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post #9436 of 14114
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

Good thing you got a cult car. wink.gif

Good luck with the purchase. Interlagos Blue is my 2nd favorite blue after Le Mans Blue, which was the E39 M5's special blue.

Yeah, seriously, lol. I knew I bought my car at a steal of a price (especially at the dealership) at the time so I was pretty confident going into it that I would be able to sell it back for close to my original purchase price. That, plus I constantly kept tabs on the market for ZHPs and I consistently saw cars in shittier condition than mine going for similar, if not higher, prices.

IB is my favorite color on the E60 and I would get LMB on an E92 M3 if I wasn't able to get Monte Carlo Blue :P.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Son, now I am disappoint. I thought you were never selling this car? :roma:

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

You still thinking about moving to NYC? This is not the kind of automobile purchase you want to make before moving there.

Was just in NYC this past weekend and I thought long and hard about it. Talked about it with my buddies, etc. Decided that I'm going to try to move there next summer / fall. One of my buddies in Boston is moving there this summer because his GF just got into med school there, and my other buddy is planning on moving there next summer / fall as well. The plan is for us to live together.

As for now, I just got staffed on the sexiest project at work possibly, ever, so I'm going to stay at my current gig for another couple months. If my next project is just as cool and good, I'll continue to stick around. Otherwise, I'm going to look at moving to maybe Austin or potentially even back to Boston.. but we'll see.

I keep getting emails from recruiters on LinkedIn so I'm going to interview with them for shits and giggles and see what kinds of offers I get.

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

like everything about that car except for The Interlagos exterior. so I guess AY and I cancel each other out. you sure I couldn't tempt you to go E90 M3? devil.gif

PPI it brotha - I know you're excited and the CPO is a nice security blanket, but do your homework still!

You don't like IB?! frown.gif

As for the M3.. still going to test drive one this Thurs just in case... but I've driven them multiple times and while each time I salivate over the thought of owning one, the test drive of the M5 was just out of this world. It was a visceral experience and it's been a week since I test drove it but I still grin like a fucking fool every time I think about it.

Def. going to get a PPI as the current owner is going to drop it off at his local BMW dealership this Thurs for an oil change and detail. But to your point, I do feel pretty darn safe with the CPO.
post #9437 of 14114
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You still thinking about moving to NYC? This is not the kind of automobile purchase you want to make before moving there.

Was just in NYC this past weekend and I thought long and hard about it. Talked about it with my buddies, etc. Decided that I'm going to try to move there next summer / fall. One of my buddies in Boston is moving there this summer because his GF just got into med school there, and my other buddy is planning on moving there next summer / fall as well. The plan is for us to live together.

Whether you rent a garage space or park on the street, your car will be molested in NYC. There are certainly ballers who still buy $$$ cars and just deal with the damage, but I am not one of them. I gave up my M and got an E30 so each new ding, scrape, busted taillight, etc., wasn't a catastrophe. Truth be told, the E30 was very nearly as much fun to drive as the M, but that's a topic for a different thread.
post #9438 of 14114
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

There's also a guy who's offering me $15K for my ZHP and I purchased the car for $16K two years ago, lulz.

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that you'll take a bit of a hit on the M5 when you sell the BMW right after the CPO expires in order to move to NYC.

or you'll take a hit when you decide to keep the car but have to pay $450 a month for a garage space.

or the car will be hit when you park it on the street for free.




(make sure the excitement doesn't cloud good judgement on this. An M5 and a move both conflict with each other quite a bit)
post #9439 of 14114
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

There's also a guy who's offering me $15K for my ZHP and I purchased the car for $16K two years ago, lulz.

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that you'll take a bit of a hit on the M5 when you sell the BMW right after the CPO expires in order to move to NYC.

or you'll take a hit when you decide to keep the car but have to pay $450 a month for a garage space.

or the car will be hit when you park it on the street for free.




(make sure the excitement doesn't cloud good judgement on this. An M5 and a move both conflict with each other quite a bit)

Not to mention, despite your best intentions, you will not drive it very often. If you end up staying in NYC for a couple years and do the typical once or twice per month drive and then calculate your cost, you'll find it in the high three digits to the low four digits per drive.
post #9440 of 14114
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that you'll take a bit of a hit on the M5 when you sell the BMW right after the CPO expires in order to move to NYC.

or you'll take a hit when you decide to keep the car but have to pay $450 a month for a garage space.

or the car will be hit when you park it on the street for free.




(make sure the excitement doesn't cloud good judgement on this. An M5 and a move both conflict with each other quite a bit)

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

Not to mention, despite your best intentions, you will not drive it very often. If you end up staying in NYC for a couple years and do the typical once or twice per month drive and then calculate your cost, you'll find it in the high three digits to the low four digits per drive.

Yeah, I mean who knows where I'll end up in a year or two from now. I sure as hell did not expect to be living in Dallas after I took my job in Boston, that's for sure.

Point is, if I do even end up in NYC next year, I most definitely will sell the M5. Yes, the CPO will have expired by then and yes, I'll probably take a hit of a couple thousand, but I'm totally fine with that.

Cars and driving are my biggest passions so I'm willing to pay for that. It also helps that I live significantly below my means and have sizable savings / investments, so I'm not too worried about this purchase in terms of the financial impact it will have on me if I were to sell it a year from now.

Trust me, guys, I've thought long and hard about this and I'm sure most of you think I'm being reckless, but everything checks out. I'm young, single, have very little expenses, and no debt, so I want to take advantage of this while I can!

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post #9441 of 14114
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Cars and driving are my biggest passions so I'm willing to pay for that. ......

Trust me, guys, I've thought long and hard about this and I'm sure most of you think I'm being reckless, but everything checks out. I'm young, single, have very little expenses, and no debt, so I want to take advantage of this while I can!

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post #9442 of 14114
it's an ok decision if you're staying in Dallas, a very poor one if you move to NYC. but fuggit, making "sub optimal" decisions about cars comes with the territory of being a car enthusiast. but while I am cool with a conscious decision to allot a large portion of my disposable income to a vehicle, I don't know how i would deal with not bring able to drive it though.

the "visceral" nature of the M5 all lies in the kick of the (unrefined?) SMG and the engine/exhaust note. what I suggest is drive the M5 at the crawling speeds you would drive it in the city. it's absolutely horrid IMO. but yeah, pretty cool at WOT on an open road. everything else, the M3 wins. the DCT is clearly next generation tech and superior in every way....it's just that some people prefer the kick of SMG as a personal preference.
post #9443 of 14114
Jet: does this bring back memories?










post #9444 of 14114
Ny can be hell on your car but if you're making a day of it, there is some great driving in westchester & Rockland counties and north jersey. Likewise with Boston, aside from commuting traffic, there's great day and weekend trips to be taken to NYC, hamptons, Newport, Cape, New Hampshire, Maine.
Edited by mike1445 - 4/9/13 at 7:53pm
post #9445 of 14114
^^

the train ride north on the Hudson is really spectacular. I have no idea about the roads, but if there're similar to the tracks, then one is in for a treat.
post #9446 of 14114
I hate the black rims and the black grille on that M5, but you could probably find some mouthbreather who'd actually want them and just trade you for stock parts in a driveway somewhere.
post #9447 of 14114
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I hate the black rims and the black grille on that M5, but you could probably find some mouthbreather who'd actually want them and just trade you for stock parts in a driveway somewhere.

Yeah, the owner is giving me all the stock parts (grill, springs, I don't think exhaust, though) but the wheels are stock obviously so I'm wondering if the fastest route is to just ask a shop to remove the powder coat.

I like the painted reflectors a lot, though. Exhaust is nice, too, and something I would have spent money on anyway so I valued that mod biggrin.gif.
post #9448 of 14114
I'd wouldn't mind the aftermarket springs, exhaust, all of that - but nothing looks tackier than a blacked out grille, aftermarket roundels, and black stock wheels. It looks especially bad on cars that aren't even black to begin with; on a blue car they look unbelievably shitty.
post #9449 of 14114
flat black grills are ok. I say this because I despise chrome trim, especially on kidney grills or any grills. it's become fairly common as oem trim anyway so it's not screaming aftermarket. I do hate aftermarket badges (would rather debadge completely if I have to mess with it) and most black wheels
post #9450 of 14114

yea black wheels on blue and white interior aren't my favorites but I wouldnt kick her out of bed. Sounds like a dream car with a great history. Have fun GF

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