Perhaps Performance isn’t Just a Dream…

Lets be honest with ourselves for a second – we have all dreamed of owning a fast car. Be it the red Ferrari, yellow Lamborghini or the stunning Aston Martin Rapide. We all have that urge deep down that wants a cool, fast car but perhaps its practicality or the cost that has kept us from jumping into the ride of lives.

Well, with used cars a lot can change. You can buy a $440,000 Porsche for near $300,000 or buy a $120,000 7 Series for under $80,000 just a few years later. Go back a few more years and you get some unbelievable deals on cars you could only dream about driving – much less owning.

The prime example of this would be the perfect compromise between a family sedan and a sports car. Often referred to as the ultimate sports sedan… you guessed it: The BMW M5. Now for most of us, the E60 M5 (the one with the 500 HP V10 – Yeah that one..) is still a little out of reach at around $40,000. But often we forget about the E39. Built between 1996 and 2003, the E39 is a brilliant car and even more so when we see one with the ///M badge on the back.

2003 BMW M5 AngleThe E39 M5 features a 400 HP 5.0 Liter V8, quad exhaust, and a 6 speed manual transmission. Yes, 400 HP! Now you may be thinking that there is no way on earth you can afford a 400 HP luxury sedan, but you may be mistaken. E39 M5’s list for around $20,000 – with mileage being the big decision maker here. Sadly, the M5 is often customized and is “violated” so you should be careful and have the car inspected before you purchase – however thats true for any used car! So if you can find one, and it has acceptable mileage, the E39 M5 could allow you to live your dreams of having a “fun” car without destroying your bank account!

Other cars with similar stats would include the Jaguar XJR which features a supercharged, 400HP V8 and gorgeous styling or the Mercedes E55 AMG which features an astounding 469 HP and 516 ft/lb of torque! Cars we used to only dream about are now much more “available” to those of us who don’t just go out and buy a new car every year.

So while looking for your next used car, dont just make the immediate assumption the you can’t have a sports car or a luxury car. Give it a try and see what you can find!

Stay tuned – our E39 M5 road review is on the way!

-Lincoln Fantaski

Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobile made all over the world. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.

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