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.
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
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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