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Old 08-27-2011, 05:41 PM
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Been lurking for a bit and figured it's about time for intro. Used to drive a 2007 750Li and recently traded it in for a 2011 535i, M Sport, Graphite II w/Dakota Black interior. I do miss the 7 but really love the 5! Here are a couple of pics...these pics show stock car with 20% tint...just got the car back today from putting on H&R Springs and rear lip spoiler on trunk, will take pics tomorrow and share.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:38 PM
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Been lurking for a bit and figured it's about time for intro. Used to drive a 2007 750Li and recently traded it in for a 2011 535i, M Sport, Graphite II w/Dakota Black interior. I do miss the 7 but really love the 5! Here are a couple of pics...these pics show stock car with 20% tint...just got the car back today from putting on H&R Springs and rear lip spoiler on trunk, will take pics tomorrow and share.
Welcome, nice looking ride!
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:41 PM
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Looks great! Congrats on a beauty!
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:01 PM
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Looks great! Congrats on a beauty!
That's a fine looking car. Congrats....
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:08 AM
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Welcome! Sweet ride, looking foward to seeing how the mods look, especially the lip spoiler.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:10 AM
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:22 AM
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:41 AM
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Welcome and very nice M Sport. Please post pics after the H&R's are installed!!
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:05 AM
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Why'd you not get another 7?
How does the F10 compare, in your opinion?
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:46 PM
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Wow, from a '7 to a '5... surprising switch. I think I'd miss the '7 on long road trips, but would better appreciate the '5 as a daily driver. Congratulations!
M Sport in Graphite looks excellent.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:21 PM
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Why'd you not get another 7?
How does the F10 compare, in your opinion?
I drive a lot for work and the gas mileage that my 7 got was awful although the main reason was cost. I couldn't see myself paying all that extra for the 7 (not to mention I really don't need a car that big).

As far as comparison, let me touch on the things that I have really stood out to me:

1. Technology - the tech in the F10 is light years ahead (to be fair though my 7 was a 2007)
2. Steering - the steering on the 7 felt much better and more communicative...from the minute I drove the F10 I thought it was a bit soft and although I am just about used to it now (especially since it's been lowered) the 7 gets the nod.
3. Size - Although my F10 is much smaller, inside and out, I really am enjoying the sportiness of it. My 7 had the sport package on it but it was still such a big and heavy car it made tossing it around not as fun.
4. Leg room - being 6'3" and 205 the drivers leg room in the F10 in just fine. I actually like the smaller cockpit's sportier and tighter feel. The rear leg room isn't even a comparison. WAY smaller in the back seat but I rarely have more than one back seat passenger at a time at which time they can sit behind the passenger so I don't have to adjust. Haven't rolled 4 deep yet to know what kind of impact a passenger behind me will have on my comfort.

That's it for now...hope that was a good enough compare for you...again thx for the compliments
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:22 PM
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Wow, from a '7 to a '5... surprising switch. I think I'd miss the '7 on long road trips, but would better appreciate the '5 as a daily driver. Congratulations!
M Sport in Graphite looks excellent.
Yeah I know but I never took the 7 on any road trips and yes I think the 5 is a way better daily driver...for me.

Thx!
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:58 PM
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Been lurking for a bit and figured it's about time for intro. Used to drive a 2007 750Li and recently traded it in for a 2011 535i, M Sport, Graphite II w/Dakota Black interior. I do miss the 7 but really love the 5! Here are a couple of pics...these pics show stock car with 20% tint...just got the car back today from putting on H&R Springs and rear lip spoiler on trunk, will take pics tomorrow and share.
I am looking forward to seeing your car with the springs, and a brief report on the handling difference. Your car is the first I have seen with DGII. Did you have a chance to see your color against the original DG for comparison?
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:09 PM
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I am looking forward to seeing your car with the springs, and a brief report on the handling difference. Your car is the first I have seen with DGII. Did you have a chance to see your color against the original DG for comparison?
Springs are on and I LOVE the ride! It has actually made the steering a bit more BMW like (if that makes sense) and it rides great. Drove from Ft. Laud to WPB today and had a chance to experience uneven pavement, exit ramps, and various bumps and fell in love. Not harsh at all. Next up are gloss black grills, debadge, and 20" wheels (hope it doesn't ride much diff).

Never had a chance to see it next to DG...saw the DGII on the showroom floor and was sold though, lol

Weather has been bad here so once it clears up I will take pics of the new lower stance.
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