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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Bought an E39 M5. Probably sell the E92. i love the M3 but i feel kinda stupid just clicking the DCT back and forth and zooming around, the capabilities of the car are amazing but there's a disconnect and I wish it were lighter, given it's size. i will experiment with the M5 and see how I like living with it. I am expecting near E92 M3-like power delivery except with a manual, and then the packaging that I'm used to in an older 5er with the traditional BMW interior. I see myself liking it a lot more than the M3 over the long term.
    Also, frankly i missed having a sunroof. :p
     


  2. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Wow didn't see that coming at all. Respect. Do whatever you want.
     


  3. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Nice. What colour combo? Post some pics if you can! And I feel you re: DCT. While more spartan in nature, I almost preferred SMG to it but that might also have something to do with me preferring the old M3 to the new 5. Obviously 6-speed would rule all.

    My day 3 update: steering is heavy and fantastic. One of the best things about the car.
     
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  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The later and fast wagons rule, they are inconspicuous, blistering fast and you can carry 4 people a dog and all your crap.



    A mate of mine just got a W212 E63S 4-matic, which is going in for a little 800hp tune up.
     


  5. Rumpelstiltskin

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    I love the FF
     
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    Find Finn Senior member

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    Superfluous Senior member

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    What's with all the station wagon and hatchback love? :uhoh:
     


  8. poorsod

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    Apparently the extra weight over the back axle of the wagon helps in acceleration. There is a review where they preferred the 4 matic e63 wagon AMG over the sedan because the back weight helps correct the under steer. Personally, I prefer cars that go ridiculously fast to look anything but.
     


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    HRoi Senior member

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    But the extra weight will make it more of a bitch to launch. I suppose instrumented testing doesn't lie though
     


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    Argh, I universally loathe fast hatchbacks and wagons. FF, Avants, down to the WRX. "To each their own" and all that but it's too much compromise and they just look too utilitarian.
     


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    Do you drive as fast as you can to work everyday?
     


  12. Huntsman

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    I love all GT cars, and some hatchbacks are like mini-GT cars, so I kind of get that (plus I drive an M Coupe), but I have never, ever understood, in any way, why people love wagons/estates. They are always ugly. The only thing about them is the notion that they are contradictory: a utility style vehicle with, sometimes, ridiculous performance simply because it can be done. To me, that is just mashing together things that have no need to be together.

    ~ H
     


  13. poorsod

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    Where I am, you can be pulled over even if you are going just a little faster than the pace of traffic. A friend of mine got pulled over even though he was going the pace of traffic (cops had a speed trap that pulled several cars in a row). I suspect traffic tickets are an additional source of income for the local government. Better not to be noticed IMO.
     


  14. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    The FF is too insect-like for my tastes. It's also huge and yet doesn't have a 'wow look at that Ferrari' presence about it.

    My wagon love has been waning lately. I think it depends on the city where you live, the surrounding cars, the architecture and roads that frame them, and your station in life (it's more romantic to have a hi-perf wagon when you are a family man and like utility plus the cachet) - and we're not talking regular forest green over beige 520d and E500 wagons and shit, I'm talking M5T's, E63T's, RS4's, Alfa 159's, and so on. I think it helps if you're in a surrounding where there are other wagons as a normal form factor, and the high performance stanced-out versions stick out, like Japan or Europe. One of my fond memories of Tokyo way back was when I was just a student and I saw all these little Japanese housewives driving white (then-brand new) W211 E55T's - all that chrome badging, the quad pipes, the bulbous E55 stance and aero, the big brakes - that was like a real movement I saw at the time, it was so fresh to me having come from America, and it looked awesome in Tokyo.

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  15. brokeassp

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    Good to see some fellow BRZ/FR-S owners in here
     


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