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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
Oct 09, 2003 (6:01 pm)
I'm gonna chime in as yet another one of those who bought the E39 after looking at pictures of the new 5. If the new 5 had kept any of the understated elegance that drew me to the E39, I would have waited and bought the newer model. The new 5 looks almost gaudy to me- I guess, as Bmwseller suggests, other cars will have to assume more of a Liberace-inspired look in the future before the new 5 can look understated to me again. So much for cutting edge....
Oct 09, 2003 (6:12 pm)
There is something very elegant about wagons. And they are very versatile. If BMW brings the 5er wagon here, I believe it will look better than sedan because the wagon deletes the ho hum trunk. Plus, Mercedes needs some real competition for the 04 E wagon.
#523 of 540 2004 530i
Oct 09, 2003 (9:24 pm)
Like most, I was not impress when the photos of the new 5 series first started appearing but having not only seen but rode in one, I must confess I fell in love with the new model. Photos do not do justice to this car. I looks much better in person.
#524 of 540 2004 530i
Oct 09, 2003 (9:25 pm)
Oops I meant IT looks better in person not I
Oct 10, 2003 (6:00 am)
Hi all - Since the Sedan version is no longer "future," but the wagon is, I've changed the discussion title. This discussion is also now shared with the Wagons board so that other members who are interested in talking about the wagon can join us.
The active BMW 5-Series discussion on the Sedans board is the best place to talk with other 5-series sedan owners & enthusiasts. Thanks!
Oct 11, 2003 (2:11 pm)
I've owned a 2000 5 and am buying an 04 545. Drove the 530. IMO the new 5 makes the old one look plain old.
#527 of 540 eandlcubed
Oct 13, 2003 (1:30 am)
Since they didn't sell the E55 wagon here, I've only seen a E320 wagon dressed in AMG wear once. It does help the car quite a bit, but those taillights (my main problem with that wagon) remain.
Oct 15, 2003 (12:13 pm)
blirag: maybe you're just no photogenic?!
Saw my first new 5 in person. There is good and bad.
Good news is that in the Silver color I saw, the eye brows are less noticeable, at least with the lights off. The front is acceptable, but I wonder how it would look lit up; things could get ugly. I would not choose a color that had a sharp contrast to those eye brows.
The trunk becomes the sore spot, IMO. Still looks hump-backed to me. A wagon could address this, though.
A Silver wagon could actually address both my beefs with the design.
Oct 17, 2003 (9:30 am)
white new '04 530i. The new body style looks quite nice in white.
#530 of 540 When does the new 5 wagon hit the states?
Oct 28, 2003 (7:31 pm)