Looked at an E39 M5 earlier this week and put a deposit down on it. Had a pre-purchase inspection done and the mechanic called me a while ago. He said the car is in good condition but needs some typical wear & tear items: -rear brake pads -front upper control arm & bushing -engine mount, tranny mount -power steering hose -rear sway bar link also might need a brake & coolant service. Has 64k miles on it and the seller is asking $26.5k. I'm gonna ask him to split the repairs with me or I'm gonna walk away from this one.