I know all of the reasons to go with a nice M5, but who can make a real comparison to a '95 540 6 speed, chipped, springs, exhaust, etc for the same money as a stock M5? Some of you must own, or have owned, both cars.

I am just debating the parts costs, maintanance costs, etc of the M compared to a nice, low mileage 540 with some goodies and readily available replacement parts.

Thanks in advance!
-tom