M5 Touring

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    My first BMW after a three year break, and also the newest one I have ever owned. Last car I had was a 2002 e39 M5. After a failed e34 M5 Touring trip to Germany I settled on an e61 M5. First SMG car I have had, first V10 car I have owned and also the newest BMW I have owned.

    I have always loved big fast cars, and a big fast estate is awesome. Having a 3 month old son and a 3.5 year old daughter (she loves cars and racing) is my justification for this. Will be good on a trip to the Czech Republic to see the inlaws, and it is very comfortable.

    Only covered 280 miles in it so far and it really is growing on me. It needs a very, very good clean. The leather needs to be cleaned and treated properly but other than that all is good. Paintwork is in good condition for a 9 year old car as well. The real bonus other than the rarity value of it, is the fact that I have BMW AUC warranty until January 2017! This will be renewed when it expires. Car has just ticked over 55000 miles, and I am the 5th owner.

    Great car, and the gearbox is actually pretty good once you get your head round it.

    Will add some more photos as the car is cleaned and sorted out.

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    Very cool :cool:
     
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    Very cool indeed! :)
     
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    VERY nice (y)

    Can't wait for the 'clean' pics!
     
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    Nice, and in touring form too (y)
     
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    You did well Alex to find an E61, 9 years old with only 55k miles... and still with an AUC warranty (y)
     
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    Dealer Launch Car
     
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    Yeah knew about that. Can you give me a price of a new parcel shelf please?

    Thanks


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    £680.81 :eek:
     
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    Nice. Loved my old E61, that had panoramic roof as well, just a bit slower in 3ltr form!
     
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    Am liking it.(y)
     
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    It's a bit shabby, but it can stay that way for the moment. It still works!

    Thanks
     
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    Is it anything a good 'going over' wouldn't cure? :cautious:
     
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    It's frayed at the ends and says at one end as well. Will certainly have a look at what can be done with it though.


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    Sharp scissors to trim off fraying, then clear nail varnish, or something like these products from your local haberdashery - best buy it and read the instructions before resorting to the scissors. :eek:

    Not sure what you mean by " says at one end as well." o_O
     
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    There are a few E61 parcel shelves on ebay for around £110, not sure about their condition or the colour you need
     
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    Should be sags not says. Damn auto correct!


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    Well done Alex on finding a low mileage example.

    Always loved the look and proportions of the E61 M5. Looking at your example in silver, saw one the same just a couple of weeks ago, driving my local patch. Still looks sharp and so sure footed on the road.

    Enjoy!

    Peter
     
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    Probably caused by previous owner(s) dumping stuff on top of it, instead of stowing it in the boot......:eek:...lazy gits! ;)

    If you don't find anything on the 'Bay as per @Adie 's post, try FABDirect or QuarrySpares, both specialist BMW breakers. I'm assuming a cover from 'lesser' e61 models will fit...?

    e.g http://www.quarrymotors.co.uk/5series.aspx?udt_538_param_detail=610

    http://www.fabdirect.com/

    Def worth a call to both to check, they may have parts on the shelves.......(y)
     
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    I think I'd be inclined to take it apart and check the spring mechanism to stop the sagging.
     
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