I don't have £19k spare, but I need a bigger willy…

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  • Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    The trouble with M5’s and E63 AMG’s – no towbars 🙁 otherwise I might have got one last time round.

    Edukator
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    The only reason for buying one of those where I live is to let the local cops and tax people know they should be chasing you.

    Still want to buy one?

    Je kiff.

    CountZero
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    Never been a fan of Beemers, but reading the running costs of something like that is enough to have me whimpering in the corner! I had to sell my beloved Puma because of the running costs; 25-33/gallon, £175 Tax, £380pa insurance.
    I bet I’d have just as much fun driving it as I would in an M5,too; smaller, easier to drive along twisty, narrow country A and B roads, and a great sounding engine when giving it loads.

    CountZero – Member

    Never been a fan of Beemers, but reading the running costs of something like that is enough to have me whimpering in the corner! I had to sell my beloved Puma because of the running costs; 25-33/gallon, £175 Tax, £380pa insurance.
    I bet I’d have just as much fun driving it as I would in an M5,too; smaller, easier to drive along twisty, narrow country A and B roads, and a great sounding engine when giving it loads.

    Pumas are fun cars, no doubt about that. Think i’d still take an E60 Touring with the 5l V10 engine though if I had a chance 🙂

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    I saw a nice E90 M320d earlier. 😆 Dunno who he was trying to kid.

    Think if I was looking for a sports car, it would be something like a GT86. Good fun, but not likely to kill you at the first bend, because you didn’t realise how fast you were travelling.

    bikebouy – Member

    I’d be interested if it was the Touring version..

    Been looking at those too 🙂

    bearnecessities – Member

    Do it. It’s got about £500 of autoglym included!

    You don’t get that finish with Autoglym – it’s been professionally detailed 😉

    shotsaway – Member

    7.5 year old car owned by 6 people? In other words “trashed to an inch of its life” by 6 people until they got bored and sold it.

    Apparently high turnover of owners is common with these motors

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    I only said about the Touring versions because I’ve owned two 5 Sport Tourings, both 530d’s and both were awesomnez. Massive power when you needed it, towed boats around Europe with total ease, swallowed luggage and bikes without a bat of an eye. I stuck 175k and 260k on each and they were bulletproof, ok serviced by BMW, but the only thing that did go wrong was central locking on the first one then the second had issues with the rear brakes sticking, that was it.
    I like the look of the new 5’s and the new E’s too, but either will be big diesel motors and driven around in old mans slippers, cos that’s how I drive. 😆

    timc
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    I know two very wealthy guys who have had an v10 M5 & both got rid because of the running costs & in their experience it was far from a problem free car.

    One had all kinds of electrical problems, in the dealership every month & never fully resolved.

    One was a millionaire petrol head who has had every car under the sun & even he didn’t fancy the running costs!

    stumpy01
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    Bloke at work recently bought an Aston Martin Vantage, Its an 06 and is a really nice car, but all he goes on about is how expensive it is to go anywhere.
    He didn’t buy it as his everyday car, but even so I think he is having to think about when to use it, because the fuel cost is praying on his mind all the time.

    Seems stupid to me; like people who buy an iPhone and stick it on a 250mb data plan!

    My fiancées dad works at BMW main dealer and he lent me a very similar M5 for a few days. I wouldn’t ever get bored of the power ( till I lost my licence) but as everyone has said above it was was thirsty. I don’t really buy into the ‘they have deprichiated loads as the people who can buy them new always want the newest thing’ whilst that may be true in some cases I’m told the majority get sold as people get fed up of the running costs ( not just fuel) plus they aren’t as well bolted together as they appear.

    I still think you should buy one though, it would be lovely scratching that itch.

    mk1fan
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    They have a nice Tamora too.

    Trackday is all you need to fully utilise a performance car. Happen to be going to one Tuesday week.

    CountZero
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    Pumas are fun cars, no doubt about that. Think i’d still take an E60 Touring with the 5l V10 engine though if I had a chance

    Yeah, well, given the opportunity…
    …I’d just rather someone else picked up the tab! 😀
    I was reading Chris Evans review of the new Golf R earlier, now that looks like fun! 2.0 turbo four, 300hp, front wheel drive while pootling, then drive passed to the rear wheels as speed picks up, to give 4wd, 60/gallon capability while behaving yourself.
    Out of my price range at £33k, but my kind of car, that.

    martinxyz
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    ‘Also, owning a car like this is a bit of an emotional thing, hearing the sound of the engine , appreciating the engineering, knowing that most people arent driving something like this. I guess its a bit like owning an expensive watch. A 20 quid casio will tell the time just as well, often better, but its about more than being able to tell the time.’

    The wheels look familiar. They’re on so many beemers you see on the road which makes the car look so similar to other more basic versions to the majority of folk (and probably tricking most of the folk in the know too,until they catch a glimpse of the badges on the rear along with the exhausts)

    The steering wheel reminds me of the 80’s toy ‘Simon’. For that reason I couldn’t live with it.

    OP, please spend that money on something that will please you performance-wise /sound-wise that doesn’t look like every other beemer you see on the road. There’s got to be something!

    I look forward to returning to find something other than a Casio.

    mikewsmith
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    martinxyz – Member
    ‘Also, owning a car like this is a bit of an emotional thing, hearing the sound of the engine , appreciating the engineering, knowing that most people arent driving something like this. I guess its a bit like owning an expensive watch. A 20 quid casio will tell the time just as well, often better, but its about more than being able to tell the time.’

    Yep it’s about making sure everyone else knows it 🙂

    Premier Icon batfink
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    As much as I really do lust after something like this, I would be so paranoid about how easy it would be to get points/banned, that I don’t think I would really enjoy driving it for more than a day or two.

    god…. how depressing, I have become my dad

    Premier Icon downshep
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    Cars like that are instruments of frustration on public roads. You either drive like a nun, which defeats the purpose, or spank it until banned, crashed, or forced to sell as the points and running costs rise.

    Utterly pointless!

    Marmoset
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    Go on, buy it, or something similar. I still have to scratch the fast/sports car itch.

    I think the golden rule is if you couldn’t afford to run it when it was new, you can’t afford to run a second hand one – the only difference being the purchase price.

    Find a good specialist to service it and enjoy!

    peterfile
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    Purely personal opinion, but whenever an M3/M5 goes past me I always think “cash rich chav”. They tend to be driven round here exclusively by young asian lads with the seat down really low and a requirement to stare at you as they pass, or podgy men with tribal tattoos.

    These wildly prejudicial feelings don’t tend to arise when it’s an RS6 or E63 etc.

    I’d love to drive one, but the image would put me off completely.

    A 535 touring however…. 🙂

    I’ve just remembered that there’s a 50+ lady in my building who drives a debadged C63 estate.

    footflaps
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    Cars like that are instruments of frustration on public roads. You either drive like a nun, which defeats the purpose, or spank it until banned, crashed, or forced to sell as the points and running costs rise.

    Or go out in the middle of the night in the Dales and cane it till it begs for mercy. You’re only a danger to yourself and sheep at 3am on the Buttertubs pass.

    I used to get my V6 Golf down to single digit mpg on this road:

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/7TVgYy]Buttertubs Pass[/url] by brf, on Flickr

    Why is the fuel economy so poor?

    I have a ‘tuned’ Mercedes SLK and get over 35mpg on a normal drive. Okay, significantly less when I unless all 595BHP but the feeling of whoosh and the short time before easing off makes that bearable.

    An before you all start – I am quite content with the size of my manhood

    IanW
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    I had the older version(when it wasnt so old), my willy didnt get any bigger, I was permanently skint and everyone thought I was drug dealer.

    On the up side very few people tailgated me and occasionally other boys/ men would admire it.

    If I owned one now I would swap it for 19k anyday.

    ericemel
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    Do it.
    You only live once.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    You’re only a danger to yourself and sheep at 3am on the Buttertubs pass.

    And cyclists on night rides, and anyone who happens to be out and about. Just cos it’s night doesn’t mean the road is closed.

    And cyclists on night rides, and anyone who happens to be out and about. Just cos it’s night doesn’t mean the road is closed.

    Probably best to run over a cyclist at the start so the police do close the road. It is the only responsible action

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