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      09-12-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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It's done! I traded my E90 for an E60 M5

I purchased my car during the "early days" of the E90. Yes, I have a 330i. It was a great car, despite being down a bit on power compared to the subsequent 335i.

When I purchased the 330i, I was also considering an E46 M3, but heard rumors about the upcoming E90/E92 M3 and figured it would hold me over until the "new" version. Now that the M3 has been released, I was all ready to place an order, but reality hit me. My son (less than 2 yrs old) could barely sit behind me in his car seat. My wife looked at me one day and said, "you KNOW you need a bigger car".

NOOOOO. I have always driven smaller cars and I always felt that a mid-size cars would not live up to my performance standards. After stopping by my local BMW dealership and sitting in an M3 for a few minutes, I ventured over to a 550i sport. It was definitely a nice car, but then I found myself being drawn to an M5 sitting on the showroom floor.

Maybe 2 hrs later, I found myself driving a FULLY loaded M5 (7sp SMG) in Space Gray/Silverstone Full Perforated Leather home! Here is the options list:
  • Space Gray Metallic
  • Silverstone Perforated Merino Leather (Full)
  • Madeira Walnut wood trim
  • Front Ventilated Seats
  • Comfort Seats w/ Lumbar Support
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Comfort Access
  • Soft Close Automatic Doors
  • Rear Sunshades
  • Fold Down Rear Seats
  • Head-up Display (HUD)
  • HD radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Enhanced Premium Sound
  • iPod and USB adapter
  • High Beam Assistant


I still think this is one of the best BMW...correction, auto forums on the internet and I'll still stop through when I have time (and not out driving in P500 mode). I'm also missing the NYC/NJ meets after moving to Atlanta.

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      09-12-2008, 10:04 PM   #2
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Wow. I can't blame you for trading. Congrats on driving an amazing sports sedan.
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      09-12-2008, 10:10 PM   #3
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The M5 is just sexy ........... congrats on the new ride!
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      09-13-2008, 01:56 AM   #4
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more pics man!!It's great! Drive safetely!!
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      09-13-2008, 03:50 AM   #5
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wow. that is nice. congrats!
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      09-13-2008, 04:57 AM   #6
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Can you tell us what kind of deal they gave you? There are maybe 7-9 of them up the road. They have been there for a while. The white one with brown leather keeps winking at me.

Congrats!
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      09-13-2008, 07:04 AM   #7
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There were able to knock $8K off of MSRP with very little negotiation. But since the depreciation is a little unpredictable right now (gas, economy, etc), I leased this one. The gave me a money factor of 0.0195. I can't remember the exact residual, but that wasn't negotiable.

Overall, the deals on M5 seem to be very aggressive.
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      09-13-2008, 07:07 AM   #8
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Yeah I have heard through the grapevine that 10K off is possible here in Dallas. I only lease. I am scared to test drive one. Scared I will leave with a set of keys.
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Beautiful car,congrats!
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      09-13-2008, 08:26 AM   #10
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I like it......I like it a lot Lou
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      09-13-2008, 08:52 AM   #11
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Congrats, great buy!
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when i bought my M3 i could have leased a M5 300 bucks cheaper a month than M3 (everything else same in terms of term, downpayment, etc)

my brother still wants one
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WOW!!! That's an awesome car. Congrats.... All this M talk is making me hungry...and jealous.
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WOW!!! That's an awesome car. Congrats.... All this M talk is making me hungry...and jealous.
they might be slower than the super tuned 335 ur driving, but it's a completely different feeling man. get in one Dan
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more pics man!!It's great! Drive safetely!!
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Congrats on the new ride!
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Thats a really nice car! I just moved to Atlanta too. I go to Emory now....I miss my car soooo much now
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mmm... m5 so hot
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Beautiful car indeed!!!
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Congrats and have fun. Good that you leased, very smart. Those cars are going to dive bomb in value along with the 550i. Already happening.
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Hey there! Sorry to see you won't be making BMFeast, but glad to see you're doing well down in Atlanta with your new M5!
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