M5POST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M5POST - BMW M5 Forum > F10 M5 Forum > BMW M5 (F10) General Forum

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-21-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
polly
Private First Class
 
polly's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 e90 m3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: south africa

Posts: 161
iTrader: (0)

Question would you lend your M5 to family/friends?

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
hi m lovers

a lot of my friends and family members are asking if i can let them take the M5 for a drive. at the moment i am telling them that the car is not yet run in. (to make an excuse). to be honest i am shit scared to let anyone drive my car. how do you say NO without offense.

regards
polly is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
aculeg87
Captain
 
aculeg87's Avatar
 
Drives: M4 & 991S- GT3 being built
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 839
iTrader: (0)

Then don't...no one will treat your car like you do.
aculeg87 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
PatrickC23
Lieutenant Colonel
 
PatrickC23's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 F10 AW/SO ///M5
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NNJ

Posts: 1,749
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW ///M5  [0.00]
Why should you have to make an excuse - its a $100k car. As far as Im concerned the only people that make payments on it should drive it.
__________________
Retired - 2009 C63 l 2007 Supercharged RRS l 2002 e46 SMG ///M3 l 2001 e46 330ci

2013 Alpine White/Sakhir Orange F10 M5 - 20" Modulare Matte Titanium Brushed B18s - Coded by the best, V12
2014 Jeep JKU Wrangler Willys Wheeler W Unlimited - Granite Crystal/Black
PatrickC23 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
vishwen
Private First Class
 
vishwen's Avatar
 
Drives: MCB M5
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mauritius

Posts: 134
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patsc23 View Post
Why should you have to make an excuse - its a $100k car. As far as Im concerned the only people that make payments on it should drive it.
+2
__________________
///M5 MCB (2012) TOTAL LOSS
550i M sport (2011) SOLD
545i M sport (2004) SOLD
330i M sport (2001) SOLD
vishwen is offline   Mauritius
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #5
vishwen
Private First Class
 
vishwen's Avatar
 
Drives: MCB M5
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mauritius

Posts: 134
iTrader: (0)

re

Quote:
Originally Posted by polly View Post
hi m lovers

a lot of my friends and family members are asking if i can let them take the M5 for a drive. at the moment i am telling them that the car is not yet run in. (to make an excuse). to be honest i am shit scared to let anyone drive my car. how do you say NO without offense.

regards
where r u in SA?
__________________
///M5 MCB (2012) TOTAL LOSS
550i M sport (2011) SOLD
545i M sport (2004) SOLD
330i M sport (2001) SOLD
vishwen is offline   Mauritius
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:04 AM   #6
DrewBert
First Lieutenant
 
DrewBert's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 f10 M5 AW/Silverstone
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Regina,Sk, Canada

Posts: 327
iTrader: (1)

Even at 100k it's just a car. I've let people drive mine and offer to let them drive it. Most are very respectful and are more gentle with the car than I am!

Don't be selfish everyone should get to experience the pleasure.
DrewBert is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:09 AM   #7
py0413
Major
 
py0413's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 M5
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: BC

Posts: 1,177
iTrader: (2)

I don't mind people driving my car as long as they know what they are doing. For those I want to keep away, I simply tell them due to insurance policy, I am the only allowed vehicle operator.
__________________
Must stop eating..............
py0413 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:15 AM   #8
PatrickC23
Lieutenant Colonel
 
PatrickC23's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 F10 AW/SO ///M5
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NNJ

Posts: 1,749
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW ///M5  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrewBert View Post
Even at 100k it's just a car. I've let people drive mine and offer to let them drive it. Most are very respectful and are more gentle with the car than I am!

Don't be selfish everyone should get to experience the pleasure.
I agree its your decision - but OP doesnt sound like he wants to let them, so he shouldn't. God forbid something happens while they are driving it - for me thats just one more thing I dont need to deal with. Unless they are driving a car with similar capabilities, you never know how they will (can) handle 560 hp.

__________________
Retired - 2009 C63 l 2007 Supercharged RRS l 2002 e46 SMG ///M3 l 2001 e46 330ci

2013 Alpine White/Sakhir Orange F10 M5 - 20" Modulare Matte Titanium Brushed B18s - Coded by the best, V12
2014 Jeep JKU Wrangler Willys Wheeler W Unlimited - Granite Crystal/Black
PatrickC23 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #9
polly
Private First Class
 
polly's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 e90 m3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: south africa

Posts: 161
iTrader: (0)

Yes in SA I feel that if someone is driving a 2 or even a 3 liter car and then jumps into a 4.4 can be trouble I once gave my hayabusa to my brother in law. He was riding a 600 he went for a 20km ride with no problems but when he returned and saw all of us he just twisted the throttle too much and next thing you know he was sliding and I had over 10k damage some people either like to show off too much or can't handle the power
polly is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #10
H60Doctor
///M-Flight
 
Drives: 2013 F10 M5 Monte Carlo Blue
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ansbach, Germany

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Not a chance would I let someone borrow my car. Now if they wanted to go for a short ride I would take them.
H60Doctor is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:26 AM   #11
DesertEagle50
Admiral General
 
DesertEagle50's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F10 M5 FB
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: near Los Angeles, CA

Posts: 197
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2013 BMW M5 F10  [5.00]
2010 BMW M3 E92  [5.00]
I ask them if they know how to drive a double clutch. Since they've never heard of it they always say no. Works every time.
DesertEagle50 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:37 AM   #12
stealth.pilot
Knight Commander ///
 
stealth.pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M5 Individual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buckhead

Posts: 4,775
iTrader: (0)

Generally people don't ask me. I did once ask my Dad to drive the car, and he was both very cautious and impressed.
__________________
2014 BMW ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Countermeasures: Bel StiR+, Laser Interceptor Quad HP, Zaon MRX
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
stealth.pilot is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 09:41 AM   #13
Wrotwro7
Private
 
Wrotwro7's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 IB M3 / 2013 SG M5
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Decatur, Il

Posts: 79
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by polly
hi m lovers

a lot of my friends and family members are asking if i can let them take the M5 for a drive. at the moment i am telling them that the car is not yet run in. (to make an excuse). to be honest i am shit scared to let anyone drive my car. how do you say NO without offense.

regards
Guess I'm the odd man out...

I actually enjoy seeing the paranoid look on my family, friends, and even a couple of co-workers when they sit behind the wheel. The truly priceless face is when they are white knuckling the steering wheel and just barely tapping the throttle and all the torque kicks in. "Holy s#+\" is usually the response (yes even from my Mom who used to race down at the drag strip added a few choice words). Then after a block I let them know its a six figure car so try not to total it. Priceless!
Wrotwro7 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 10:05 AM   #14
PatrickC23
Lieutenant Colonel
 
PatrickC23's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 F10 AW/SO ///M5
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NNJ

Posts: 1,749
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW ///M5  [0.00]
Just make sure they dont slam the soft close doors
__________________
Retired - 2009 C63 l 2007 Supercharged RRS l 2002 e46 SMG ///M3 l 2001 e46 330ci

2013 Alpine White/Sakhir Orange F10 M5 - 20" Modulare Matte Titanium Brushed B18s - Coded by the best, V12
2014 Jeep JKU Wrangler Willys Wheeler W Unlimited - Granite Crystal/Black
PatrickC23 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 10:10 AM   #15
secretariat
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: F80 M3 SSII
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New York

Posts: 229
iTrader: (0)

You want an excuse? Try this, No!!!! This is not a toy, you just spent over 100k on the M5 and believe me no matter how close you are to them, they are going to see what the car can do. They will not treat this M5 like it belonged to them. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
secretariat is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 11:17 AM   #16
emmfiv3
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: whenever I can.
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CA

Posts: 355
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrewBert View Post
Even at 100k it's just a car. I've let people drive mine and offer to let them drive it. Most are very respectful and are more gentle with the car than I am!

Don't be selfish everyone should get to experience the pleasure.
That's the way I feel about it, I enjoy letting my friends and family experience the car. And they do drive much more gently than I do. My brother had my m5 most of last week and the average mpg went up significantly lol.
emmfiv3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 11:43 AM   #17
h4nh
Captain
 
h4nh's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 SC E90 M3 / 13 F10 M5
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 847
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 E90 M3 (superc ...  [5.00]
2013 M5  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patsc23 View Post
Just make sure they dont slam the soft close doors
Hahaha I hate that!!!
__________________
h4nh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 11:45 AM   #18
h4nh
Captain
 
h4nh's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 SC E90 M3 / 13 F10 M5
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 847
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 E90 M3 (superc ...  [5.00]
2013 M5  [0.00]
You can't hurt the car. It's an m so it's meant to be driven. Unless they are stupid and drive it up a curb.
__________________
h4nh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #19
mwlmd
Major
 
mwlmd's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Portland, OR

Posts: 1,235
iTrader: (0)

I assume by "lend" you mean give them the keys and let them go on their own. Haven't yet. But if you mean let others drive it (with you) then absolutely. Why not?

I would consider a mutual trade... for an afternoon. Like my buddies Panamera Turbo for the M5. Or my other friends CLS 63 trade home from the golf club etc... They are just cars after all.
__________________
F10 M5
Alpine/Sakhir/Anthracite/DCT

HRE P101. Akrapovič evolution. H&R. Bell StiR+ Laser Interceptor quad. IND cosmetics. 3M CR50.
mwlmd is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 12:34 PM   #20
stealth.pilot
Knight Commander ///
 
stealth.pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M5 Individual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buckhead

Posts: 4,775
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mwlmd View Post
I assume by "lend" you mean give them the keys and let them go on their own. Haven't yet. But if you mean let others drive it (with you) then absolutely. Why not?

I would consider a mutual trade... for an afternoon. Like my buddies Panamera Turbo for the M5. Or my other friends CLS 63 trade home from the golf club etc... They are just cars after all.
The one thing I worry about is M Dynamic Mode. It is quite easy to spin the car in this mode and I don't think most people would expect that. A lot of people aren't used to being intelligent about throttle control.
__________________
2014 BMW ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Countermeasures: Bel StiR+, Laser Interceptor Quad HP, Zaon MRX
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
stealth.pilot is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #21
krown
Private
 
krown's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 F10 M5
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 70
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patsc23 View Post
Just make sure they dont slam the soft close doors
+ ∞
krown is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #22
PatrickC23
Lieutenant Colonel
 
PatrickC23's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 F10 AW/SO ///M5
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NNJ

Posts: 1,749
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW ///M5  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by stealth.pilot View Post
The one thing I worry about is M Dynamic Mode. It is quite easy to spin the car in this mode and I don't think most people would expect that. A lot of people aren't used to being intelligent about throttle control.
Is there a mode where you cannot do this - like full traction control? Then u could just stipulate not to turn it off
__________________
Retired - 2009 C63 l 2007 Supercharged RRS l 2002 e46 SMG ///M3 l 2001 e46 330ci

2013 Alpine White/Sakhir Orange F10 M5 - 20" Modulare Matte Titanium Brushed B18s - Coded by the best, V12
2014 Jeep JKU Wrangler Willys Wheeler W Unlimited - Granite Crystal/Black
PatrickC23 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 AM.




m5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST