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Old 11-14-2012, 02:08 PM
andrew320i andrew320i is offline
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Originally Posted by granlund View Post
I could have probably made done with a non-sport suspension-wise, but the one dealbreaker for me is the sport seats. I have long thighs and the seat cushion extender really makes a difference. So much in fact that I'm on the lookout for a sport seat cushion for the e36, which has the standard seats.

I also don't think the difference between a 528 and a 530 is that big, so if the 528 is available with a manual transmission and sport package, you could look for those and budget in a complete suspension refresh.
Wait, do the sport seats on the E39 have the seat cushion extender? I think I'd appreciate it as I have long legs as well. I'm not sure what the seats are in my E36, but they're great - fits my torso very well. Perfect for keeping me in the seat around fast corners!

All 5 series here in Australia are sports automatic or just automatic, so no luck on the manual 528i unfortunately. The 528i is 142 kW compared to 170 kW for the 530i, so it's a fairly noticeable difference. Also getting the 530i means I'm getting a car from the 2000s, which is a nice plus.

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