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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:11 PM
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I have the Sports Auto Trans, don't regret it one bit. I love a manual, but in L.A. traffic it SUCKS to have one. SAT is a good compromise.
Traffic sucks here in the DC area as well. We just made the #1 traffic bad spot in the US this year. I still wish my 550i was a manual. The traffic doesnt bother me in my 350Z which is 6sp man.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:21 PM
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Traffic sucks here in the DC area as well. We just made the #1 traffic bad spot in the US this year. I still wish my 550i was a manual. The traffic doesnt bother me in my 350Z which is 6sp man.
LOL, I don't. Once I hit the Sport button and mash the pedal I know I can shift faster than any manual
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:01 AM
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I've had a weird mix, especially after marriage when space became more of a concern.

1971 Pinto
1969 Camaro <-- wish I never sold
1973 Celica
1988 Integra
1985 Scirocco
1994 Accord Wagon <-- wife & 1st kid
1985 Jaguar XJ-S
1996 Explorer V8 <-- 2nd kid, tow vehicle
1997 Jetta
2001 Volvo V70 T5 <-- wife's
1986 911 Carerra <-- wish I kept
2001 Boxster S <-- another keeper I sold
2004 Highlander <-- wife's, tow vehicle
2001 Saab 9-5
2005 Mustang GT
2007 Civic Hybrid <-- kid's share this
2010 Venza <-- wife's, tow vehicle
2008 535i <-- fine car, but there's another Porsche in my future

18 total. I think I've had almost as many boats!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:16 AM
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1985 Subaru GL
1986 Acura Integra
1987 Volvo 740T
1990 Acura Integra
1993 Volvo 940
1995 Saab 9-5
2001 Saab 9-3
2002 Saab 9-5
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero
2005 BMW X3
2006 BMW 525i
1999 Acura RL
2006 BMW 530xi
2007 BMW 328xi
2012 BMW 328i

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:46 AM
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1985 Subaru GL
1986 Acura Integra
1987 Volvo 740T
1990 Acura Integra
1993 Volvo 940
1995 Saab 9-5
2001 Saab 9-3
2002 Saab 9-5
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero
2005 BMW X3
2006 BMW 525i
1999 Acura RL
2006 BMW 530xi
2007 BMW 328xi
2012 BMW 328i

Next car BMW - staying in the brand!
Hey, another Saab guy!! I had three myself including a Viggen but it is too hard to work on them or find someone in this area that works on them locally. Very nice list you got there
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:52 AM
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Anyone got any pics of the favorite cars in their lists? Hard to find my pics but here are two, one of my Viggen and one of my R1 while stationed in Japan
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:33 AM
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Let's see if I can remember, looks like 24 before my current e60...

1979 Honda Accord
1981 Toyota Pickup
1983 Mazda RX-7
1990 Plymouth Laser Turbo
1987 Mazda Rx-7
1986 Toyota Celica
1998 Honda Accord
1994 Nissa Sentra
1992 Honda Accord
1998 Ford Escort
2002 VW Passat
1998 BMW 328i - it begins
2004 Lexus Rx330
2004 Acura TL
1998 BMW 540i
2004 Audi A4 2.0 AWD
2002 Acura TL
2008 BMW 335i
2002 Nissan Pathfinder
2007 BMW 335 - went back on lemon law due to HPFP
2000 Ford F150
2010 Infiniti G37
2004 BMW 330cic
2008 Acura MDX - Current (wife's)
2010 BMW 535i - Current

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:56 PM
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Hey, another Saab guy!! I had three myself including a Viggen but it is too hard to work on them or find someone in this area that works on them locally. Very nice list you got there
My brother used to get GM employee deals so went with Saab which was owned by the General back in the day. Got out of Saabs when he didn't get the discount anymore. Front wheel drive is not that fun compared to rear drive. Now that parts are getting tougher to find, it a more than niche brand.

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:46 PM
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I am 25. And I have owned 2 cars so far.

1. 1995 Lexus GS300 (2007 to present)
2. 2008 BMW 535i (2011 to present)

The BMW is the best car I have driven of coz! Out of the 2 cars I own lol.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:07 PM
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Here goes:

1969 Buick LeSabre (college car)
1983 Pontiac Grand Prix (stolen)
1985 Paontiac Grand Prix (crap)
1986 Honda Prelude Si
1989 Honda Accord LX
1991 Honda Prelude Si
1994 Nissan Maxima
1995 Ford Taurus Wagon
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1997 Acura Integra
1999 BMW 528i Touring
1999 Audi A6 Quattro
2001 Nissan Pathfinder
2003 Acura TL
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
2003 Ford Explorer V8
2004 Jaguar XJ
2005 Toyota 4Runner (still Own)
2006 Saab 93
2007 BMW 530xi
2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet
2009 BMW 535i Sport (still Own)
2012 VW Jetta GLI (still own)
2013 Audi A5 Cabriolet (still Own)

I think that's it. Plus a few boats.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:12 PM
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Here goes:

1969 Buick LeSabre (college car)
1983 Pontiac Grand Prix (stolen)
1985 Paontiac Grand Prix (crap)
1986 Honda Prelude Si
1989 Honda Accord LX
1991 Honda Prelude Si
1994 Nissan Maxima
1995 Ford Taurus Wagon
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1997 Acura Integra
1999 BMW 528i Touring
1999 Audi A6 Quattro
2001 Nissan Pathfinder
2003 Acura TL
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
2003 Ford Explorer V8
2004 Jaguar XJ
2005 Toyota 4Runner (still Own)
2006 Saab 93
2007 BMW 530xi
2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet
2009 BMW 535i Sport (still Own)
2012 VW Jetta GLI (still own)
2013 Audi A5 Cabriolet (still Own)

I think that's it. Plus a few boats.
Nice long list, how old are you?
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:03 PM
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Nice long list, how old are you?
Oops- forgot about a 2009 Corolla we had for a year...nobody wanted to ride in it, so we dumped it.

Im in my early 50s. Got at least 15 more cars in me and another boat.
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1999 BMW 528i Touring
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:00 PM
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Oops- forgot about a 2009 Corolla we had for a year...nobody wanted to ride in it, so we dumped it.

Im in my early 50s. Got at least 15 more cars in me and another boat.
At your rate, I believe it's quite a few more than 15, lol
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:59 AM
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woow you guys have long lists, what is your vehicle/year average ? is this common in US? out of 11 years driving in US
2001 Jetta
2005 BMW 330ci (European delivery, I am still missing it )
2006 BMW X5 (still here)
2007 BMW 530i (still here)
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:08 AM
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woow you guys have long lists, what is your vehicle/year average ? is this common in US? out of 11 years driving in US
2001 Jetta
2005 BMW 330ci (European delivery, I am still missing it )
2006 BMW X5 (still here)
2007 BMW 530i (still here)
I don't think those of us with long lists is really typical in the US, but for enthusiasts? It's very common. Whether we're called "gearheads" or "petrolheads" the love of cars leads you to constantly change what's in your garage simply to experience other cars you desire. I know that's the case for me, on average, since I was 16, I have gotten a new car every 7 months. Very few have been brand new, but they have almost all been enjoyable (except that Bereta, still don't know what I was thinking, even though it was cheap)
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Here is list for me and the wife, the years may be off a bit. Thanks for your service!


1986 Mazda 626
1995 Toyota Camry
1995 Ford Tauras
1999 Honda Ody
2002 Acura MDX
2002 Lexus RX300
2004 BMW 330 convertible
2004 Toyota Sienna
2005 Lexus RX330
2006 BMW 750i
2008 Acura MDX (still own)
2009 VW Passat (still own)
2011 BMW 328
2010 BMW 535 (still own)


Of the four BMWs I have owned, I like the 535 most, perfect balance, the 3 is too small, the 7 is too big. But I got to say the 3.0 twin turbo in the 535 is no match to the 4.8 V8 in the 7 in terms of pickup. with the 7, I could go from 70 mph to 135 within seconds, but not with the 535.

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:02 AM
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I don't think those of us with long lists is really typical in the US, but for enthusiasts? It's very common. Whether we're called "gearheads" or "petrolheads" the love of cars leads you to constantly change what's in your garage simply to experience other cars you desire. I know that's the case for me, on average, since I was 16, I have gotten a new car every 7 months. Very few have been brand new, but they have almost all been enjoyable (except that Bereta, still don't know what I was thinking, even though it was cheap)
That's a very good way of putting it. I know that if I keep thinking about a car that excites me at the time, it won't belong before I own it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:34 AM
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That's a very good way of putting it. I know that if I keep thinking about a car that excites me at the time, it won't belong before I own it.
Exactly, if I want a car I will own it eventually, just sometimes I have been lucky enough that the opportunity, the cash, and the timing have combined to allow me to buy and own most of the cars I have wanted when I wanted them.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:14 PM
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1983 Isuzu Impulse
1987 Mitsubishi Gallant GS
1992 Toyota MR2
1995 BMW 325i (best car ever)
2000 Porsche Boxster S
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser (current)
2002 BMW X5 4.4
2005 Toyota Prius [current (wife, hate it; admire it's economics)]
2008 BMW 535i [current (POS, can't wait for the ext warranty to expire so I can dump it)]
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:54 PM
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I too am 26 but.... I have a hard time letting cars go lol


2000 Integra Type R (high school car) I thought I was the **** back then lol
2008 550i M-sport (still have and love)

(future car) 4 series, if it looks like the concept.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:26 PM
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Short list. Loved Maxima too much

1986 VW Golf
1990 GM G20 Van (4 spd manual, but otherwise awful)
1997 Jeep Wrangler
1996 Nissan Maxima
2005 545i
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1975 Nova
1968 Cougar
1970 Cougar
1967 Cougar
1981 Fiat Spider
1986 Fiero GT
1984 Corvette
1986 E300
1990 Integra
1991 Q45
1986 Grand Wagonneer
1994 Range Rover LWB
1999 ML430
1993 500SEL
1987 740 Wagon
1995 850 Wagon
1990 Range Rover
1967 DeVille Convertible
2003 allroad
1968 DeVille Convertible
1973 Cougar Convertible
2006 R350
2005 545i
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1983 Isuzu Impulse
1987 Mitsubishi Gallant GS
1992 Toyota MR2
1995 BMW 325i (best car ever)
2000 Porsche Boxster S
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser (current)
2002 BMW X5 4.4
2005 Toyota Prius [current (wife, hate it; admire it's economics)]
2008 BMW 535i [current (POS, can't wait for the ext warranty to expire so I can dump it)]
Wow, you are the 1st I've heard openly call their 535i a POS. Hopefully, things get better for you and the car.
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Cars owned by my wife and I...
1989 Subaru DL
1986 Porsche 944 - wish I had never gotten rid of this one
2000 Nissan Xterra
2002 Nissan Maxima SE
2003 Nissan 350Z
2005 Nissan Murano
2008 BMW X5 - still have
2008 BMW 550i - still have

Motorcycles
2001 Honda F4i
2006 Honda 600rr
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Cars owned by my wife and I...
1989 Subaru DL
1986 Porsche 944 - wish I had never gotten rid of this one
2000 Nissan Xterra
2002 Nissan Maxima SE
2003 Nissan 350Z
2005 Nissan Murano
2008 BMW X5 - still have
2008 BMW 550i - still have

Motorcycles
2001 Honda F4i
2006 Honda 600rr
Nice list.
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