There are lots of things in this world that are designed to put a smile on your face every time you use them. This BMW M5, with its 507-HP V10 engine, just happens to be one of those things. And fear not, enthusiasts - this one is a manual. Yours for less than the price of a Chevy Cruze Diesel.
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I love this car. It's the perfect blend of looks, practicality, and pants-shittingly good performance. The 5.0 liter V10 engine revs to over 8000 rpm (more with a factory ECU flash), and delimited, the car is capable of over 200 miles per hour.
This particular M5 comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox, a huge improvement over the somewhat clunky 7-speed SMG automated unit. It also comes with the peace of mind of an available extended warranty, which may come in handy, as the car has around 80,000 miles and parts on this car, although reasonably priced for a car of this performance level, are more expensive than your average family gas miser.
I'm not in love with the color combination, but for the price, it's a solid performer and the color of a car can always be changed down the road. Overall, the car is in amazing shape, has been well looked after, and I wouldn't hesitate to hoon it all over every twisty road in the country. With such a low asking price and a best offer feature, I'm not sure you'll find a better deal on an E60 M5 any time soon.
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Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world's cheapest Mercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he's the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn't feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.