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Old 09-23-2012, 02:19 PM
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Mein Auto: '13 X5M, 650xi
Originally Posted by Needsdecaf View Post
Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot View Post
Let's be frank - the 5 series is a rip-off for what you get.

The only reason they get away with charging these ridiculous prices are:
- Many people will rather have a car with few options but a BMW badge rather than a loaded Audi or Lexus (snob buyers)
- Some people are so obsessed with BMWs historical reputation for handling that they won't even cross shop competition (drone buyers)
- Some people are completely uncompromising and buy what they consider the best at any price (Mugs)

I know these labels are condescending, but in the spirit of brutal honesty I would admit I fall into one of them.

A sensible person would buy an Audi A6 or a Lexus GS350 instead of a 535i. But we aren't making a sensible choice here. We are making an emotional one. Which is why I drive an M5.
The man gets it
Yeah, but I'll bet most everyone here considers themselves Mugs.

2013 X5M ........ 2013 650xi ...... 2011 550xi (ret) 2011 335d (ret)