Used Car of the Day: 2008 BMW M5

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2008 bmw m5

Today's UCOTD comes from my backyard (well, sort of -- it's within the metro but a bit of a trek). This Chicago-area 2008 BMW M5 with a manual (!) has belonged to the seller since 2016, when he or she brought it up from Dallas.

In addition to a row-your-own gearbox, this M5 has just over 60K miles on the clock. The car appears to be mostly stock with some minor aftermarket mods and some minor cosmetic issues and maybe some minor damage to the right rear.

I dunno about y'all, but a manual M5 is pretty appealing. The seller is asking $39,499, so if that price seems right to you, give it a look. And if not, well, you know what to do down in the comments.

[Images: Seller]

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jun 16, 2023

    No waste receptacles in the photos. 2/5

  • A Scientist A Scientist on Jun 16, 2023

    40-large is ridiculous for this, even if it is "low miles". And speaking of those miles, it's just about to the point where you'll need to start doing oil analyses to see if the rod bearings are starting to go. The positive is it's manual, so you won't have to deal with SMG issues, just S85 ones lol.

    The ultimate deal breaker though, is the owner thought it was a good idea to throw M6 wheels on an M5. WTAF!?

  • Dusterdude The "fire them all" is looking a little less unreasonable the longer the union sticks to the totally ridiculous demands ( or maybe the members should fire theit leadership ! )
  • Thehyundaigarage Yes, Canadian market vehicles have had immobilizers mandated by transport Canada since around 2001.In the US market, some key start Toyotas and Nissans still don’t have immobilizers. The US doesn’t mandate immobilizers or daytime running lights, but they mandate TPMS, yet canada mandates both, but couldn’t care less about TPMS. You’d think we’d have universal standards in North America.
  • Alan I think this vehicle is aimed more at the dedicated offroad traveller. It costs around the same a 300 Series, so its quite an investment. It would be a waste to own as a daily driver, unless you want to be seen in a 'wank' vehicle like many Wrangler and Can Hardly Davidson types.The diesel would be the choice for off roading as its quite torquey down low and would return far superior mileage than a petrol vehicle.I would think this is more reliable than the Land Rovers, BMW make good engines.
  • Lorenzo I'll go with Stellantis. Last into the folly, first to bail out. Their European business won't fly with the German market being squeezed on electricity. Anybody can see the loss of Russian natural gas and closing their nuclear plants means high cost electricity. They're now buying electrons from French nuclear plants, as are the British after shutting down their coal industry. As for the American market, the American grid isn't in great shape either, but the US has shale oil and natural gas. Stellantis has profits from ICE Ram trucks and Jeeps, and they won't give that up.
  • Inside Looking Out Chinese will take over EV market and Tesla will become the richest and largest car company in the world. Forget about Japanese.