Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
FCM that shit.
According to the research I've done online so far, you are correct.
The manual M5 doesn't seem to get as many favorable reviews as I thought it would, and the SMG does. Quite the contrary to what I had expected. The car just wasn't designed with the manual transmission in mind and it was forcefully retrofitted for the American market. I read some post on a forum about how they used the E39's manual transmission, but that doesn't seem likely -- probably just some misinformed forumite.
Further, people say that there is a way to 'master' the SMG and get it to shift smoothly (e.g., quickly let off the gas while manually up-shifting, a la a proper manual transmission setup). Makes sense.
I am planning on test driving a manual 6-speed M5 back in Dallas when I get home this weekend, as well as another SMG just to compare.
I think I'm really going to do this. Put up a FS thread for my ZHP an hour ago and I'm already getting interest from potential buyers. Insane.
Oh yeah, checked with my insurance company and my premium will double with the M5 .
Edit: Just got an offer for my ZHP that I would absolutely take. HOLY SHIT!
Fuck. This is progressing way too quickly. I'm afraid I may be rushing into this. But goddammit, all day I've been thinking about this car and grinning like an idiot every time I replay the test drive in my mind. I've never felt so strongly for a car, ever.. not even the M3.
edit: yeah, too mean
I drove the M3, M5 and 1M back to back to back on a track...the M3 wins the group no question. biased viewpoint but that's why I bought it over the other two
gome, why do you hate me?!
I think as an overall package, the M3 does win, but there was something about the howl of that V10 that just really, really, really tugged at my heart. Maybe I'll test drive another M3 in Dallas, too.
well if you buy it please make sure you fill up at BP. I'm a shareholder and we could use the revenue
I will, but only if you promise to buy each and every new Apple product.
hate is a strong word.
M1 Abrams drivers make fun of M5 drivers for their mpg.
ps - Apple shareholder too. in at 80 bux
How much does an E60 M5 cost to operate? I know the old Qporte clutch is like $10K and the SMG clutch is more like $3K and both are needed too frequently for what they are, but the QP automatikas are supposed to not have the same problem....
You asked for money. Admit it.
No wonder you're divorced.
I hope on your behalf that when your kids are 24, that they will still want to have dinner with you.
Mods: change the thread title to "Cars we can't Afford but Drive After Borrowing Money from Parents"
I offer more options, in my case please fill up at Exxon, Chevron or Shell. Thanks in advance.
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