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| Originally posted by Bret@Oct 29 2004, 05:19 AM |
I live in the northeast. I've had my '01' M5 for 12 months and feel that it's fine for year round use. However, you must have a second car for the days when there is snow on the ground. Between the power and the wide tires, it can hardly move in the snow.
Regarding the high mileage you're going to put on it, are you a short or long term player? If you put high miles on it for 2 or 3 years and sell it, you're going to take a big hit in resale value. But, if you put high miles on it for the next 10 years, it won't matter. Assuming you buy a 3 year old car with 40K miles, what difference does it make if 10 years from now it has 140K or 240K? At the age of 13 years it's value with be more tied to it's physical and mechanical condition, than what shows on the odometer.
I kept my previous car for winter and beater use when I got the M5. My '91' Ford Taurus SHO now has 234K miles on it and it still tows the snowmobile trailer in winter and boat during the summer.
Buy the M5, drive lots of miles, keep the car forever and savor the memories of being behind the wheel of an amazing car.
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