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#1 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 10:08 PM
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I visited carsurvey.org and read some pretty decent reports on this model BMW. I am stepping up from an E36 model 320iA and totally loved the car, but needed a larger vehicle. I just turned down a 528iA from a US owner and have already purchased the 520iA. Was wondering if any owners here could give any insight to the ride quality and ownership experience?

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The e39 is an EXCELLENT car with great road feel, etc etc, but lacks in the handling department in comparison to the 3 and even the older 5s (IMO)

My e39 just cant hang with the ol' e34

520, though? That thing is going to feel super super slow!!

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The e39 is an EXCELLENT car with great road feel, etc etc, but lacks in the handling department in comparison to the 3 and even the older 5s (IMO)

My e39 just cant hang with the ol' e34

520, though? That thing is going to feel super super slow!!
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Thanks for the input. I'm excited about the car, no doubt, but I think I kinda knew what the overall performance was gonna be like, and getting up to speed. I really wanted a bigger car than my E36 320i, but the fuel economy / performance ratio was soo sweet on the 320i I said what the hell, grab the 520i.

I receive the car in June, so I am a bit excited, and anxious.

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which I could be in the bahamas right now drinkin on a nice cold one on the beach.

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which I could be in the bahamas right now drinkin on a nice cold one on the beach.
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err: I mean WISH

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