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    Buying an E39 M5

    So today I drove a beautiful E39 M5. Le Mans blue with black sport leather interior and titanium trim. The car has only 34,000 miles under one owner. Well I've been looking at these for the past few months and today I fell in love. So I should be picking the car up on Saturday, barring any issues with the inspection. I will post pics ASAP.Smiley


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    congrats  Always look at it as well when one passes me - eventhough being rather "old" now I am sure still a great value noneless..

    pls pass us yr first driving impressions


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    Thank you! It is a 2001 so yes it is a bit old, but it looks brand new. I'm fresh out of college, just started a consulting job, so my budget was not unlimited. For 25k I can't think of a better all around car. I will try to post impressions and pics this weekend.


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    OMG nice buy! I just figured out my e30 is Le Mans Blau :) Can't wait for the pictures!


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    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Cosmos Blau on Tan leather.
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    Thanks Atz. I was wondering if yours was LM Blue. You have a great looking car. I cannot wait to pic this baby up this weekend! The only sad thing is I will be forced to part with my 944 turbo :( Oh well, I will post pics of both cars asap.


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    Oh I have a love affair with the 951! Please to send pics of her :) 


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    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Cosmos Blau on Tan leather.
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    I will post pics of both together. You should see this 951, its white over burgundy with gloss black 17" C2 turbo rims. I drool over the looks and driving feel of this car and its killing me that I have to sell it. I chose to replace it with the M5 because the 951 wasn't passing smog and is not practical enough to be my only car. I will miss her dearly!


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    trip:

    I will post pics of both together. You should see this 951, its white over burgundy with gloss black 17" C2 turbo rims. I drool over the looks and driving feel of this car and its killing me that I have to sell it. I chose to replace it with the M5 because the 951 wasn't passing smog and is not practical enough to be my only car. I will miss her dearly!


    OMG that's such a nice colour combo Smiley I loved my simple 944 gold on brown (likely the worst combo) but i once drove the 951 and i was sold!!! Sadly im a poor student still Smiley


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    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Cosmos Blau on Tan leather.
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    Well I respect any 944, what a unique car. I hope I can find a buyer as passionate about them as you are. I cannot wait until Saturday!


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    I picked up the car today. This car is perfect, I can't think of a better all arounder. Anyways, I was sailing all day so didn't have time for my own pics but here are some from the previous owner. The color and car in general look so much better in person, its hard to believe. I will try to post some new pictures that better convey this cars amazing looks. Enjoy

    http://nickho.zenfolio.com/p997674715


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    Looks like a wonderful car! Without doubt a blast to drive, and IMHO the E39 is the nicest 5 Series ever build...

    Such cars always make wonder why I spent more money on a new E91 325d Touring

    Enjoy it in good health


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    I'm trying to upload pics, could someone show me how?


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    hey trip, in your reply screen you should have an "upload" box with a browse.... button

    once your file is uploaded, it will plop itself in this screen where ever your cursor was at the time!! 

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    Then you can always resize the image file within the screen where you write your message.

    hope this helps.

    If not just send them to apuppe@uvic.ca  and i'll upload them for you ;) It's my business e-mail address!


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    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Cosmos Blau on Tan leather.
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    Oh i couldn't resist...

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    Absolutely stunning!! My favortie colour and those rims are simply amazing!!! I'm so happy for you!! 

    (I will let you figure out how to post the interior shots) But the car looks MINT, well done. As hard as trading a 951 is would be, this beast will live up to your expectations im sure..


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    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Cosmos Blau on Tan leather.
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Cosmos Blau on Tan leather.
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    Hope you guys enjoy the pictures, the 997tt (black/natural brown, pccb, short shifter, lsd) and X5 are my Dad's. Atz thank you for your help and kind words! I really like the 2 pics of our cars back to back. I will miss my Porsche dearly but the M5 is amazing. I took it for a drive this morning on my favorite road (skyline blvd. for those familiar with the south bay). Let's just say it passed the test! While the steering isn't quite as communicative as the 951, it is more stable, and more powerful. The sound of the V8 is musical and best of all, no turbo lag! I also love the looks of this car. Too me it is the most beautiful BMW. Needless to say I am very pleased with my purchase!


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    Also, if anyone is interested in a 1987 944 turbo, please let me know!


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    No one seems to visit the M section. Perhaps I should post a link these pictures in the sports cars section, too much work to not have any comments.


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    I was secretly hoping for more 951 pictures! Stunning car. Nice mods i notice too. Did you ever consider the rear wiper delete? Also, what are you letting her go to a new home for?? 


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    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Cosmos Blau on Tan leather.
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    Thanks Atz! I planned on selling the 951 before buying the M5 but this one was perfect so I pulled the trigger. I would love to keep it but I really should save/invest the money instead. I never really thought about the wiper delete but it would probably look good. The previous owner did most of the mods. I like the exhaust although it doesn't pass noise or emission regulations. He also replaced the airbox with a K&N filter with no shroud. I'm not sure he realized what a bonehead move that was as the filter is in the hottest part of the engine bay and without the snorkel/airbox it sucks air straight from the intercooler! I digress. I will miss the car badly and the M5 will not be seeing much track work. I think I will end up buying a miata in the next couple years for this purpose, much cheaper to buy/run/fix. Some more pics from the car back in the college days (haha I say that like it was long ago, just graduated in May).

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    1248240784924My 944 turbo 002.JPG


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    M5 is stunning and perfect color for the car. rear tires look a bit worn?


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    Congrats to this Fun Machine. This car is so much fun to drive. I drove it a couple of times in the past. Believe me, there are not many cars, that can go so nice sideways as this car, and the drifting angles you can reach!!!! wow.

    I was really upset with the new M5 compared to this model. Its has lost all the minimum comfort that such a limo should have. The combination of a way to stiff supsension and the annoying dsg tranny just killed all the fun. I test drove one in the past, although I could have it for the whole day, I returned it back after 2 hours. It was really tireing to drive this car, your body and the neck is permanently moving. The Engine is a blast, but you cant drive this car comfortly.  Remembered me a bit of Ace Ventura, when he was driving the jeep...  the first 25 seconds of this video.  :-)

    The E39 is just perfect Family Limo and daily car, for people who like to have manual tranny.

     


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    The rear tires actually have plenty of tread, however one has a nail near the sidewall. Because of this I have ordered 2 new rear tires. I think the best way to remove the existing ones is to burn them off no?Smiley

    Thanks for the kind word re the color combo. I originally wanted black but when I saw this beauty I knew I had to have it. It is a very dynamic color, very different appearance if its light or dark out.

    I too have driven the new M5 and agree this one is far superior for its intended purpose. The E39 has plenty of power, comfort, and poise plus classic good looks the E60 could only dream of.  If I feel like driving a 500hp beast I will just borrow my Dad's 997tt you see in the pics, now THAT is a fast carSmiley

     


     
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