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Offline CortinaD


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SMG which doesn't like town use.

Care to explain in detail as I am curious? For me, aside from needing the occasional paddle reset and cold start bucking bronco I cant say I share the same sentiments.



Offline mhh

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Care to explain in detail as I am curious? For me, aside from needing the occasional paddle reset and cold start bucking bronco I cant say I share the same sentiments.

I found it slow and clunky in manual at town speeds as a manual and completely hopeless as an auto.

The DCT in the E90 OTOH is excellent in both manual and auto modes.   

Just my opinion though - not gospel.  :)



Offline NickS


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I found it slow and clunky in manual at town speeds as a manual and completely hopeless as an auto.

The DCT in the E90 OTOH is excellent in both manual and auto modes.   

Just my opinion though - not gospel.  :)

Hmm. So you are saying it won't be ideal for driving from Norwood to Pirie street and back each day hehe.

Thanks for your comments. I need to take one for a proper drive and if I can find one at the bargain basement price I want to pay for one I will take it - otherwise I might wait for a C63 to drop another ten grand and be done with it.

I suppose a 911 is something that you cant go wrong in.



Offline NickS


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So, you're just after a toy car for fun...

You could buy a Ferrari... 328, 348, possibly even a scruffy 355 for that....

And further depreciation would be even less than the BMW.

Just a thought.

Nah I need creature comforts and gadgets.....lots of gadgets!



Offline NickS


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These are 2 that look ok.....

MHH (Mark?) - Did you hit 50,000kms in yours? Was that a major one dollarwise?


http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/private/details.aspx?__Ns=pCar_RankSort_Int32%7c1%7c%7cpCar_Price_Decimal%7c1%7c%7cpCar_Make_String%7c0%7c%7cpCar_Model_String%7c0&__Nne=15&__Qpb=true&seot=0&silo=1011&Cr=10&__N=1216%201247%201282%201252%201246%204294967079%204294966843&__sid=11D24A44937E&R=6172291&trecs=33

http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/dealer/details.aspx?__No=15&__Ns=pCar_RankSort_Int32%7c1%7c%7cpCar_Price_Decimal%7c1%7c%7cpCar_Make_String%7c0%7c%7cpCar_Model_String%7c0&__Nne=15&__Qpb=true&seot=0&trecs=33&silo=1011&Cr=7&__N=1216%201247%201282%201252%201246%204294967079%204294966843&__sid=11D24A44937E&R=6316882

Not so sure about the blue and bronze - but for arguments sake...

http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/dealer/details.aspx?__No=30&__Ns=pCar_RankSort_Int32%7c1%7c%7cpCar_Price_Decimal%7c1%7c%7cpCar_Make_String%7c0%7c%7cpCar_Model_String%7c0&__Nne=15&__Qpb=true&seot=0&trecs=33&silo=1011&Cr=1&__N=1216%201247%201282%201252%201246%204294967079%204294966843&__sid=11D24A44937E&R=6264544

http://ucn.dealernet.com.au/detail.php?sessionid=BEE1BB2C81D5468FAF544145F2F7818C&resultsessid=BEE1BB2C81D5468FAF544145F2F7818C&ucnid=3308982&criteriadata=YToyOntzOjI6Iml2IjtzOjg6IvKfCHiYdeUdIjtzOjQ6ImRhdGEiO3M6MTIyOiLWBaIZcK%2FUmcqEpgszsCohnFP831oaF5I%2FC1K1JOAREjNjMYO8idc8fW2bhftRMdNcgj6ibTK6SbnR3RkZo95G%2BrqhlcrxctrbbKPPugXFYc1dstu22W0o3TAynzo7KwHOClzAQyk4UIBa0LGdexuPYCw0DbUrS2SMZCI7fQ%3D%3D 



Offline mhh

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MHH (Mark?) - Did you hit 50,000kms in yours? Was that a major one dollarwise?



Nick, I sold my car at 40,000km - the Benz dealer wholesaled it interstate.  I had no major problems service-wise and Adelaide Motors do a good job.

This link on Carsales is worth reading - I agree with the writer's comments on the M5.  The M5 won every comparison test I've read - but it is a more focussed car than some of its competitors.

Mark

http://www.carsales.com.au/car-review/2554460.aspx




Offline M500


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Hey Nick

I agree the M5 is a better value car than the C63 ATM due to the massive hit they have taken in recent times.
If you are serious about buying one, try to aim for the 2006 or later update as it is a little more refined than the 2005 cars.

I am a previous owner of an M5 also and can't speak highly enough of the car as a fantastic 4-seater all-rounder daily driver.



Offline NickS


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Hi guys - me again.

I spent the day in Melbourne looking at this M5.

It has done 49,000kms.

Do you guys think it is a good buy at $102,500 and that I would be mad not to take it? He had it advertised at 139, then 129, and it is still at 129. I have come to an agreement at 102,500 subject to full BMW inspection.

The car is standard but had the clutch and flywheel done under warranty.....it looks as though the discs need replacing in 11,000kms and the front bumper has stonechips that I will need to have resprayed. It is just out of warranty - an 05 model.

It has the active seats with cooling and heating.

Thoughts and opinions?

Nick



Offline M500


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Hey Nick

As I said earlier, try to lok for an 06 or newer in that you can still buy an extended warranty. Also the 06 has a few of the initial issues sorted out. In this market an 06 shouldnt cost you too much more.



Offline leburpor

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good choice on the m5! It's a fun and sturdy car. You could even take it for the occasional track use without any worries.

My input on this:
- take note of rear parcel shelf rattle and front pax seat rattle when empty.
- check I-drive info on service status. It'll tell you when things need replacing.
- visit m5board.com and search for checklist on buying used m5

Good luck! And should you end up getting one drop by here again and we can organize an M-cruise day :)



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