How's the E39 M5 on reliability?

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  1. LEGbEND

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    Anybody own one? Are they astronomical to repair? Any known issues or years to stay away from?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. FULL-REV

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    shitty
     
  3. Quagmire

    Quagmire New Member

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    any M5 is astronomical to repair.
     
  4. Mitchj

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    shitty.

    Upcoming G8 ftw.
     
  5. ls1pimp

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    ready to get rid of the R?
     
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    buddy has one. works on it alot, but he know how to do it himself so i guess that helps the $$ issue
     
  7. LEGbEND

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    A situation came up w/ my extended warranty... which was a big part of why I bought the car. I'll see what happens, but I'm just being curious now.
     
  8. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    any BMW will cost and arm and a leg to repair if you are not planning on doing the work/research yourself. This is especially true for the M models.
     
  9. XPX

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    what happened?

    Alll M Bimmers need constant care, small price to pay for an outstanding car
     
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    bmw + reliability = :rofl:

    get the new lexus IS-F
     
  11. LEGbEND

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    When I bought the car, we were unaware of the process of transferring the extended warranty. I took it to my local dealer, who we're "close" with since we've bought 3 or 4 cars from them. GM said he was going to take care of it and I didn't really hear about it after that. That was in August '06, week after I bought the car.

    I heard from the GM this week, being like "Yeah, I sent the paperwork for the previous owner to sign and never sent it back. Can you call him or something?" I tried contacting the seller, but he's in the Navy and I have a feeling he's not in the country anymore. So, the GM called Volvo corporate and they were like "Nope, had to be within 30-days. We're sending the warranty refund to the seller." Now I have to try contact the seller and hope he's nice enough to send that check to me so I can buy a new warranty myself.

    Even if I get that check, I'm partially screwed, because in the state of Florida, the dealer has to charge tax on the warranties.


    Cliffs: Dealer was supposed to take care of extended warranty paperwork. He failed. I get screwed.
     
  12. LEGbEND

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    My brother's E36 M3 has been pretty good. :dunno:

    Automatic FTL :down:
     
  13. XPX

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    Ouch, and hope nothing big breaks until you can find him...

    but yeah, the M5 will be expensive to own and repair.
     
  14. DefBringer

    DefBringer Ronnie, if I don't do this, *that's* when I'm goin

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    My mom's BMW 330Ci has had absolutely zero issues since she bought it 4 years ago.

    I don't think Legbend is the kind of guy who is going to rag a car out and put it in the shop very often, anyway.
     
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    It's still under factory warranty. Extended warranty has to be added within the next 6000 miles though...
     
  16. Nietzsche

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    Better than Benz, but still pretty crazy.
     
  17. Jester

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    Never buy a BMW if you consider "maintenance" part of reliability and cost of repair is a concern.

    They will last forever if you maintain them, but they cost alot to maintain and they require frequent maintenance.
     
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    I think if you are having issues with purchasing an extra extended warranty.. then maintaining a BMW might not be in your best interest.
     
  19. XPX

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    M Bimmers are different, as all high performance cars they need lots of care.

    I'm not saying they are unreliable, just saying they need constant care and parts tend to be expensive.

    LEGbEND: how often do you work on your car? check oil and that stuff?
     
  20. BenFer

    BenFer I've seen bigger OT Supporter

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    3-5k a year in maintenance, easy. if not more.
     
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    I should already HAVE the extended warranty... that's the issue.

    I don't mind maintenance... it's when shit goes wrong that I don't like dealing with.
     
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    Not the best worst, I bet. :dunno:
     
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    Pretty frequently. Oil changes have been every 3000-3500 miles. Ordered new rotors, pads, lines and fluid that I'll do myself. Probably do the transmission and differential fluids soon.
     
  24. Mitchj

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    Eh... not feeling it.
     

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