First off let me start by saying i have searched the forums and found a few 5.0 threads, read them just have a few more questions/comments.
Alright so I'm in a 335i right now but my lease is up in December. I've pretty much narrowed it down to these two options. This will be the first car I'll be financing 100% on my own and I really want to make sure I make the right choice. I've driven the 5.0 but have yet to drive the m3, I'm expecting it to drive similar to my 335i but with much more power down low and a more refined suspention. In a perfect world I would love to have a 2010+ e92 and go mod crazy on it, but that's not the case as I we'll know parts for an m3 don't come cheap. So here's biggest question, which would you choose. A close to fbo auto 5.0 or a DCT m3 with a full exhaust and maybe a tune?
Here's my break down of the two.
-Getting out of an e92
-cheaper mods, (both cosmetic and performance)
-Amazing exhaust note
-Better on gas
-Visabilty is much better
-IDrive < ford sync
-IMO second only to the gtr, its the best looking car for <100k
-Aftermarket parts and expensive as hell
-Fuel economy is guna be worse
-Much better transmition + paddle shifters
-Get to stay on the e90 forums
I would love to hear from others that have driven/owned a 5.0 too!!!