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      02-29-2020, 08:57 AM   #45
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I'm just saying in general, even a super low mileage car (30ish k miles) is not worth $100k to ME. You're talking 997 GT3 money. I've driven the M5 and I like it, but I don't think it's THAT special.

Now a used one for mid $20k and a stack of cash for maintenance is another story.
I could not agree more. I had the M Sport 530 with a stick back in the day. The car was sublime, but look at the numbers of the E39 M5. They are OK, but nothing out of this world.

If I were going to splurge 100k on a hobby car the E39 M5 would not make my top 10 list.
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      02-29-2020, 11:05 AM   #46
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But this is Farah's point; the numbers are nothing special, but the car feels great to drive. And his argument is that the driving sensation is worth so much more than outright performance [of more modern cars]. He knows that E39 M5s aren't worth $100k even with maintenance factored in, but he thinks he'd still prefer one over similar cars which are worth $100k.

...or am I the only one who took that from what he said?

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      03-02-2020, 06:07 AM   #47
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But this is Farah's point; the numbers are nothing special, but the car feels great to drive. And his argument is that the driving sensation is worth so much more than outright performance [of more modern cars]. He knows that E39 M5s aren't worth $100k even with maintenance factored in, but he thinks he'd still prefer one over similar cars which are worth $100k.

...or am I the only one who tool that from what he said?
No, I understood that perfectly well. I'm saying there are cars I much prefer to the E39 M5 personally. If you gave me $60k let's say to go spend at EAG on a sedan, I'd pick a mint E90 M3 over an E39 M5 (probably not the most popular opinion). There are plenty of cars that would feel great to drive compared to an F90 M5, that's all I'm saying.

At $30k, sure, that's a great buy. But at collector prices, I'm not so sure.
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Love my Imola e39 M5 with a click over 44k miles!
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