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    2006 M5
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    2010 535i M Sport Touring
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  1. Sounds like you will be fine with an M5. I've had mine for 2 years now and only had minor things: 1x coil 1x knock sensor (dealer fixed it) Diff seal leak P/S leak I do have to do the brakes and tyres next year though.
  2. If your partner doesn't want a manual they likely wont want an SMG M5. Mechanical insurance is exceptionally expensive for these. You could be looking at $2200 per year. Mine cost that much and was limited at 2 years. Before you own an M5, ask yourself these questions: 1: Can you live with 20L/100km fuel consumption? 2: Will anyone that frequently travels in the car have issues with the SMG? My wife won't drive mine. 3: Do you have cash flow available IF something was to go wrong? I.e. can you pull $5-10k of cash together if the worst was to happen? 4: Are you happy with ~$2-4k per year servicing costs? If you can get past the points above and you want an M5 then go for gold. Otherwise I would suggest looking at alternatives such as the newer Audi S6 V8 twin turbo, AMG E63. They aren't an E60 M5, but they are far more modern, faster and in the case of the Audi, fuel efficient. Common maintenance items: Tyres: $2200 Brakes: DIY @ $2500 Oil/filter: DIY @ $250 Spark plugs: DIY @ $200 VANOS Solenoids: $1400 each * 4
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    Beauty NZ New E39 540i M-Sport

    Edit: oops I thought this was a different car. Didn't look hard enough!
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    e60 M5

    Most unreliable is fake news.
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    The only upgrade that made sense

    Sometimes I regret getting my M5 instead of the one of these I test drove.
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    Bridgestone Tyres - Buy 1 get 1 half price

    it's in the pictyure: "halfprice"
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    E60 M5 review

    Haven't had much grief with mine in 2 years. Just a diff seal, P/S seal and a coil so far.
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    X5 wheels on an E61

    No. You need around +15 front and +25 rear offset.
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    X5 wheels on an E61

    The rear would fit, the front is 20mm off.
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    Is the 335i the 2019 performance bargain?

    I'm glad you explained it. I thought about it but couldn't be arsed spending the time researching. The other thing to mention is that the N5x has a much friendlier power curve. The ramp rate on a 1000HP 2JZ is ridiculous. That coupe is certainly a nice car.
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    Is the 335i the 2019 performance bargain?

    Hah, you make it sound like you can just turn the boost up on a 2JZ and get 1000hp. In reality 1000HP out of a 2JZ, RB26 or N54 is going to be a big, expensive job. The 335i has been a performance deal since 2016, or earlier even. I was looking at low mileage 335i wagons in 2015 for under 30 grand.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Just got my wheels back from refurb, cost a pretty penny. They're ment to be black shadow chrome but came out mostly black.
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    Jane - My Green German Girlfriend

    I just got my wheels back from WheelFixIt. Good guys and good work done, but not cheap. Price will depend on what you get done.
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    M5 / M6 Viable parts car?

    The engine and transmission are the valuable bits. The rest is just e60 junk.
  15. Yeah I don't think it would be worth it. Sell the 318 and buy some mods for the 135i.