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mryakanisachoad 02-03-2013 03:19 AM

What's the best all around car you've ever driven?
So, by all around I mean a car that you could live with everyday in a practical manner. I think practical would be the only constraint...

pharding 02-03-2013 07:15 AM


AutoUnion 02-03-2013 08:23 AM

I would have to say the best all around car would be something like a 535xd or A6 TDI Quattro. Pretty fast when you need it, but if you just want to cruise along, it will do it easily, while getting fantastic MPGs

Needsdecaf 02-03-2013 08:24 AM

My Volvo V70R.

If I could find one with a manual transmission, I'd buy another. If mine had been so equipped, I would never have sold it.

Chuck W. 02-03-2013 09:13 AM

To date, the F10.

DavidZ 02-03-2013 10:08 AM

My old E39 (530i). My F10 is more comfortable, but for the overall driving experience there's no comparison IMO.

getz 02-03-2013 10:10 AM

My 997.1 Carrera S. I actually liked it more than the turbo, and could until having 3 kids, fit my two young ones in the back seat.

bodonx 02-03-2013 10:13 AM

F30 335i (modern day E39 540i).

dunderhi 02-03-2013 10:17 AM

If practicality is the only constraint, then the X5M. If I can throw practicality into the wind, it would be whatever car I buy in 2014. ;)

MRJ550ix 02-03-2013 10:23 AM

My would my current 2012 550i xdrive m sport. Perfect sedan for the family but very sporty for me and the wife when we want to get away

BickUW89 02-03-2013 11:06 AM

2008 550i

Leslierc 02-03-2013 11:09 AM

My 2005 Dolphin Gray S4. Sold it when I got the M6 and am still missing it.

solstice 02-03-2013 11:34 AM

Overall: Porsche Cayenne GTS
Above - go anywhere: E61 M5 MT
Above - big trunk: E90 M3
Above - everything but pure driver excitement: My uncle's 1973 Porsche 911

The E90 M3 has an incredible range since it reaches so far into the sports realm and still works as a family car and commuter. But it would suck on an offroad trail...

Sophisto 02-03-2013 12:50 PM

I own both, the worst and the best, at this time.
There is nothing worse than the current Niva, I did not own any car better than my F11.

PeterC4 02-03-2013 01:15 PM

My F10.

dbs600 02-03-2013 01:25 PM

Practical being subjective: Black / Black 2000 Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 HSE w/ the first factory navigation system in the States.

Hate how the new full-size looks in person (test drove it, etc.), but remains the most well-rounded vehicle on the road.

Capable in every weather condition, perfect size, luxurious, sporty, safe, has character; mechanically reliable, egh...

roy528 02-03-2013 02:07 PM

1994 Porsche 928 GTS 5 speed.
I regret selling that one almost every day.
This car felt like it was carved from one solid ingot of
high quality steel. The exhaust note from the big Porsche v8 was intoxicating.
It had instant go- from any gear in any speed.
Crazy fast, Handling superb- especially considering it's size.
The interior was like a leather lined intimate cockpit
designed for the driver's needs in every way.
This was the last of the truly' hand made' - Porsche's except for the exotics.
It was one of only 27- 5 speed versions brought into the USA in 1994. The next to last year of production.
I put a set of adjustable Koni's and improved on the exhaust .
These two improvements made it fantastic.
I would truly like to have this one back.

RambleJ 02-03-2013 02:42 PM

My tuned 2008 E60 535i

Mr. Grumpy 02-03-2013 03:14 PM

My F10

jimpal 02-03-2013 03:28 PM

My 2012 535xi.

Yellow Jacket 02-03-2013 03:34 PM

My 2012 550i (with a stick).

Needsdecaf 02-03-2013 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by Sophisto (Post 7356938)
I own both, the worst and the best, at this time.
There is nothing worse than the current Niva, I did not own any car better than my F11.

If we had an F11 here, I would own one and my answer would be different.

geo3515 02-03-2013 04:04 PM

F10 550i xDrive M-Sport

pkfinman 02-03-2013 05:24 PM

In order of the cars I have owned

my 08 997 Turbo
my 03 M5
my 06 X5 4.8
my 07 997 Targa
my 03 M3 Convertible
my 69 Z28.... bought it in 1980 when I was 18.... still have it....and still love it

Ice350 02-03-2013 05:28 PM

I think the F12 650i is real close for being an all around car. It's fast, comfy, sporty and full of tech. It handles pretty good for a car its size but it is that size that keeps it from being what I call the best all around car.

I'm going to choose the Infiniti G37. It's sporty, decent power, comfy and handles better than current Bimmers. Not Bimmers of the past but better than the current crop. Plus it's more economical which helps with a car being considered an all-arounder.

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