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Jaguar XJR, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Audi S6, Maserati Quattroporte, Audi S8, Sedan
#895 of 1045 M5 Price
Aug 30, 2004 (5:02 pm)
Hello M5 Owners,
This is shameful but I admit that I cannot afford a M5 that is newer than 4 years old. Even when a 4 years old M5, the avg price is still in the $30K - $40k range. However, I see some of the unbelieveably low M5 prices listed in Yahoo autos. Their prices are range from $16K - $30K for 2001 - 2003 models and all the sellers are from in NY. What is your opinion of this? Is this some kind of a joke? Made in China BMW M5 ?
Would you recommend that I should contact on pursuing the purchase?
Thank you for any advices.
From M5 admirer
#896 of 1045 Paul
Sep 06, 2004 (2:13 am)
While I'm on the west coast, I'm very familiar with the QEW/I90 stretch from Toronto to east coast USA. A very nice road to do serious speeding indeed. I used to take my 1991 Saab 9000 Turbo from Toronto to Providence/NYC/Philadelphia every few months to see my girlfriend. I wish I could afford a 500E then!
After our daughter was born, we have not taken any road trips longer than 2 hours. Quite a shame as the E55 is really designed for highway cruising. It accelerates from 75 mph to 95 as effortlessly as going from 35 mph to 55 mph. How can I describe the feeling, you feel kind of liberated and free on the highway. You can get away from and into trouble so easily. You see that car tailgating dangerously close to others next to you, you step on it and you're 20 cars away in a split second.
However, I'm sure one area it cannot beat the LS430 is the tire noise and slightly harsher ride. To address this problem, most E55 owners dump their factory Continentals for Michelin Pilot Sports, I may follow soon.
#897 of 1045 Re: M5 Price [phud]
Sep 09, 2004 (4:40 pm)
Those low prices in NY are a scam. They want you to send a $3000. deposit with a promise to ship car later. You won't get the car and you will lose your $3000. Don't do it.
#898 of 1045 Re: M5 Price [horsepower1]
Sep 14, 2004 (12:31 pm)
Thanks for the advice. I figured so, some kind of the scam or some sort. It's too good to be true.
Jan 25, 2005 (2:11 am)
Pretty quiet on this board. Anyone here going for the new M5 or CLS55 AMG?
Do you still have your E55? What do you think of the CLS500/55?
#900 of 1045 Reply to M: E55/CSL55/M5
Jan 25, 2005 (2:02 pm)
Still enjoying my E55. I'm putting on some decent tires on the car as I type - Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s.
With the replacement tires, I'm going 275 on the back to beef up the overall traction. Will report back on the improvement.
I have a deposit on the M5 but turned down the CLS55. The CLS55 is not practical enough for me with a reduction of interior space (rear middle seat gone). The car emphasizes much on style but little on substance if you ask me.
The M5 should be interesting (still 10 months away) and I'm still on the fence. I find the car quite ugly and not luxurious enough for me. Must test one out to see if I can live with all the buttons and harsh suspension day in day out.
I enjoy effortless acceleration and performance in my daily sedans I hope the M5 can match the E55 in this area, without having to rev the engine to 7k, creating too much fuss and noise.
#901 of 1045 Re: [merc1]
Feb 16, 2005 (3:42 pm)
Sure am. I'm on the list for the new M5. I currently have a 2001 M5 and love it. Great ride, <mostly> unpretentious looks and insanely fast. I'm planning on doing European delivery on the new M5, even though it means I'm probably going to have to wait a few extra months before I can pick mine up, but I really want to drive it for just a couple of weeks on the roads it was designed to be driven on.
#902 of 1045 E55 with PS2s
Feb 17, 2005 (1:09 am)
These Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s make all the difference, car handles significantly better. Nicer ride as well, unbelievable.
#903 of 1045 Re: [cdr]
Feb 17, 2005 (1:13 am)
Well do stick around and tell us all about your new M5 when you get it. The new M5 promises to probably be the best sports sedan ever imagined. I've seen it on Auto, Motor und Sport TV and I have to say it looked like one those video games the way it takes to a twisty road with that V10 soundtrack in the background. Idrive and styling concerns I'm sure will be forgiven upon the first testdrive for many.
#904 of 1045 Re: [merc1]
Feb 18, 2005 (6:43 am)
thanks, I'll definitely post a message to let you know what I think.