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Old Wed, May-17-2017, 06:24:11 PM   #1
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The manual trans version is fantastic to drive, but $6000-$8000 of VANOS solenoids every 60k miles and the rest of the "maintenance" that engine requires just makes it not ownable.
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Eh I had a chance to buy a manual e60 m5. I passed. SMG sucks and the 6mt doesn't fit with the character of the engine IMO.
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Default Re: E60 M5: SMG vs 6-speed Manual

I was driving my SMG E46 the other day and coming off an onramp into a set of S-curves, I really understood the SMG for the first time. In some situations, it's just flat out a better tool.

Unfortunately, those situations are about 5% of the time i'm in the car.
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How much of a maintaince nightmare are these cars?
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How much of a maintaince nightmare are these cars?
Of the three cars referenced in the article, one has a brand new engine and tranny, and another required a new SMG.

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We had a forum member here who posted like $50K in repairs lol
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We had a forum member here who posted like $50K in repairs lol
We probably have multiple forum members spending that much in repairs on their E46 M3s as well.
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