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rbmw1
04-10-2010, 06:05 PM
I currently drive an 08 535i - great car, especially with the Dinan software....:) But I'm itching again....I am considering either going with a sportier route - 2011 M3 - or continuing with the 5er, and ordering a 2011 F10 550i....which promises to be an amazing luxury sedan. I would probably go with ED. Two very different choices, I know...I do drive 2 kids pretty often, which is a consideration, though they can easily fit in the back of a 3 series. Any thoughts from people who have dealt with a similar dilemma?...

warden
04-10-2010, 06:12 PM
I currently drive an 08 535i - great car, especially with the Dinan software....:) But I'm itching again....I am considering either going with a sportier route - 2011 M3 - or continuing with the 5er, and ordering a 2011 F10 550i....which promises to be an amazing luxury sedan. I would probably go with ED. Two very different choices, I know...I do drive 2 kids pretty often, which is a consideration, though they can easily fit in the back of a 3 series. Any thoughts from people who have dealt with a similar dilemma?...

I drive an '08 E92 M3. I'm getting an F10 550i. I don't think you can really go wrong with either choice, but they are going to be very different experiences.

UltimateDriving
04-10-2010, 06:15 PM
Wow, hard decision xD

I would go for M3 probably because i'm still young :D

If you really want to eat corners and awesome response (N/A) get the M3 pure adrenaline
If you're fine with something just faster but will not abuse it 550i

masku
04-10-2010, 07:09 PM
I am going to get the F10. I find the larger trunk essential for week-long trips with the kids.

dilsere2
04-10-2010, 07:45 PM
I drive an '08 E92 M3. I'm getting an F10 550i. I don't think you can really go wrong with either choice, but they are going to be very different experiences.

I drive E92 335i, but order 550i last week...i know F10 550i is going to be awesome..

BMWofBloomfield
04-15-2010, 06:06 AM
Do you want a sports car or a grand tourer? That should answer your question. You're right that kids fit in the back of an E90 M3 with no problem.

Financeman
04-15-2010, 07:18 AM
Kind of like comparing sophisticated and gorgeous (5 series) with hot and sexy (M3) - very much a personal preference thing.

carnuts3
04-15-2010, 07:43 AM
At the end of the day, if I still couldn't make up my mind, I would go for the larger car - the 550i is fast enough for everyday driving.

sf_loft
04-15-2010, 09:41 AM
Can you actually order an F10 already for delivery in June? BMW is buying back my 335 e92 and I'm stuck with the same decision.

hts
04-15-2010, 09:41 PM
how old are your kids now (and perhaps more importantly, how old will they be when you plan to get rid of your next car)?

our boys are 8 & 9, and i tend to hold onto my cars for 4-5 years, so i really don't look at whether they'll fit into the car when i'm buying it new, but rather will they still be able to comfortably fit in back when i plan on replacing it down the road. you sound like you flip cars every year or two, so this may not be much of an issue for you.

whitley1377
04-16-2010, 03:30 PM
bump