New Member, What To Buy...
So I'm rapidly becoming a BMW fanboy (much to the chagrin of some friends) and have been a lurker around these parts for some time. Since I'm looking to buy a new vehicle over the next few months, I thought I'd go ahead and join in the discussion. Any advice is more than welcomed here.
2009 328xi, nice car, perfect entry level into BMW. Love it, but ready to upgrade to a bigger ride, more "back-seat friendly", more "get up" etc.
2006-2009 550i - love the stance, love the sound. I've read you don't get a ton more performance out of the V8 than you would in a 535xi, but the stance, engine note, interior styling may make it worth the $$.
2008-2010 535xi - Nothing wrong with this car, but definitely not the sexy choice, especially when you consider...
2006 M5 - This is the goal. However, I have to go into more mileage/older model year to attain this. This also needs to be an every-day driver. I get that I need all-weather tires, etc. but can somebody help me out here? Can this truly be an every-day-driver? Or should I play it relatively safe with the 535/550 and live to fight another day with the M's? Is 60k miles some kind of "break point" that I don't know about on this vehicle?
Any insight would be appreciated.
Thanks - WS.
Welcome to Bimmerwerkz.
Do you live in an area that gets snow half the year, or is it sunny all year?
Personally, go with an M5. The M cars are by far worth every penny for a clean example. The E39 M5's (1998-2004) are by far my favorite. 400hp V8, which is highly tunable to 1,000hp on the original block and pistons (Forced Induction required). I know several people who DD an M3 year round with the snow. If you live in an area with snow just make sure you get a second set of wheels with dedicated snow tires and you should be fine. Also make sure you clean it often and inspect for rust.
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