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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:18 PM
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That's my thought for him. It's a beautiful car, but for a single guy it makes no sense to me. I would think he would like something more sporty.

He says he doesn't want another 3 as he has had 2 already. An 07 328i sport and an 09 335i with mt. We told him to get a coupe or convertible as that would be different, but since the dash is the same as his other 2 he says it will be like driving the same car.
You say that ("...it will be like driving the same car") like it's a bad thing!

My second, third, and fourth BMWs were all E39s:
* 1997 528i
* 2000 540i/6
* 2002 M5

Two of them even had the same interiors -- black with wood trim. (The 528i was aubergine.) I had an E39 in my garage from December 1996 to June 2007. I somehow never got bored of that series.

I've been driving BMWs for 20 years, since my early 30s. Only one has been a coupe. I just like the look and feel of a sport sedan.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:30 AM
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I guess I am the odd one. I bought my first at age 60 and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of driving it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:55 AM
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50 here.

1st BMW was E39 in 2001. 2nd will be an F10 2012 (delivery end of May). When I was 30 I was driving a Suzuki Samauri and before that it was an AMC Gremlin.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:08 AM
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I will be 38 when I get my 5, however I got my GS430 (similar to the 5 in size/power etc) when I was 30. The reasons I went for the GS was I wanted RWD. I also needed comfortable seats as I was driving 100 miles a day round trip to work and my back had been injured when someone rear-ended and totaled my previous car. The only other car besides the 3 series and GS series that had seats that would not cause intense pain after 10 minutes of driving (and that I could afford) was the Corvette, but when you consider I lived in the Chicagoland area at the time, I could not justify a car I could only reliably drive 5-7 months a year.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:21 AM
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The reasons I went for the GS was I wanted RWD.
There has always been a RWD 5-Series variant since the beginning of time...
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:24 AM
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Bought my first (E60) three years ago at 61. That car brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. Loved the experience so much that I am EDing a new carbon black F10 Msport on June 29th. The dream continues.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:27 AM
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Uh, I'm 21. Lol
Since this thread is in the F10/F11 forum, I am presuming that we are talking about new 5's. I expect there would be a considerable difference between the average age of those purchasing new vs. used.

BTW I'm 64.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:35 AM
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:14 AM
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BTW I'm 64.
At 75, looks like I may be the oldest guy here. Thinking of changing my username to Methuselah.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:56 AM
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At 75, looks like I may be the oldest guy here. Thinking of changing my username to Methuselah.

thats one witty dialogue!! cheers!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:33 AM
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If I was 30, I'd get a CPO 2009 M3 coupe or sedan, and spend the money I saved vs. the F10 on track wheels, brakes, tires and HPDE entry fees.

He can drive sports sedans for the next 40+ years. Go have fun before kids and diapers get in the way.

(When I was 30 I had a 3 year old 911 for fun and track days, and a Mercedes-Benz C280 as a DD. Life was good. )

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Old 05-04-2012, 02:45 PM
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At 75, looks like I may be the oldest guy here. Thinking of changing my username to Methuselah.
An inspiration for the rest of us in the older set.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:34 PM
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If I was 30, I'd get a CPO 2009 M3 coupe or sedan, and spend the money I saved vs. the F10 on track wheels, brakes, tires and HPDE entry fees.

He can drive sports sedans for the next 40+ years. Go have fun before kids and diapers get in the way.

(When I was 30 I had a 3 year old 911 for fun and track days, and a Mercedes-Benz C280 as a DD. Life was good. )

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If I didn't have kids to take around, that's what I'd go for now.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:51 PM
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I am 29 and single and bought my first BMW a few months ago (had an 89 Corolla station wagon in high school from my dad, and then bought a 98 Acura 2.3CL sophomore year of college which i just sold last week). The 2012 5 series has a very sporty, sexy look and it drives like a beast too (even the non-sport). The dash (as well as the interior overall) is way nicer than in the 3. I also looked at the CT200 and the GS250. The GS is actually really nice too. It was between that and the 5. Honestly though...until the 2012 model, I never even thought about the 5. I've always wanted the 3 coupe or convertible. But when I test drove those cars, the 328 is def underpowered and no fun to drive, so it was either the 335 coupe, convertible, or the sport coupe. But as somebody pointed out, the cost for one of those with the options would've been the same (or more in some cases i priced out!!) then my 5! So it was a no brainer. Definitely no regrets. And the ladies still love it. And why does it matter what the average age is anyways? I'm sure the average age for Porsche 911 owners (or the convertible M6) is up there...does that mean he wouldn't want to own one if he had the chance?

PS. Oh, and the mpg on the 4-cyl 5 is better than on any of the 3s. Of course not nearly as good as the CT200, but also better than on the GS250.

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Old 05-04-2012, 07:54 PM
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32 here.

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An inspiration for the rest of us in the older set.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:41 PM
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:02 PM
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:52 PM
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I'm 35 but like to pretend I'm 27
Lol!
Good one

I'm 31 but think I'm 25
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:53 AM
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I just turned 19...
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:30 AM
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I just turned 19...
Nice dude. I got my 5 series when I was 17. Now I'm 21. Lol
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:45 AM
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Nice dude. I got my 5 series when I was 17. Now I'm 21. Lol
You guys are ballers!
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:50 AM
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:12 PM
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Lots of older people here for current 5.

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