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Old 10-20-2010, 11:28 PM
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"it was an ugly BMW that still drove like a BMW" Yup that's how I remember the criticism as well. And the I-drive of course. The E60 also had the not so envious task of succeeding "The best car in the world" which was bestoved on the E39. I mean how do you best that? I remember an interview where the then newly appointed CEO of DaimlerChrysler was asked about his favourite car, he answered the M5.

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Old 10-21-2010, 04:28 AM
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I have had two E39s. a '97 540i and an '03 540i with m-tech package. I bought the '03 used instead of an E60 because I did not care for the E60 looks. I drove a colleague's E60 535i and did not like it at all, probably because of the run flat tires. My '03 540i with m-tech is an amazing car. I would have liked to drive an E60 with performance tires. I'm sure I would have liked it, but I could not get past the looks, so I happily stuck with the '03 and waited for the F10. I was hoping to pull the trigger, but the F10s I test drove just didn't inspire me compared to my 7 year old (15 year old technology) 540i.

I'm sure the F10 is a fine car. I would have liked to try it without the crappy RFTs, but BMW has chosen to take that option away. I have no interest in paying $80k and then spending more to make the car "right" by getting rid of the run flats.
So it would seem your prospects for ever getting another BMW are dim. I've had RFT's (non-sport) on 2 BMW's now and I don't understand all the fuss. Both my '08 335i and new 535i have very quiet smooth rides without excessive tire noise or harsh ride. I think the RFT issue may be more pronounced on sport equipped models.
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