Thread: Z4m or e39 m5
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      05-19-2020, 08:23 PM   #7
Second Lieutenant

Drives: 2011 X5M, 2006 Z4M
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Western NY

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Originally Posted by wdb View Post
I pondered buying one, but it was hard to justify because I really don't need a hot rod sedan in the stable, so it would be an "extra" vehicle with no specific purpose.

I'd still like to drive one someday.
In reverse order, that's my ownership experience of the E39 in a nutshell. I had to experience owing one, and I'm glad I did in spite of the expense. It ended up as an orphan in my collection (perhaps 4 or 5 cars) at the time. In the end, I decided it wasn't ideal as a DD and the weekend use/trips were better suited to the Z4M or the Lotus Esprit.
'11 X5M Carbon Black, Velos tune, Vorsteiner bits
'06 Z4M Carbon Black, original owner, no mods
'14 Lotus Evora S
'13 Subaru BRZ, track & autox car