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Old 06-08-2006, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ventoux
Bumping this to remind myself why i need to get this car.
Holy Dead Thread Revival!

Just do it.

I own one of each. My '03 5er is a touring, which is IMHO the best of the E39/5's (and I've owned several).. SWMBO drives it unless we're going out with other people, then I get to drive it again. It used to be my car - then she borrowed it for a week and it became her car. She wouldn't give it back, so being the kind soul that I am - I'm suffering along with an M3 convertible.

That's my suggestion.. KEEP the 5er (one of the most comfortable long distance cars BMW ever built) and add an M3 to the stable. If you are married or have an SO - let them borrow the 5er for a week or so.. they won't want to give it back.

Worked for me
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Old 06-10-2006, 06:17 AM
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Too late!!
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Old 06-10-2006, 06:36 AM
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I would tire of of the M3 like crazy.That 5 series sounds like a much more enjoyable.
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by 300B
I would tire of of the M3 like crazy.That 5 series sounds like a much more enjoyable.
It really is too late for you if you get tired of an M3. It's a drivers car always and absolutely.

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Old 06-11-2006, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 300B
I would tire of of the M3 like crazy.That 5 series sounds like a much more enjoyable.
Actually, the 5-series is more one-dimensional than an M3.
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Old 06-16-2006, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ventoux
Hello there.
allow me to ramble. Im in my late 30's and am being told im undergoing a midlife crisis. Its great! Ive never been a 'car person', that was until i decided to buy a BMW.

Anywhow. I bought an '03 525i a few months back, and since the day i got it; 1. I never knew driving could be enjoyable and, 2. i knew i wanted a car with more power. So basically ive decided to sell the 525 and get a used M3 Coupe an '02-03.

A few questions. Ive yet to drive the M3. I realize the ride quality wont be as smooth as the 525, but is it harsh? Will it be a chore to drive on roadtrips over 2 hours? This will not be my daily vehicle that i work in. It will stay in the garage for the most part during the day.
How cramped is the back seat? Is it tighter than the 3 Series? The same? One reason i got the 525 over the 3series was back seat room. But, im finding that i rarely have back seat passengers, besides, im always in the front driving.

am i crazy?
no you're not gping crazy, look at me, I enjoy my e90, i will be getting a 02 M3 cab for those kick ass moments.

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Old 06-18-2006, 10:42 PM
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I'm not liking how the E92 is looking so far so I will definitely be in the market for an E46 M3 soon enough.
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