I have owned three 3s and two 5s, the latest of which is my 07 530i. I have driven quite a few F30s, and there is no question in my mind that the $10k price delta between the two series is there for a reason. It has nothing to do with the equipment or the options. Everything from the dashboard and the sunroof shade down to the seats, the doors, the window motors and the dashboard is built to a different standard.
Open the door of an F30 and tap the end of the dashboard (the part that mates up with the door). Then do that on a 5 Series, and you'll see what I mean.
Nobody with an F30 is complaining about rattles?
Originally Posted by hans007
i really don't think the current 3 loses out much to even the current 5.
if you sit in an equiavlently optioned 528i vs a 328i with roughly equivalent options i don't think you sit there thinking, yeah this 528i is better quality.
2014 535d, M Sport, Space Gray/Mocha Nappa
2007 530i, White/Black, 6MT
2001 530i, Orient Blue/Beige, 5MT
1994 325is, White/Black 5MT
1984 325e, White/Black 5MT
1983 318i, Delphin/Beige 4MT
Last edited by Robert A; 03-31-2013 at 05:45 PM.