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View Poll Results: So which would you rather be seen in by the hottest girl in town?
M3 for t3h win 18 24.66%
M5 for teh win (plus 4 door) 54 73.97%
:coffeemug: 1 1.37%
Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-12-2005, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default 2001 M3 or 2000 M5? Which would you buy?

M3


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M5




I would update the headlights and taillights to LED of course. Both are surprisingly similar in price and milage in the used market. This is just for poops and giggles of course
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:07 PM   #2
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M5 > M3, but it's hard to resist Laguna Seca Blue *drool*

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Old 08-12-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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M5. Perfect comfort/performance sedan, IMO. It just does something for me the M3 never has.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:09 PM   #4
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M5. Perfect comfort/performance sedan, IMO. It just does something for me the M3 never has.
Exactly.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:09 PM   #5
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M5.

it's a man's car.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:10 PM   #6
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Is this really a question?

M5 you dolt!
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:11 PM   #7
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M5. It's harder to be beaten by teh STi.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:11 PM   #8
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I've always had a soft spot for E39 M5's. The new ones look like random pieces of scrap metal riveted together.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:13 PM   #9
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bar brawl.

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Old 08-12-2005, 12:14 PM   #10
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E46 M3 is a slightly better handling car, better if you're going to be running the car on track, and has slightly better brakes.

E39 M5 is teh ultimate family sedan. If I could have any 5 and only 5 street cars, the M5 would be on my list, and the M3 wouldn't.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:15 PM   #11
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m5 ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:15 PM   #12
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M5, no question.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:16 PM   #13
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I personally hate the raspy exhaust note of the M3. The M5 is just so much more car for the money!
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:17 PM   #14
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Drive both.
The answer is self evident and explains the poll results thus far.

E39 M5 > *

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Old 08-12-2005, 12:17 PM   #15
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M5, no question.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:17 PM   #16
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I've always had a soft spot for E39 M5's. The new ones look like random pieces of scrap metal riveted together.
same here...i'm not a fan of the new looks, maybe it'll grow on me. But the blue M5 posted above gives me the tingles. Whenever i see one on the road I cant stop staring. That blue is my favorite color too.

There is a silver M5 that is asking $35899 with 45,000miles on it just 20 miles from me. I'm struggling to hold back. I'm getting a raise this month and it has my mind wondering where it shouldnt be.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:19 PM   #17
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I'm in the minority here, which is odd. I prefer the m3 as the m5 is just too big for my tastes. I actually find it interesting that so many here prefer the m5 as a number of you, quentinberg007 has gone on to extol the virtues of lighter weight cars in a thread or two as of late.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:20 PM   #18
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i've driven neither, so i really wouldn't know, but the M3 SEEMS like a lighter, more sporting car while the M5 seems like a heavier highway cruiser..

if that's true i think i'd take the 3..
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:20 PM   #19
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There is a silver M5 that is asking $35899 with 45,000miles on it just 20 miles from me. I'm struggling to hold back I'm getting a raise this month and it has my mind wondering where it shouldnt be.
That's not a bad price, but honestly, I don't think anybody under 30 should be driving an M5. It's a mature car for mature enthusiasts.




That said, given the option, I'd drive one all day long.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:21 PM   #20
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M5 in Lemans Blue for the ULTIMATE WIN!
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:22 PM   #21
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M5 is obvious the winnar

5 beats 3, like rock beats sissors.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:22 PM   #22
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M5 all day everyday.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:23 PM   #23
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:23 PM   #24
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i wanna change my vote to "Imported M5 Touringwagon"
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:23 PM   #25
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Older M5 will most likley be out of warranty and they are not cheap to upkeep. But they are beasts and beautiful to look at.

I have an M3 and wouldnt mind an M5 at all. However maybe when I am a little older and need the 4 doors.


I voted for the M5.
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