Transmission started to make noise. Dealer quoted 26,000 SR ($7,000) but suggested to run it till it dies, He claimed it will live another 5 years.
Considering the value of the car at that time, I sold the car as is for a cheap price to avoid repairing it. 15 days later the car was seen smashed badly after hitting a Palm Tree from the side.
I felt bad for the driver and the car as well. After all I enjoyed every moment driving the M5 especially when I drove it to Lebanon the summer of 1999. I like to change cars a lot sometimes twice a year. 90% of the time it is a BMW. Once a BMW driver always a BMW driver.
Looking forward to buy a 2000-02 M5 but difficult to find clean one now a days. I purchased one last month 2000 model and had to return it to the dealer after 15 minutes. The car was misfiring and the dealer could not figure out the problem for a complete month.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2005