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  • 04-05-2006, 04:37 PM
    pmiranda

    4) Give the car to me and I'll fix it :-)

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  • 04-04-2006, 07:43 PM
    gofast97

    Fix it - it's a NO BRAINER!












  • 04-03-2006, 02:59 PM
    Green///Machine

    True... Went to look at a 2000 M5 a while back...

    I'm still walking around the car, and notice an after market exhaust, Dinan if I recall correctly, I mention this to the sales guy and he jumps in the drivers seat and starts the car, then proceeds to rev the engine, to show off the exhuast sound i presume, but he also creates a huge cloud of blue smoke...

    He's like, "do you wanna take it for a spin?"

    I'm like, "No, I don't need to test drive this car... Thanks."

  • 04-01-2006, 02:41 PM
    mottati

    so you're questioning if it's worth it to put 2k

    into a 40k car. How can this even be a question? I'm not quite sure i understand. Why would you dump the car just because it needs some typical maintanance? I would fix it and continue on with my life.
    Mike
  • 03-31-2006, 05:33 PM
    AprilGoose

    Re: Help.. if you owned a '01 w/73,000 miles and..

    If you plan to sell it then, I would think a well conditioned M5 would sell much faster than one leaking power steering fluid, anti-freeze, blowing blue smoke on startup with a poor idle quaility and noisy rear suspension, don't you? In fact, I don't think it would sell.
  • 03-30-2006, 05:52 PM
    Green///Machine

    But if in doubt, get a second opinion....

  • 03-30-2006, 05:51 PM
    Green///Machine

    I would at least replace the leaking parts...

  • 03-30-2006, 03:48 PM
    McDuff

    Help.. if you owned a '01 w/73,000 miles and...

    .. you were told it needed:

    a new thermostat (due to leaking)
    water pump
    2 real ball joints
    2 power steering hoses (due to leaking)
    Crankcase Vent Value (due to leaking)

    approx $2K total

    Would you:

    1) Replace item(s) first
    2) Replace all
    3) Replace nothing and sell the car

    thanks!

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