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GF, that is one good looking M5. I love the color, and the engine note must be intoxicating. For a M5 enthusiast I'm sure it was hard to walk away from it.
post #9332 of 14101
Thread is back to chugging cock.
post #9333 of 14101
beige, why don't you just buy greenfrog's car? i thought he was selling it
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GF, that is one good looking M5. I love the color, and the engine note must be intoxicating. For a M5 enthusiast I'm sure it was hard to walk away from it.

Oh man, JayJay, you have no idea. I've test driven M3s multiple times but the excitement and pure bliss I experienced from driving the M5 is altogether a new feeling.

The engine note... JESUS!!!

I'm actively searching for a 6-speed M5.. but I'm also dying inside because I want to move to NYC.. I just might actually delay moving there for a year or so but I'm also operating on emotions right now so I'm gonna have to sleep on this for a couple days.

It's amazing how much they've depreciated too over the years. I just found a 2008 with 31K miles and 6 speed for $37K. That's cheap as fuck! AHHHHHHH
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beige, why don't you just buy greenfrog's car? i thought he was selling it

We actually exchanged PMs over this but I'm looking to sell my car for more than beige is looking to spend.
post #9335 of 14101
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I'm actively searching for a 6-speed M5.. but I'm also dying inside because I want to move to NYC.. I just might actually delay moving there for a year or so but I'm also operating on emotions right now so I'm gonna have to sleep on this for a couple days.
 


If my 70+ year old father can drive a m/t Corvette in NYC then you will do fine

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It will be interesting to see this one on the street. It appears to have most of the 5GT's virtues while fixing its most egregious aesthetic problems. Of course, if they imported the Chinese 3-long-wheel-base sedan, this might be unnecessary.
post #9337 of 14101
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If my 70+ year old father can drive a m/t Corvette in NYC then you will do fine

You're the goddamn devil!

At first I was like, 'nah, that shit cray. Can't have a car in NYC.'

And then I was like, 'well, if I had a better job in the city that paid a lot more, then I might just swing the monthly parking..'
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You're the goddamn devil!

At first I was like, 'nah, that shit cray. Can't have a car in NYC.'

And then I was like, 'well, if I had a better job in the city that paid a lot more, then I might just swing the monthly parking..'

 


Live in Queens near the E or the F or even the #7 in Flushing and get a bumper bully.

 

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3611/3395919118_3ae2b1646d_z.jpg

 

Problem solved. NEXT!!!

post #9339 of 14101
Honestly GreenFrog, if you like cars that much, you should just stay where you are, or move to LA, maybe SF. You'd probably never drive the thing in NY, and it's not a rare enough car to eat the massive depreciation and operating costs, just to have it. I can't imagine having a car in NYC and having a time or place to drive it on any of the 7 days per week.
post #9340 of 14101
yep, my career would greatly be enhanced if I moved to NYC (corporate hq is there), but not being able to own/enjoy car ownership is one of the reasons I don't want to go. among others of course - weather, cost of living, NYC sucks, etc
post #9341 of 14101
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I'm actively searching for a 6-speed M5..

Don't get the 6-speed E60 M5. That is a hamstrung car made only to satisfy the odd American fetish for manual gearboxes. That car was designed for SMG --- get it the way ze Germans intended it to be.
post #9342 of 14101
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This bad boy right here:

http://www.bmwgallerynorwood.com/used/BMW/2010-BMW-M5-Norwood-8522420d0a0a0065018654ae0d93f387.htm

2010 Interlagos Blue (my favorite on the E60s) with Stage 3 Dinan upgrades. Not sure what the upgrades are, but it had some carbon fiber CAI, definitely an aftermarket exhaust, probably a tune, and I think some suspension upgrades.

The previous owner is apparently some very wealthy man who traded in the M5 and a 997 Turbo to get into an F10 M5. Not sure why he traded in the Porsche, as I'd have definitely kept it, but the guy is clearly an enthusiast and he took very good care of his vehicles.

God... the sound of the V10 is just.. I never had such a shit-eating grin from driving a car like that, EVER.

Would rather have a Qporte automatika (whatever post-2008 model year that $54k would buy) at that price. Qporte with Tubi cans > S85 and SMG
post #9343 of 14101
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

You're the goddamn devil!

At first I was like, 'nah, that shit cray. Can't have a car in NYC.'

And then I was like, 'well, if I had a better job in the city that paid a lot more, then I might just swing the monthly parking..'


just get a "beater" m3 or m5 (if they exist).... you know something under $10K, something that you can street park without being stressed out. bumper bullies aren't going to stop side scrapes, front bumper scrapes, door dings, hail storm damage. thats right we got 1" spherical sized HAIL last year (IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY) when fucking small tornadoes swept through brooklyn/queens... its happened in 2010,2011, and 2012.

those specific M's are always in danger of being stolen here as well. hell a fellow SF'er had his bmw stolen recently (sorry for your loss mark frown.gif )

Even if you have parking/garage and only drive it on weekends you're still going to be in situations where you'll have to parallel park in soho (on uneven cobble stone streets that also have uneven cobblestoned curbs, chinatown (for the obvious reasons), and super cramped streets that have active bike lanes (where cars/bikes/vans/trucks/skateboarders/tourist) pass by with inches of clearance 100x a day).

There are areas of the brooklyn-queens expressway, queens boulevard, Franklin Roosevelt Drive, 45% of manhattan/NYC streets that are just plain shitty to drive on due to potholes and broken down roads.

if you can afford it... having any car in NYC is awesome, especially on weekend trips/shopping/grocery runs, dates, visiting family, and especially at night when traffic is gone you want to go somewhere. The ideal car here is a beater... what type of beater is up to you.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

if you can afford it... having any car in NYC is awesome, especially on weekend trips/shopping/grocery runs, dates, visiting family, and especially at night when traffic is gone you want to go somewhere. The ideal car here is a beater...

dates? really? You'll just look like a member of the bridge and tunnel crowd and you have to stay sober all night. The true baller "date" is a cab ride home with a beej in the back seat.

weekend trips and visiting out of town family is the only reasons I'd miss a car, and in these instances I just rent. It's maybe $100 each way, which is a lot cheaper than a garage at $450 a month + insurance.



also, I'd rather have a root canal than try to find a spot to park in Soho.
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