Originally Posted by KBW
I'd take a 550 over a 3. I just bought a condo right off campus as gas prices, my firm being right off campus, fiance four hours away at med school, and the fact that my schedule will be spread out the next two years in grad school it made sense to live off campus instead of my lakehouse 25 mins away...I can look outside my window and count 8-10 3 series and not one 5. There's far too many 3's out there and I live near the greenville/spartanburg bmw factory so that makes the 3 even more numerous (workers there get them on lease extremely cheap with free service/tires/etc). I've never liked them though. I've driven a 550 and my mother had an m6 for a while and those two and the current higher end x5 are the only current bmws i'd own.
So you have a condo, a lake house, and your mother had an m6... yeah, those gas prices must really be killing you.