would piss me off if it was more difficult to work on than a BMW, and you were forced out of DIY. I've never been in any of them except for sitting in a Cayman GT4 at a auto show once, never had a live drive in one either. I do kinda hate the sound of the engines, except for the ones in the ultra high end line.

Then again, if you're buying a Porsche, you had better be able to pay for labor when it's needed at the price point it takes to get into one these days.
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:06 PM   #1108
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Yeah, I wouldn't plan to DIY it. And if I can't afford to maintain it, I know I shouldn't buy it. The cost of sale is just the start of the cost of ownership.

90% of the maintenance on my M5 has occurred at a local BMW specialist indy shop. At this point in my life, I'd rather pay someone to do it for me most of the time. So far, it's been infrequent enough that it doesn't bother me too much, but it isn't like having a Honda, that's for sure!
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:51 PM   #1109
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^^ Curious, anything major you've had to get done on the M5 yet?
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:16 PM   #1110
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^^ Curious, anything major you've had to get done on the M5 yet?
The biggest ticket items are below. The rest are little things, though I did also buy tires.

-Secondary air pump replaced - common issue for the carbon buildup - $745 - I knew this needed to be done when I bought the car.

-Alternator - $1068

-Aux fan and fan clutch - $1366

-ABS/DSC hydraulic pump replaced, front pass. side caliper seals replaced (caliper was sticking, wouldn't release) - $1195.....this would have been WAY more expensive if my shop didn't have a used part laying around. For instance, FCP has it as $3100....dodged a major bullet there!
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Ehh, this is why I don't check my expense tracker on this thing. I'll hit 3 years of ownership in June of this year. It is such a blast to drive though, that the expense is worth it.

The biggest thing I know will need to be done is the gearbox. Mine pops out of reverse and it eventually will crap out, so that will be a couple grand easily.
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:40 PM   #1111
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Seller comes back in finally, answers all questions. Claims entire passenger side damage was from someone keying the car, and all is reliable and good and no major issues, car got a full repaint, seller has paid thousands over the years to keep car running.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-bmw-m5-67/

Then someone points out that the passenger side door panel interior is clearly not from an M5, but from a 540. Seller ignores questions. Then if you look at pics 5, 9 and 11, it DOES look strangely like the rear wheels have positive camber? Could be fish eye lens maybe, but man there are toooooo many signs.

MAD SKETCH.
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:45 PM   #1112
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The biggest ticket items are below. The rest are little things, though I did also buy tires.

-Secondary air pump replaced - common issue for the carbon buildup - $745 - I knew this needed to be done when I bought the car.

-Alternator - $1068

-Aux fan and fan clutch - $1366

-ABS/DSC hydraulic pump replaced, front pass. side caliper seals replaced (caliper was sticking, wouldn't release) - $1195.....this would have been WAY more expensive if my shop didn't have a used part laying around. For instance, FCP has it as $3100....dodged a major bullet there!
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...sc-34516769536



Ehh, this is why I don't check my expense tracker on this thing. I'll hit 3 years of ownership in June of this year. It is such a blast to drive though, that the expense is worth it.

The biggest thing I know will need to be done is the gearbox. Mine pops out of reverse and it eventually will crap out, so that will be a couple grand easily.
Damn! I haven't touched the SAP yet, but I supposed I should at some point, maybe get a lifetime FCP unit. It is not groaning, but I have read some horror stories about the block passages getting clogged up. If that actually occurs, can you code the pump out like some people do, and not worry about the clogged passages? They said on M5Board the only way to truly unclog them is to drill them out when the engine is out of the car!

Just did alternator, hope yours lasts longer than my FCP Bosch refurb did (1 year 3 months only).

I too had a partially stuck caliper, could NOT for the life of me find any new or rebuilt replacements, from Turner, ECS, Tischer, OR FCP, like the right one was always on permanent back order! Mishkin from M5board hooked me up with a used southern car set and that's what is on my car now, did the brake lines while I was at it too, been good ever since. I actually ordered a rebuild kit with new pistons and seals at that time as I was intending on re building my old set so I'm not in the same predicament when this happens again, but I haven't done anything with that yet.

Nothing like when she's good to go and you jump on the highway though. All worth it.
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:49 PM   #1113
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Damn! I haven't touched the SAP yet, but I supposed I should at some point, maybe get a lifetime FCP unit. It is not groaning, but I have read some horror stories about the block passages getting clogged up. If that actually occurs, can you code the pump out like some people do, and not worry about the clogged passages? They said on M5Board the only way to truly unclog them is to drill them out when the engine is out of the car!

Just did alternator, hope yours lasts longer than my FCP Bosch refurb did (1 year 3 months only).

I too had a partially stuck caliper, could NOT for the life of me find any new or rebuilt replacements, from Turner, ECS, Tischer, OR FCP, like the right one was always on permanent back order! Mishkin from M5board hooked me up with a used southern car set and that's what is on my car now, did the brake lines while I was at it too, been good ever since. I actually ordered a rebuild kit with new pistons and seals at that time as I was intending on re building my old set so I'm not in the same predicament when this happens again, but I haven't done anything with that yet.

Nothing like when she's good to go and you jump on the highway though. All worth it.
Yes, you can code out the secondary airpump...Turner Motorsport sells a tune that does this and opens up a few more ponies. It was between that (which really doesn't fix the problem IMHO, just covers up an issue) or do the pump replacement for a little more money. I asked my mad scientist mechanic what he'd do if it were his car and followed that advice.

Mine already was throwing a code for it though, so I was further along and didn't want to potentially cause further issues.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:33 AM   #1114
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:52 AM   #1115
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:27 PM   #1116
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Worthy of being in this thread since it's just so drop dead gorgeous....







Such cute little cutouts for the cats LOL
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Old 01-29-2020, 03:25 PM   #1117
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Get a load of this

My page won't load right now, BaT probs getting flooded with comments. See this 1971 Datsun.

Original Purchase Price = $3700
Final Sale Price = $310,000

Original Purchase Price was 1.19% of final sale price!
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Old 01-29-2020, 03:39 PM   #1118
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That's insane...my uncle sold his Datsun Z a few years ago, so I'm going to send this link. Doubt he would have fetched that kind of money, but fun to watch!
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Old 01-29-2020, 04:02 PM   #1119
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Get a load of this

My page won't load right now, BaT probs getting flooded with comments. See this 1971 Datsun.

Original Purchase Price = $3700
Final Sale Price = $310,000

Original Purchase Price was 1.19% of final sale price!
Wow, someone in my neighborhood has one of these parked in their driveway, I should go make them an offer for it.
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:06 AM   #1120
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Jesus, the Datsun listing FINALLY loaded for me, and damn it must be that peanut butter interior that sold this car so high, I had no idea datsun even offered such vinyl "luxury"




and check out this comment by someone:

"Lolat324 3,038
Holy crap, I have a long time family friend who has 3 early 240's, all original, and all with less miles than this..Guessing he has no clue..Lunch tomorrow will be fun! Contrats to the seller and the buyer!"
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