Used Car of the Day: 2000 M5 Dinan S1
Today's UCOTD is a hopped-up Bimmer.
The owner wants $37,500 for this car, which has 89K miles. He says he found an undisclosed vibration after buying it, but it's fixed now, and the car has to go because he's changed jobs and can no longer afford it.
There's a long list of performance upgrades. The car was also side-swiped once and has some minor cosmetic damage.
All I can say is this E39 looks cool. If you have the scratch, give it a look. Though I'd understand any wariness of the repair costs around a high-mileage BMW with performance mods.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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