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Old 10-20-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Hey guys,

My recent post I was asking for help with unsold models, particularly I was searching for an 08-10 550I either new or slightly used....Well just wanted to say thanks for all the help and advice from everyone here, Paid a visit yesterday to my local bmw dealer and they were very helpful in finding everything around the country as far as inventory. So in closing I ended up not getting a 550I but instead am getting a CPO 2010 M5 with only 2,700 miles, at a great price within my budget...never test drove an M5 but based on my experience with a 550I I can only imagine, anyway dealer is transporting it in for me as it was some 1,700 miles away, should have it early next week Pics coming soon!

Thanks again!
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Congrats! We've been very happy with our 2007 530i and the M5 is on a whole different planet in comparison. I'm a bit jealous for sure!
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Congrats! We've been very happy with our 2007 530i and the M5 is on a whole different planet in comparison. I'm a bit jealous for sure!
Thanks Im wondering how much of a learning curve there is to the m5? Ive heard in reviews its not a car you just get in and drive thanks to all the suspension/drive/tranny logic settings it has, either way Im adaptable to technology pretty easily I've already got Idrive down pat!
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Thanks Im wondering how much of a learning curve there is to the m5? Ive heard in reviews its not a car you just get in and drive thanks to all the suspension/drive/tranny logic settings it has, either way Im adaptable to technology pretty easily I've already got Idrive down pat!
I drove an E60 M5 a few years ago and it wasn't much harder to drive than any other car. The toys are a plenty but you'll have time to adjust to them. Is yours SMG or good old fashioned 6 speed?
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I drove an E60 M5 a few years ago and it wasn't much harder to drive than any other car. The toys are a plenty but you'll have time to adjust to them. Is yours SMG or old fashion 6 speed?
I didnt even bother searching further for a 6sp. SMG sounded good enough for me.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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I didnt even bother searching further for a 6sp. SMG sounded good enough for me.
Not a bad way to go. I believe you can even leave it in auto mode if you're feeling tired or lazy.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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Not a bad way to go. I believe you can even leave it in auto mode if you're feeling tired or lazy.

As with most extreme performance vehicles, the vast majority of owners will never see the top 20% of their capabilities, except for maybe a stoplight blast. So letting one of the better trannys available shift by itself is probably best for most situations.

I drove an '09 M5, but didn't get to run it out. A client owns it. Even so, wow. I could get used to driving that every day.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Did you compare it to a new CTS-V? You can get one new for around $60K. Reviews say it handles better, steers better, and is faster than the $30k more expensive M5.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Did you compare it to a new CTS-V? You can get one new for around $60K.
I test drove the CTS-V recently and while fast and not bad looking it just didnt win me over as much as the 5 series, I liked the CTS-V but as soon as I sat in a 550I I loved it, and am sure with the M5 it will be that same feeling x10.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: United States
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Congrats at least you didn't buy a Trailblazer are a GM product
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