“In October, I decided it was time to buy a new car. After years driving a Fiesta ST, I wanted something fast with a big engine, but not too flashy. The BMW E39 M5 ticked all my boxes and was the obvious first choice. But then I stumbled on a Craigslist ad for an E60 M5 with a manual transmission. It fit my $10,500 budget. I bought it.”