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Old 03-11-2005, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll be purchasing one of the two vehicles shortly, and i have no idea which to choose. m3 is the ideal car for me but then just recently the 545 caught my eye. but after going on to the 5 series forum and reading about the e60 and it's defaults and flaws i got a little worried.

i dont want to be heading back to the dealership every other week.

if anyone can help me out that'd be great.

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get the 05 M3, and get it in 6spd Manual, not SMG,

The m3 = faster and more nimble, and so extremely capable, its amazing right out of the box, needs no upgrades, and will be freaking awesome to drive.
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I would get the M3. But I am a single guy with no other responsibilities other than to feed myself and pay rent. The M3 will give you a much more sporty experience at a lower fuel consumption rate. Oh, and please, please, please get the 6-speed and not the SMG.

I didn't know so much was going wrong with the E60... I was thinking about getting one a couple of years from now
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What are your needs in from the car? Are you going to be putting a child seat in the back? Picking up family from the airport when they come in? Need to have room for four adults for more than 15 minutes at a time? These are all things that you should think about before purchasing either one. If you are going to be doing these things, or simliar things, I would say go for the 545i. But if non of these things are what you are going to be doing then get the M3.
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i would get the m3 but thats just me

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go for the m3... unless you have to tote arround people
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well. if u want both of those. the comfort of a five series and speed of a m3. get an M5. ya baby. but. its expensive lol. btw. i would get the m3. but it all depends
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of course i will be getting the 6 speed. im quite scared of the smg having problems and causing loads of cash put in to fix it. i'm old fashion and simple.

i like mechanical cars but then the 545 is computerized so yeah.
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