Last post on Nov 17, 2007 at 5:15 AM
You are in the BMW 5-Series
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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#4 of 6 Re: What Cars are E39 5-Series Owners Buying? [lovemyclk]
Oct 22, 2007 (4:35 pm)
That's funny, I am double nickel age wise as well
I recently tested the following cars as I consider replacing my '03 530i (non-SP but have 17s all around with Michelin PS2s):
All 2008 models:
Mercedes C300 Sport
C300 Sport 4Matic
Audi S5 (manual)
Honda EX-L V6 Sedan
BMW 335i Coupe
I really thought I wanted either a 4-wheel drive sedan or coupe. The acceleration penalty weighs heavily on my mind though If I were to buy another RWD car it would be another 5-Series since I know based on 8 winters in 2 different E39a that with the right set of tires I can easily negotiate 6-8 inches of fresh snow (without a lot of hill climbing).
So I am still looking to drive the:
BMW 335xi Coupe (only 3-Series design I like)
Accord Coupe EX-L V6
Infiniti G37 Coupe 4-wheel drive when they come out
I know that Accord seems out of place but I drove the sedan and was very impressed. Plus I know how they handle in the snow since I had 3 Accords and 2 Acura Legends. I do like RWD handling dynamics better but the new Accords really do tame any torque steer even using exuberant throttle.
I'd be happy to share more thoughts on any of my test drives and how it stacks up to an E39.
#5 of 6 Re: What Cars are E39 5-Series Owners Buying? [manybmws]
Oct 22, 2007 (8:27 pm)
I'd be very interested in your thoughts about the new S5. Sat in one over the weekend - demo model was on the road in a "very prolonged" test drive and the black/black model in the showroom was just sold!
A more "emotional" design than many from Audi and I was impressed, but have no seat time on the road. Of the cars you drove, I've only considered the 535 & 335 coupe - was very impressed with both. 535 seems to fit me better, but the coupe is also fine with the b-pillar moved back due to longer doors.
Nov 17, 2007 (5:15 am)
Has anyone bought one of these?