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      07-08-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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Thinking About An M5(Long Read)

Hey M5 gang long time lurker first time poster, before I get in my dilemma, let me give a little introduction...
I'm a young guy now before you guys call troll. I was and still am a fairly privileged child I was able to get a loan from my dad when I was in high school and out of that I spawned my trucking company and two years later I'm a 100 trucks strong and debt free! All because of my dad's big heart and God's blessing. . My first car was '10 RX350 which bought by my mom intending to hand it down to me because I guess it was safe. You know I knew something was fishy because when she bought it she still kept her S63. For a whole year my best friend called me mom because it was bright red and since I went to private school that was basically the choice of every mom, lol. Later on I bought a LX, my favorite SUV of all time. My dad has had several all sold with over 250k miles, they are rock solid. Now that I that I have temporally moved out and moved to the valley, due to business commitments and I paid off the LX I was thinking maybe I might pick up a M5. As a family even extended family from both sides we have a long commitment with Lexus, Mercedes, and Porsche. I'd be the first ever to by a BMW, honestly M5 is the only one I like too. I've driven my fair share of fast cars, mom has always had the latest and greatest AMG S-Class, my dad always had a 911 Turbo (S), always got to drive them, done my fair share of stupid sh*t so I'm not really into driving insanely/unsafely fast on busy streets anymore. Also driven my brothers fcars. So thats my background.

So on to the point I test drove a E63, didn't let me test drive it until i could prove I can I'm a serious buyer, basically wanted to see bank statements. And honestly I loved it but it but I have a fetish for wide wheels and the the widest I can get in those wheel wells' are 10.5s. So later that week I went to East Bay BMW, had to go through the same formalities. Test drove a fully loaded I mean everything except rear entertainment. They didn't have a 6 speed, which I was looking forward, I test drove a one with a DCT and damn did it shift fast, it miles ahead of the Benz, an E-Gear Gallardo, and honestly felt very similar to PDK in my dad's old '11 Turbo S. If buy one it is going to be Moonstone Metallic and have full Sakhir leather. Now all I need is convincing that I should buy oone. And before someone calls troll, I'm not much of picture taker but here some pics of my RX and LX...
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Washed and waxed both...

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You have one mean sounding M5...
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Nice cars Singh... Just buy and enjoy!
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You have one mean sounding M5...
I believe that might have been a 1000hp muscle car outside of the video.

What kind of trucking company do you own?
Looks like you like suv's. Might as well wait for the X5M.
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I believe that might have been a 1000hp muscle car outside of the video.

What kind of trucking company do you own?
Looks like you like suv's. Might as well wait for the X5M.
I was actually talking about when did the burn out to warm up the radials, the turbo spool sounded mean!!!

Long haul, run up and down I-5 corridor, Arizona and Texas, mostly dry goods, but I have entered refrigerated because 90% of freight coming form NorCal and the greater part of SoCal going to Texas is refrigerated, coming back it is usually dry.

Actually looking for change most probably will trade-in the RX, but definitely will test the last gen X5M to get a ball park feeling.
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Are you in Socal or Norcal? You should wait for the new gen X5M
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You're from L4P too!

Get the M5 and don't look back, you're welcome.
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Are you in Socal or Norcal? You should wait for the new gen X5M
Originally from Hidden Hills still go down there a lot because of family. I'm in the Northern Valley, bulk of my business from here is to Portland and Seattle area's. My loads to AZ and TX usually are in SoCal. So I have to get local from here to LA area and then get a load to AZ or TX, usually drop and hook never have any loading times.
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Lexi. Pretty serious garage.... You must love shopping.
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Lexi. Pretty serious garage.... You must love shopping.
Thanks man! Kind of, if its for me, other than that if I have to go with someone else it's like death, lol. I'm usually determined and in-out in an hour at most 1.5. Don't shop a lot though...
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Get the M5 and don't look back, you're welcome.
Yes I am sir from L4P, don't post there anymore very sleepy forum...
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I don't think you should get an M5. It's a dangerous car that requires skill and experience to operate. Given what you have been driving as your primary car, you aren't ready for it. I suggest you start with something with 300-400hp, learn how to handle it, go to some performance driving schools and get the M5 in a couple of years.
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I don't think you should get an M5. It's a dangerous car that requires skill and experience to operate. Given what you have been driving as your primary car, you aren't ready for it. I suggest you start with something with 300-400hp, learn how to handle it, go to some performance driving schools and get the M5 in a couple of years.
What car would you recommend?

Thats another way to look at it, I daily my LX usually, I've been driving my dads ex-Turbo S since I got my driving permit. My had a '11 S63 while I was learning drove that too. I've done some stupid things in both, learned the hard way to handle the power. Nearly crashed the Turbo on 2 occasions when I was bit younger and had some warm blood rushing through my veins.
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Thats another way to look at it, I daily my LX usually, I've been driving my dads ex-Turbo S since I got my driving permit. My had a '11 S63 while I was learning drove that too. I've done some stupid things in both, learned the hard way to handle the power. Nearly crashed the Turbo on 2 occasions when I was bit younger and had some warm blood rushing through my veins.
S63 and Turbo S are much easier to drive. The trouble with the M5 is that it has too much power for a rear drive chassis, and also a very lax traction control system. Probably the most lax traction control system I have seen.

I think you need to decide whether you want to be a rear wheel driver or an AWD guy. If latter then consider S6 or CLS550 4Matic.

If you want to go RWD I would suggest starting with something more easy to drive and learn the RWD car characteristics, with more electronic safety net. Look at an F30 335i or an BMW 640i
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I don't think you should get an M5. It's a dangerous car that requires skill and experience to operate. Given what you have been driving as your primary car, you aren't ready for it. I suggest you start with something with 300-400hp, learn how to handle it, go to some performance driving schools and get the M5 in a couple of years.
Follow Stealth's advice. You are too young with too little experience to even drive an E90 M3 with some maturity. Get something like a Subaru BRZ to start off with, join your local BMW CCA, start doing autocrosses and HPDE's, and then work your way up from there. It doesn't matter if you can afford an Aventador at age 18, despite there being 16 year olds with SCCA licenses, driving on the track with a fast car and driving on the street with a high horsepower/high torque car are two different things. I've seen and known too many daddy warbucks kids get themselves into trouble. I've even had to bail a few of these rich kids out of jail before. Take it from me kid, work your way up, when you turn 25 then get an F10 M5 or whatever.
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Here is an example of what happens when you don't have the experience to handle the car. The F10 M5 is a lot easier to lose control than the E60 M5.

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...n-bmw-m5-crash
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For your age I think even M235 is more than enough!
You need to get some experiences and you are too young!
Enjoy your life with some fun car to drive... you will have lots of time in future to drive M cars! driving a powerful RWD car without enough skill is dangerous!
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S63 and Turbo S are much easier to drive. The trouble with the M5 is that it has too much power for a rear drive chassis, and also a very lax traction control system. Probably the most lax traction control system I have seen.

I think you need to decide whether you want to be a rear wheel driver or an AWD guy. If latter then consider RS7 or CLS63.

If you want to go RWD I would suggest starting with something more easy to drive and learn the RWD car characteristics, with more electronic safety net. An E92 M3 would be ideal. So would be an F30 335i or an F10 550i.
Defiantly a rear wheel drive, E9x M3 or 550i sounds good, you have me reconsidering...


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Follow Stealth's advice. You are too young with too little experience to even drive an E90 M3 with some maturity. Get something like a Subaru BRZ to start off with, join your local BMW CCA, start doing autocrosses and HPDE's, and then work your way up from there. It doesn't matter if you can afford an Aventador at age 18, despite there being 16 year olds with SCCA licenses, driving on the track with a fast car and driving on the street with a high horsepower/high torque car are two different things. I've seen and known too many daddy warbucks kids get themselves into trouble. I've even had to bail a few of these rich kids out of jail before. Take it from me kid, work your way up, when you turn 25 then get an F10 M5 or whatever.
Never been to jail not planning to either, at least because of driving. I've driven a BRZ before did not like it one bit, it's very very underpowered. What is a SCCA license btw? Is that something you have to get before you hit the track???
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