sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
6/18/20 1:45 p.m.

so, apparently E60's are getting cheap?

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/cto/d/washington-2008-bmw-m5-6-speed/7135110201.html

looks pretty good for 80kmi.   ymmv

who around here needs a manual V10 BMW BanQled-ship?

enginenerd
enginenerd Reader
6/18/20 2:04 p.m.

Seems fairly priced. It was in a front end accident at some point but it seems the rod bearings have been addressed. Basing it off the ad it seems the seller is being transparent. 

V12
V12
6/18/20 4:42 p.m.

Looks decent.  Wondering if I'll be kicking myself 5 years down the road when E60 M5s go stratospheric in price.  Hard to beat a 6 speed/V10 combo.  
Had a chance to buy a friend's well maintained E39 M5 for $8K a few years back.  Chose to be fiscally responsible instead.  Still kicking myself.  

 

docwyte
docwyte UberDork
6/18/20 4:43 p.m.

That's a good price for a 6MT, rod bearings completed M5.

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 Reader
6/18/20 5:01 p.m.

Blasphemy,  However it may be my favorite BMW engine sound.  I would never touch one with a smg but a big yes on a 6 speed. 

yupididit
yupididit UberDork
6/18/20 5:16 p.m.

They've been this cheap. I still want one but I'm still a coward. 

dettonator20
dettonator20 New Reader
6/18/20 9:53 p.m.

This one looks like a scam. Check out the pictures in the BaT auction, it looks like they just swiped them for the craigslist ad:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2008-bmw-m5-43/

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
6/19/20 6:58 a.m.
dettonator20 said:

This one looks like a scam. Check out the pictures in the BaT auction, it looks like they just swiped them for the craigslist ad:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2008-bmw-m5-43/

So, normally, I'd make some comment about maybe the BaT buyer is deciding to move on, after a year-ish.  But, I don't see someone buying one of these for $26, and then turning around and trying to dump it for $12k.  So, I reckon your take is probably correct.

Bummer.

There's another one for $17k with 150+kmi, black on black... which further reinforces that this is probably a scam of some sort, since the price is lower than market.

perhaps they're on the their way back up already?

Cactus
Cactus HalfDork
6/19/20 1:28 p.m.

There's plenty of reasons not to get one. The big one is you will never see double digit MPG. Sure they're capable of it, but I can't keep my foot off that loud pedal, and I suspect you will have similar trouble.

 

I love these cars but I'm not keen on the headlights.

dettonator20
dettonator20 New Reader
6/20/20 12:01 p.m.

I know that I should not even consider the V10 cars. but I keep hearing the Siren Song of those twin-turbo BMWs, especially when a tune will get them to 400 hp for the 335/535 and $500 for the 550; fortunately, my left-brain kicks in drags me back to reality. :-D

https://orlando.craigslist.org/search/cta?sort=date&searchNearby=2&nearbyArea=637&nearbyArea=570&nearbyArea=128&nearbyArea=238&nearbyArea=467&nearbyArea=330&nearbyArea=125&nearbyArea=219&nearbyArea=639&nearbyArea=353&nearbyArea=80&nearbyArea=376&nearbyArea=638&nearbyArea=333&nearbyArea=562&nearbyArea=237&nearbyArea=205&nearbyArea=20&nearbyArea=331&nearbyArea=557&nearbyArea=635&nearbyArea=186&nearbyArea=37&nearbyArea=332&nearbyArea=427&min_price=1000&max_price=30500&auto_make_model=bmw+535*%7C550*&auto_transmission=1

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/cars+under+30000/BMW/550i/Lake+City+FL-32024?vhrTypes=NO_ACCIDENTS&transmissionCodes=MAN&searchRadius=0&modelCodeList=GTO%2CSOLSTICE%2CSKY%2CMIATA%2CMUST%2CS2000%2C550I%2C535IXD%2C535XI%2C535IGTXD%2C535IGT%2C535I%2C545I%2C550IGT%2C550IGTXD%2C550IXD%2CM5&zip=32024&maxPrice=30000&marketExtension=include&makeCodeList=BMW&startYear=2010&isNewSearch=true&sortBy=derivedpriceASC&numRecords=25&firstRecord=0

This one is really tempting, though:

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=554078336&zip=32024&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D32024%26sortBy%3DderivedpriceASC%26maxPrice%3D20000%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D0%26marketExtension%3Dinclude%26modelCodeList%3DS2000%26makeCodeList%3DHONDA%252CBMW%26searchRadius%3D500%26isNewSearch%3Dfalse%26transmissionCodes%3DMAN&numRecords=25&maxPrice=20000&firstRecord=0&modelCodeList=S2000&makeCodeList=HONDA%2CBMW&searchRadius=500&makeCode1=BMW&modelCode1=335I&clickType=listing

TJL (Forum Supporter)
TJL (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
6/20/20 12:16 p.m.

In reply to dettonator20 :

My former general manager had a 550i, pretty sure it was a twin turbo. Very nice car, fortunately he had a good warranty on it.  It had required quite a bit of warranty repairs including i think it was at least 3 "engine out" services and i think it had 70-80k miles at most. He took care of it too, did not abuse it. 
 

my favorite was he kept getting a battery light. He had me swap the battery, light was still on. It had to go to the dealership so they could clear the battery light. 

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