going from a honda to an m5...

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  1. adidas1882

    adidas1882 do it do it do it

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    ive never owned a bmw before.....
    looking into an 02-03
    how much maintinence am i looking into?

    thanks
     
  2. bmorrell

    bmorrell SoCal > *

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    If you maintain it properly and on time, not much. Maybe a few electrical problems, and that's about it.
     
  3. zerofighter

    zerofighter New Member

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    Hopefully the 02-03 car should have been CPO'd by the dealership if you are looking into buying it at a dealer. If it doesn't then it should still have its new car warrenty 4year/80,000km.

    Check out M5board.com, there is a lot of usefull info there, very experienced, and friendly people.

    My father has an 2000 M5 which I hope to be buying off of him a few months has had almost no problems with his. This car is an absolute beast! Keep in mind that it is a highway beast, and once you get out of 2nd gear, then you will see your speedometer just fly way up.
     
  4. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    The only issues I hear that can be spendy is the Vanos units on them. Very expensive to fix.

    But I have driven one and they are fun.. Comfy and fast.
     
  5. curiousgeorgeM3

    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    Go for it. Just take care of her and she will treat you right. Once you begin to neglect her then it becomes expensive.
     
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    my buddy went from an mr2 to an 03 M5
     
  7. adidas1882

    adidas1882 do it do it do it

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    awsome thanks
    ill post pics when i get it this feb(thats what i plan)
    ive been looking at wheels
    20x10.5 Hre's

    already plotted out most of my stereo as well
    do you know off hand if i can replace the factory stereo or will i have to use JL cleansweep?
     
  8. someguy

    someguy WWMD?

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    There is nothing cheap about an E39 M5.

    FYI, depending on how you drive, the clutch does not last very long. You may be looking at $3500 or so every 15,000 miles.
     
  9. adidas1882

    adidas1882 do it do it do it

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    what if i just go ahead and get an aftermarket hi performance one>
     
  10. Phil02E46

    Phil02E46 mystash.org

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    the bigest difference you will see is that the huge amount of aftermarket you were use to w/ honda won't be there... so aftermarket clutch, etc will be more than you were use to.. not a bad thing, just wanted to make sure u were aware of this..
     
  11. adidas1882

    adidas1882 do it do it do it

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    i drove an automatic honda :hs:
     
  12. muzhik

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    hmmmm.... M5
     
  13. CalSpeedRacer

    CalSpeedRacer i lurk

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    true of any car:rolleyes:
     
  14. Amir

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    I have an '02 M5, that is CPOed and has extended maintenence until 2008. Car only has 16k miles, I'm actually looking to sell it as well.


    Anyway, as far as the clutches go, they should last far longer than 15k miles. If you slip the clutch alot etc, yea it will wear fast, but if you know how to properly drive stick, getting 40-50k miles out of it, should not be a problem.
     
  15. DuncMan

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    honda= 30MPG
    M5 = 10MPG (if you take it slow)
     
  16. Amir

    Amir New Member

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    I drove my M5 pretty hard, and the worst mileage I've every gotten was 12.4mpg, and that was mostly city...on the highway its easy 20+
     
  17. DuncMan

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    no way man, those things suck on gas
     
  18. froggums

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    definately a great choice on the M5! :)
     
  19. rsxm5

    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    My M5 has been near perfect. There was an issue within about 100 miles with some emissions issue. Otherwise, zero problems. Keep in mind that maintenance is quite expensive on a BMW.
     

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