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  • 11-19-2008, 06:51 PM
    Net1961

    Re: If not M5 wait for the twin turbo V8 sport pack

  • 08-13-2008, 11:03 PM
    bmwtech2003

    If not M5 wait for the twin turbo V8 sport pack

  • 06-22-2008, 02:36 AM
    aronis

    Rare car.

    You can't beat an RS6 for a year round daily drive which will out perform 90% of all cars in the dry and 99.9999% with any precipitation on the road. Finding a low miliage M5 is easy since they spend more time in the Garage than on the road, but finding a low milage RS6 is not so easy. 70000 miles on mine.
  • 03-28-2008, 03:50 PM
    mike

    Re: So if no the M5..then what? Which 4 door sedan

    yes i did the 2 day Porsche school
    it was simply awesome
  • 02-13-2008, 10:00 AM
    m5guido

    Re: So if no the M5..then what? Which 4 door sedan

    Mike, Interesting dilemma....

    Fundamentally though, the concept of precision handling and 4 door sedan are not compatible because of the sedans weight. Especially considering your reference points of the 911 and M3!

    Now that being said, a question comes to mind...Have you ever been to a performance driving school? Like the ones put on by the Audi, BMW, and Porsche clubs?

    If not, I would recommend attending one before buying your next "fun" car. You will get a whole new appreciation for what your German machinery is capable of....and become a MUCH better driver in the process.

    guido




  • 01-28-2008, 04:02 PM
    lezonebay

    are we looking for a race car ? neither one's good

    get a Lotus and you beat the heck out of them both. or an M3...
    race cars are entirely different then street cars. just because a car is faster on the track it has absolutely no connection to being a better street car. If anything it usually the opposite !
    <a href="http://mydrive.roadfly.com/photos/pic.php?u=56726KDZYN&i=8969"><img src="http://mydrive.roadfly.com/photos/pic.php?u=56726KDZYN&i=8969" border="0"></a>


    1997 BMW 840CiA
    1990 BMW Z1
    2002 Astro Van AWD
    1999 Astro Van 2WD
    2002 Lexus GS300
    2007 Mazda CX9 AWD
    1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze

  • 07-05-2007, 08:56 AM
    shep01

    30,000 miles on my 550....

    excellent 4 door - sport, active everything, 24 way seats - category king for sure<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/chuckd/shepsig.jpg">

  • 06-20-2007, 10:48 PM
    the e92 M3 comes out...TxShepM3

    Facing the same "dilemma"...may do the RS4 until

  • 11-07-2006, 10:09 AM
    grizzy727

    I meant as replacement for m3-- m5 possibly

    thanks for your thoughts and wishes :)

    Mike
  • 11-05-2006, 10:40 PM
    Bm5

    Re: How did you arrive at THAT post, from his?

    Just communicating to the gentleman if his m3, 911 and m5 leave him wishing for more, then it may be time for custom toys.

    As for simplicity, I think you've done a fine job expressing your emotions. Care to try it again?
  • 11-05-2006, 10:20 PM
    pcdoumas

    How did you arrive at THAT post, from his?

    Would have been easier if you just said:

    I am jealous and bitter.
  • 11-05-2006, 05:54 PM
    tlennen

    Re: You make good points.

    Certainly not with the new M5. I meant the old one.
  • 11-05-2006, 01:13 AM
    Bm5

    If 500Hp isn't enough

    then maybe you have finally outgrown your local streets/highways. With two impressive machines in your garage that are fully capable of causing drama, I wonder why a 4 door rocket is necessary. If your thirst for speed means owning the baddest 4 door around...it's time to tinker. You will not find what you're looking for off the showroom. Learn the trade of the tuners...what you'll end up with is purely dependent of your level of taste. But then again, most people in the M5 market are impressed by the impressions of others.

    If you desire the limelight as you cruise down your local commute, please, just spend more money on a car than anyone else. Well, I can think of a few other ways but you get the idea.
  • 11-04-2006, 08:07 PM
    pcdoumas

    You make good points.

    But there is no comaparison between these two cars.

    Ridiculous.
  • 11-04-2006, 12:36 PM
    tlennen

    Re: Let's get serious here.

    Peter,

    I have had an E39 M5 and two 540's. I had a CTS as a company car and have driven the V several times. It is not a BMW, but for the money the CTS platform is a tremendous value. There are some typically stupid GM things on the cars, but they handle very well, actually are really reliable and have a great sound/XM/Nav system.

    PS why are there so many very low mileage used E60 M5's on the market at dramatically lower prices relative to how well the E39 M5 used prices have held? Not flaming, just wondering.
  • 11-03-2006, 02:56 AM
    pcdoumas

    Let's get serious here.

  • 11-02-2006, 09:24 AM
    bob.knox

    Have you driven one? It's just another option.

  • 11-01-2006, 09:30 PM
    pcdoumas

    Are you freakin kidding me?

  • 11-01-2006, 05:45 PM
    bob.knox

    CTS-V with mods for Rear Wheel Hop

    Just watch the clutch dumps because the rear diff. is made of glass. Great $/fun ratio, so with the money you save, you can afford the $6k for a bullet proof aftermarket rear end. The brakes are stellar, and the handling is pretty good out of the box, but I'm sure here again Eibach springs and sways would greatly improve the grip. That American V8 sound will give you chills too.

    If not that, then spend $20k on a fully sorted and mint e28 M5. Of all the cars I've driven, this is still in my top 5 especially with the rear SLS delete, BMW M-Tech springs, and adjustable Dinan sways.

    Bob K.
  • 11-01-2006, 01:15 AM
    dfranci

    Re: So if no the M5..then what? Which 4 door sedan...

    Check out the four door Porsche...

    http://www.autoinsidernews.com/2006/05/19/porsche-to-build-panamera-in-leipzig/iMpulse
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