pvr wrote:Cheap to buy, but the mileage is scary on it though ...
The mileage isn't the problem, it's the maintenance/running costs that are - just like any M5 of any era. If you're only planning on doing a couple of thousand miles a year then they're not that bad, but bank on filling up every 200 miles. Don't forget, you're still maintaining a £60k car - and there's not many indy ///M specialists who'll claim to be experts on the newer M5/M3.
pvr wrote:I was at the dealer couple of weeks back, they sold the only M5 Touring in the country...
There are plenty of e61 M5 Tourings (in fact there are 9 for sale at the moment
), so your dealer is telling you porkies - but then why would expect anything else from a dealer
Here's some photo's from when I went along for a UK magazine road test feature of the new M5T. Including a couple of me driving the vehicle in question.
To a man, none of the owners there said they'd swap their e34s for the e60/61 M5, as while it was undoubtedly fast (hitting the 170mph limiter at half-way along Bruntingthorpe runway), it never felt that you were driving it, and you just had to turn the steering wheel in hope and wait for it to turn than feeling the tyres bite in through the steering whee;.