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      02-23-2019, 03:32 AM   #23
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Coming up to 1 years ownership for me,63 LCI,Silverstone blue,black interior.one word-AWESOME.Only concern approaching end of BMW approved warranty,seriously thinking of extending warranty.Ive had both headlights replaced due to very bad condensation and front calliper replaced due to seized bleed valve,all 3 items would have cost approximately 1000 each.On a more positive note the acceleration is relentless,can feel my internal organs being pushed back when going for it.No regrets whatsoever.
That's surprising both lci f/lights being replaced..probably a seal gap somewhere in the making.
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      02-23-2019, 03:55 AM   #24
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Lol, other than flogging the M5 it was the best thing ever for me and was some six years ago now.

On the bright side I got engaged on valentines day to the most gorgeous girl who shares my enthusiasm for my F10 M5. In fact she actively encourages me to give it a ragging often and has told me I must never sell it, so both the girl and the car are keepers for life

Enjoy your M5, I absolutely adore mine.
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My wife has banned me from talking altogether about cars to her. I used to have a 60s limit, those were the days.
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      02-23-2019, 03:58 AM   #25
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      03-18-2019, 07:34 AM   #26
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Would a warranty direct warranty offer the same cover as Mondialfor the F10?
Nope, Warranty Direct have a great reputation of not paying out on claims. They'll not entertain the work being done by BMW either more likely they'll ask you to take the car to "Fred Flintstones - Specialist Car Services"
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      04-11-2019, 09:44 AM   #27
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Nope, Warranty Direct have a great reputation of not paying out on claims. They'll not entertain the work being done by BMW either more likely they'll ask you to take the car to "Fred Flintstones - Specialist Car Services"
Stick to BMW in house Mondial even if you go for lower level of cover, warranty wise / direct etc all a wast of time unless you drive a ford focus
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      04-11-2019, 01:27 PM   #28
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Stick to BMW in house Mondial even if you go for lower level of cover, warranty wise / direct etc all a wast of time unless you drive a ford focus
I always thought Quentin Willson (warranty wise) was laying it on a bit thick and it's been rumoured
that diract lin passes your financ info to hmrc.
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      04-12-2019, 07:03 AM   #29
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that diract lin passes your financ info to hmrc.[/QUOTE]


I would not be surprised, they want us all to drive Hyundai's
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      05-20-2019, 04:53 AM   #30
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would this mod not void an AUC or Mondial warranty then? I had it booked in with PCW but read some real horror stories about engines dying and they all seemed to have had a 'tune' of some sort so made be a bit worried to touch anything just in case. a 30k engine replacement is not a fun sounding investment
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      05-20-2019, 05:26 AM   #31
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would this mod not void an AUC or Mondial warranty then? I had it booked in with PCW but read some real horror stories about engines dying and they all seemed to have had a 'tune' of some sort so made be a bit worried to touch anything just in case. a 30k engine replacement is not a fun sounding investment
The warranty would be void if the fault was caused by a modification to the car that was not a BMW approved modification, but potentially only on the effected parts caused by the modification not the entire warranty.

Would I tune a low mileage well cared for known M5 - Yes

Would I tune a 4+ year old M5 with an unknown history and mileage above 30,000 - No

I think M5s are very tunable but as with anything unless you know its history and how its been treated then its a bigger gamble than one that's been looked after by an enthusiast from new

As I have said before with M5s being available from 25K you will see a lot of the younger generation buying them and tuning them to 700+ BHP then driving them hard whilst not having the financial ability to maintain and fix them should the need arise.

Finance is so freely available and people live month to month these days so its all about how much is it per month not what will I do if it goes bang and I have a huge bill tomorrow
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      05-20-2019, 10:11 AM   #32
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yep i agree. Im glad i got the mondial warranty though and will steer clear of any sort of mods. Its got enough power as it is. Though i have to say coming from a C63 (W204 520bhp) i do miss the sound but im getting used to it. :-)
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      05-20-2019, 12:46 PM   #33
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yep i agree. Im glad i got the mondial warranty though and will steer clear of any sort of mods. Its got enough power as it is. Though i have to say coming from a C63 (W204 520bhp) i do miss the sound but im getting used to it. :-)
Get an Exhaustmeister

You can open the exhaust flaps by remote and the car sounds a lot better

Not expensive and warranty friendly plus it's pretty much undetectable

Easy to fit too
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      06-03-2019, 09:58 AM   #34
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Hi Guys, new F10 M5 Owner myself, LCI 63 Reg come from a 335i on a 08 REG, The M5 is a phenomenal machine and at times I find it to fast for myself and it definitly has traction issues. Anyone based around East London\Essex area from here?
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      06-03-2019, 10:56 AM   #35
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Welcome. I've had a E39 M5 for the last 13 years and decided to get the F10.
Just come back from a run to Scotland and as you'd expect , car was awesome. Still miss driving the E39 though.
Biggest surprise was the great fuel consumption compared to the E39.
I'm in East London too.
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      06-03-2019, 11:16 AM   #36
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Hi Mate, i'm missing the 335i, simple things like reversing out my drive way which is on a decline, the DCT requires some taking used too, the amount of times i end up spinning the wheels just reversing out

we should do a east London Essex meet if anyones interested, I have only had the car for 1 week
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      06-03-2019, 01:34 PM   #37
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Biggest surprise was the great fuel consumption compared to the E39.
I'd heard about this too. Sometimes I manage to get into double figures if I am particularly careful.

Fuel consumption may not be bad considering the absurd performance but "great" isn't the word I'd use. Your E39 must have been terrible.
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      06-03-2019, 02:06 PM   #38
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Hi Mate, i'm missing the 335i, simple things like reversing out my drive way which is on a decline, the DCT requires some taking used too, the amount of times i end up spinning the wheels just reversing out

we should do a east London Essex meet if anyones interested, I have only had the car for 1 week
There is a crawl mode on the DCT gearbox, when you want to move slowly forwards or backwards just give the pedal a gentle tap and release and the car will crawl in the direction you want to go.
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      06-04-2019, 03:36 AM   #39
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Yes the creep mode right, its pretty good, but like i mentioned having conventional autos all my life then having a DCT does take some adjustment, especially as most of my driving is done through built up areas.

What is the consensuses on BMW warranty is anyone running these things without? I stuck a 1 year warranty on with BMW at a price of 995
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      06-04-2019, 05:10 AM   #40
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Yes the creep mode right, its pretty good, but like i mentioned having conventional autos all my life then having a DCT does take some adjustment, especially as most of my driving is done through built up areas.

What is the consensuses on BMW warranty is anyone running these things without? I stuck a 1 year warranty on with BMW at a price of 995
Not sure why you have issues driving in built up areas though, if the gearbox setting is on 1 or 2 it should be smooth to drive
Personally I think its money well spent.

I can imagine plenty of the younger generation buying these cars for 25K and then skimping on a warranty and coming unstuck when anything goes wrong. After all they are 80K+ cars and are not cheap to fix.
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      06-04-2019, 09:40 AM   #41
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Any meets coming up in London or Essex, anyone fancy meeting up with their Ms?
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      06-04-2019, 10:35 AM   #42
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Any meets coming up in London or Essex, anyone fancy meeting up with their Ms?
Based in Bristol but would meet a little East of Swindon if a load of us agreed a date
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