Originally Posted by JayJay
I've owned 5's and have driven 3's as loaner cars. Space, power, and handling were all better in the 5's compared to the 3's. During my ownership of each 5, I never once wished I had gotten a 3 instead.
What 5 vs. what 3? There are many different variants. A 550 is faster than a 325i, but a 335i is way faster than any 525i or 530. Did the two cars you compared have sports packages? You need to know the cars before you compare. Also, new M3 versus new M5 the M3 will handle better.