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    BMW M5 (E39) 1995-2003

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    my entry into this thread, a lot smaller than the orignals
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    I know this is a totally random thread revival but I was looking at E39 M5's on eBay and they are a bit cheaper than I was expecting (between $15k and $28k depending on miles). It got me curious if one of those second hand would be worth it? Would maintenance kill you and/or if you could find a certified used one would that be worth it? Seems like $20-25k for one of the best sports sedans would be a decent bargain.

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    That's why i like the older M3's, like the 2003 M3's, you can get one of those for £12,000-14,000, not bad. I like the old M3's because they have I6's so cheaper to run compaired to V8's.
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    The M3 will still cost a fortune to run.
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    ^^^ Yes i know, but a 2003 I6 M3 will be cheaper to run than a new M3 V8 or a new M5
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    Yea, but the I6 M3 is more comparable to a V8 M5. Probably a little cheaper to run still, but not a whole lot.
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    All I know is that a normal 2 valve per cylinder, old, executive german saloon is a costly business to run.

    A 4 valve per cylinder, far more modern, high performance sports saloon can only be worse, nevermind anything with a V8.
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    My old 2 valve German saloon wasn't costly at all.. you just picked the wrong one.
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    Yes well, maintenance aside, fuel costs a million and it uses at an abysmal rate.

    Furthermore I wouldn't want to take my M3 or M5 to any old shop down the road...
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    Won't a V8 M5 be more expencive to run because a V8 is going to cost more to insure and drink more fuel, and a V8 M5 is a older M5 so a older car will be less reliable.

    I'm compairing it's runing cost to a 2003 M3.
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    Certainly, the M5 will be worse.

    But an M3 won't cost the same a Megane RS to run.
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