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      06-28-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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ordering M5 or get another E90 M3?

ok, i have an order sheet for a 2013 M5 and was about to pull the trigger but there is a recently traded in M3 sedan that just became available.

The M5 would be MCB/black with manual transmission, 20's, rear tv's (for kids), heads up, and bmw apps. thats it. Configured this way, i can get it for less than US base MSRP

The M3 sedan is a 2011 that is loaded and has a manual transmission. Its grey and has a sunroof which are the detractors for me. I'm probably looking at a +35K difference between the two vehicles.

i have two small kids. the car would be used really just for commuting and occasional trips to the ring when i can't bring the toy or racing.

This would be my 4th M3 if I go that route. If i get the M5, it would be my first M5. I'm just worried I would get a little tired of the size of the M5. for those that switched from M3 to M5 any regrets?
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      06-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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Go m5 if you have kids...
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      06-28-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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Get whatever you budget allows. If you can afford the M5 go that route.
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      06-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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I came from a 5 series to a 3 series... can't wait to get back into a 5. It's really a perfect sized cruiser and road rocket. You won't have any regrets with the m5... Guaranteed!
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      06-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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You should get the M5 to save the environment. <wink>
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      06-28-2012, 02:44 PM   #6
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Get the M5 so you can put more money into the economy and create more jobs! You either pay it in a car payment or taxes
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      06-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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If you can, wait a year for the new 2014 M3 sedan...
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      06-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #8
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m5 for sure, kids will love the tv's.
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      06-28-2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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I would say you are taking a big risk if you are planning to buy the M5 without a test drive.

I believe the M5 is the best car in the world right now, however, it is a very different car from the M3. A man who knows what he wants would not be cross shopping the two.
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      06-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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You can test drive another F10 5-series model to see if you like the size.

I ordered the M5, but I would most likely get the new M3 sedan if I could wait an additional year or so.

I test drove a 550i with manual transmission and thought that I could live with the somewhat large size. It does have the advantage of a more spacious interior. However, overall I would prefer a somewhat smaller and lighter car.
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