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Thread: i luv my 88' m5!!! no SMG!!!
01-09-2006 08:36 PM #1
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Me too, but I love the new one too...
I am a BMW purist and felt the same way about the new M5's SMG until I drove it. BMW finally got the system right. I never liked it on the M3, but this is completly different.
I had a progression of 5 series BMWs. I traded an e34 1994 530i/Dinan5 for an e39 540i sport 6 speed, with the Dinan stuff too. Planned on an e39 M5 when it came out, but I never felt any sort of attachment to my e39, it had no feel.
A year later I started searching for my '88 M5 (purchased with 37,000 miles), and never gave it a second thought. That was until I drove the new M5. This car may get me back in a new BMW (BMW brought back the steering feel), but I do want to wait until BMW irons out the normal first year problems, and I still have hopes for a Touring version in the US.
2006 MINI Cooper S JCW lightweight GP, on order
2004 325xiT, wife's car
2003 MINI Cooper S, tons of mods
1997 318ti/Dinan3, supercharged
01-11-2006 03:23 AM #6
I'd buy the M5 Touring in a flash......
I'm currently waiting for the new M3 in a couple of years to decide whether it'll be the M5 or M3. I went from a 2002 M3 to a 2003 M3 to a 2003 M5 back to a 2004 M3....all M3's with SMG (I love it on the track). I sold the E39 M5 for the same reason...no feel to the car. Lots of power but no soul.
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