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: Dinan 5? 540i w/SC? M5?

08-19-2002, 05:15 PM
If you had your choice, which would you take and why?

Mr. The Edge
08-19-2002, 05:16 PM
M5--I like my cars straight out of the box.

08-19-2002, 10:35 PM
Let me start by answering the question: I don't know.

Here's why:
Against the SC:
Since my car only has 23K miles on it and is CPO'ed until 09/06, I have a lot of warranty concerns. When I get serious, I will investigate this whole "Dinan CPO" business from a recent Roundel.

If the M breaks, you have a pretty universal set of experience from which to draw. Thousands of M5's versus a comparitive handful of SC'ed 540's.

Just something about owning a true "M."

For the SC:
I like my car. I have done mods like the Euro dash, the UUC shortshifter, color matched mouldings, NAV TV with DVD-- mostly cosmetic stuff with the thought that any power mods would come later and out of warranty.

The techno-zowie of a SC- I mean, it is pretty cool. The sound, the idea of forced induction..

Just something about owning a sleeper...

Finally, it will boil down to what I can get an '02 or '03 M5 for when I am ready for more power. If I can and want to trade my car for what I think is a good value, (which would be close to the cost of the SC in my figuring) I will get the M. If I have about $12,000 sitting around and Dinan/BMW will CPO away my concerns, I will do that.