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      10-08-2008, 07:52 PM   #1
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used m5 vs new m3....opinions

Hey there folks what would you guys go for the new m3 coupe or a used e60 m5?

Which one is faster and which one is overall a good daily driver...
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      10-08-2008, 07:55 PM   #2
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M5 is faster. Better daily driviver and more comfy. I pick the M5.
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      10-08-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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yeah i think of m3 more as a track car and the m5 has a lot more room. your winning either way tho
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      10-08-2008, 07:59 PM   #4
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anyone got piks of a modded m5?

My friends m5 with tubi exhaust sounds nicer then a ferrari...
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      10-08-2008, 08:00 PM   #5
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ive been looking and a 07 m5 can be had in the upper 50's. A 40k drop in one year can only mean a win for the buyer...

An 06 m5 can be had for high 40s or low low 50's...

Keep in mind they all come fully loaded..
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      10-08-2008, 08:07 PM   #6
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I had them both... I'd say go with the M5 for the price, if gas mileage doesn't bother you. If you want something more nimble, then go for the m3.
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      10-08-2008, 08:11 PM   #7
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I personally like only 2 doors... So it's M3 for me, or maybe one day a M6
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      10-08-2008, 08:34 PM   #8
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Don't forget about considering warranty. What is it 4 years? so if you get an 06, the warranty is over in 2010. Unless you get extended warranty or if you're planning on keeping it 2 years +, don't do it. If you do get extended warranty, I say get it.
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      10-08-2008, 08:47 PM   #9
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The M5 is great, but it's really at the end of it's product lifecycle.
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I'm sure you'll be like damn it when a f10 m5 rolls by lol.
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      10-08-2008, 09:13 PM   #10
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I had the same dilemma and I went with the E92 M3 because of the maintenance and I like driving smaller cars. You cannot go wrong with either one.
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      10-08-2008, 09:21 PM   #11
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I like a small sportier car like the M3, the M3 out sells the M5 here so resale is better on the M3. M5 to me feels and looks like a big car and I have one of those, a X5.
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If all is equal then I take the M5. However do some research on the M5board regarding the issues when your warranty runs out on the M5. I get 4 full years with the M3 so that tipped the favor to the M3.
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      10-08-2008, 10:28 PM   #13
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kind of unrelated, but my buddy is selling his 2007 M6 to buy and M3 coupe.

He drove mine and it was all over. He says mine drives more predictably and feels more like an extension of your self. Very tight, small, and controllable. He's afraid to throw his M6 into tight downhill turns like off-ramps where the m3, you just slam it in the corner.

i would agree.
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Hey there folks what would you guys go for the new m3 coupe or a used e60 m5?

Which one is faster and which one is overall a good daily driver...
i had the e60 m5.. i sold it for the m3...
m5 is faster but the m3 is a better daily driver.. better car imo.
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      10-08-2008, 10:36 PM   #15
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i wont be keeping the car too long....i never do maybe a year or so the most... so im not worried about warranty....

Just in time to pick up a gt3
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i wont be keeping the car too long....i never do maybe a year or so the most... so im not worried about warranty....

Just in time to pick up a gt3
Did you test drive both the e60 m5 as well as the e9x m3? Maybe you'll change your mind.
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      10-08-2008, 11:08 PM   #17
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M5 would be cool but i always consider when the body style changes.. i hate driving an out of style car
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      10-09-2008, 01:33 AM   #18
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Some ppl have told me to go with a used M5 but I agree with rsmamg. Thas why i chose the E90 M3.
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      10-09-2008, 01:52 AM   #19
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if i wanted a 4 door car with lots of room, i'd go for the m5... if i dont need the room, i'll take the m3 coupe for its looks.

oh and there's always something special bout getting a brand new car.... but if you can get a deal on the m5, go for it!
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      10-09-2008, 04:19 AM   #20
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If you are 40 and older have a wife and kids...it's a no brainer.

If you are single or just with a girlfriend...it's a no brainer.
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      10-09-2008, 04:51 AM   #21
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Always M5!
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      10-09-2008, 08:00 AM   #22
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I sold my 2006 M5 for a 2008 M3 E90 (DCT) and I have no regrets. With the new DCT gearbox, the M3 is faster than the M5 and definitely more nimble. This may not be true with 6 speed. The DCT is leaps and bounds better than SMG, the shifts are lightning fast in S mode and smooth as silk in D mode.

The M5 is roomier but really depends on your own physique and how often you have rear passengers. Both are good cars and you really can't go wrong but I think the M3 (DCT) just pips the M5.
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