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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:19 AM
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What's the best all around car you've ever driven?

So, by all around I mean a car that you could live with everyday in a practical manner. I think practical would be the only constraint...
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:15 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:23 AM
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I would have to say the best all around car would be something like a 535xd or A6 TDI Quattro. Pretty fast when you need it, but if you just want to cruise along, it will do it easily, while getting fantastic MPGs
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:24 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:13 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:08 AM
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My old E39 (530i). My F10 is more comfortable, but for the overall driving experience there's no comparison IMO.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:10 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:13 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:17 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:23 AM
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My would my current 2012 550i xdrive m sport. Perfect sedan for the family but very sporty for me and the wife when we want to get away
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:06 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:09 AM
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:34 AM
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The E90 M3 has an incredible range since it reaches so far into the sports realm and still works as a family car and commuter. But it would suck on an offroad trail...
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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I own both, the worst and the best, at this time.
There is nothing worse than the current Niva, I did not own any car better than my F11.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:15 PM
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:25 PM
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Practical being subjective: Black / Black 2000 Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 HSE w/ the first factory navigation system in the States.

Hate how the new full-size looks in person (test drove it, etc.), but remains the most well-rounded vehicle on the road.

Capable in every weather condition, perfect size, luxurious, sporty, safe, has character; mechanically reliable, egh...

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:07 PM
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I regret selling that one almost every day.
This car felt like it was carved from one solid ingot of
high quality steel. The exhaust note from the big Porsche v8 was intoxicating.
It had instant go- from any gear in any speed.
Crazy fast, Handling superb- especially considering it's size.
The interior was like a leather lined intimate cockpit
designed for the driver's needs in every way.
This was the last of the truly' hand made' - Porsche's except for the exotics.
It was one of only 27- 5 speed versions brought into the USA in 1994. The next to last year of production.
I put a set of adjustable Koni's and improved on the exhaust .
These two improvements made it fantastic.
I would truly like to have this one back.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:42 PM
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:34 PM
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I own both, the worst and the best, at this time.
There is nothing worse than the current Niva, I did not own any car better than my F11.
If we had an F11 here, I would own one and my answer would be different.
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Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the cars are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organised by the Swiss.

Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the cars are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:04 PM
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:24 PM
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In order of the cars I have owned

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my 07 997 Targa
my 03 M3 Convertible
my 69 Z28.... bought it in 1980 when I was 18.... still have it....and still love it
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:28 PM
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I think the F12 650i is real close for being an all around car. It's fast, comfy, sporty and full of tech. It handles pretty good for a car its size but it is that size that keeps it from being what I call the best all around car.

I'm going to choose the Infiniti G37. It's sporty, decent power, comfy and handles better than current Bimmers. Not Bimmers of the past but better than the current crop. Plus it's more economical which helps with a car being considered an all-arounder.
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