I'm taking it for a drive tomorrow AM, and to my mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection. I've searched through the board archives, and found a good FAQ (http://bmwe34m5.com/faqs/) which pointed to some things to look out for. I'd love some more advice before I make the leap. My goal is a good daily driver that will also serve me well for driving schools (4-6x/yr.). I passed on an E28 M5, because I questioned the reliability on that higher (127K) mileage car, plus early rust. I'm hoping this car is reliable and fun.
What should I look out for?
What can I expect for operating costs?
Normally my mechanic does nto do a compression and leak down test in the pre-purchase inspection -- is this going to be a big mistake?
Opinion on value?
Thanks and looking forward to joining the board!