I have been offered a late '05 M5 with 44k miles, directly from the leasing
Case it does any difference, it's european spec as I'm in Spain. Two years of
warranty are included. Price is middleground for similar cars in Spain.
The quid is that the service records, provided by the seller, show a complete
replacement of SMG transmission under warranty at 27k miles and a engine
replacement just before being offered for sale.
I'm not sure if that should be interpreted as good because the problems from
early series are now fixed and I get a brand new engine or bad because all those
failures are an omen of the future and this car will keep eating gearboxes and
What's the collective wisdom on this?