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Old 01-27-2019, 06:46 PM   #1
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F10 M5

Am I crazy to consider an F10 M5 (6M, obviously) as a second vehicle (e36 doesn't count)? 90%+ of our driving is highway, and it'd be great to have something more fun than the X5 to transport the whole family on our frequent trips around New England. Has anyone here driven one? I'm concerned about the steering primarily.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:18 PM   #2
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Iíve never driven one, but one thing Iíd think about is the fact that it wasnít really designed for a manual transmission. Some of the stuff Iíve read about it suggest the manual is an odd match.

One of the cars not many think about in this category is the Chevy SS. Iíd look at that one too. It sounds like a modern E39 M5.
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Old 01-29-2019, 04:10 PM   #3
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The F10 never seemed to set the M5 market on fire. Kind of like the Meh version. Even though the E60 is a basket case upkeep wise it still seem more radical then the F10.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:06 PM   #4
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I haven't driven one, but unlike regular RWD f10s, the M5 got hydraulic steering so maybe that helps a bit. I know it's almost a cliche, but have you looked into a chevy SS ?
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:18 PM   #5
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It's funny that a couple of others have mentioned the SS. I'm not sure, but I *may* be the only one on the board that actually found a 6 speed SS to drive? It was brilliant fun to drive, and I regret not buying it, though a week with a Mustang GT also reminded me what it's like to live with V8 fuel economy (not great, Bob).

The F10 bores me, even in M5 guise. But the same is true of most BMWs. I guess it might be kind of neat to own a stick, but it doesn't strike me as a car that would be particularly fun to drive. I think I'd rather have an Alfa QV, if we're being totally honest, even if it didn't have a stick.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:05 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. You're all probably right. I'm yearning for something fun that can also transport the whole family and am pretty stumped. I was looking at 997s and 991s for a while but it's looking like those aren't going to be big enough for an overnight trip with all of us...

I'm going to try to wrap my head around a 4 seater just to use locally on the weekends that we can all take in a pinch and use the X5 (not horribly unfun with 445hp) for all overnight trips.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:08 PM   #7
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Why not an M3 then? 4 door for the family
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:29 PM   #8
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Why not an M3 then? 4 door for the family
Right, M3 sedan with a roof box.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:36 PM   #9
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Why not an M3 then? 4 door for the family
Yup, definitely a consideration! CPO / used ones are pretty affordable (at least compared to new). I was hoping the F10 M5 would be just a bigger M3, but apparently it's not. Regardless, I'll try to drive both.
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:39 PM   #10
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Zach wouldn't be caught dead driving his family around on weekends in Chevy Malibu.
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