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View Poll Results: E34 M5 or E39 540i/6 speed
E34 M5 15 38.46%
E39 540i/ 6speed 24 61.54%
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
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E34 M5 or E39 540i/6

Just out of curiosity what is a faster/ better (handling and all around) car? Which would you personally take?

thanx in advance
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:46 PM   #2
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as much as I like 6spd 540's, its still no "M"

My motto has always been:
Always take the prev gen M over the next generation highest "non-M"

eg. E36 M3 over E46 330ci.
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:55 PM   #3
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My motto has always been:
Always take the prev gen M over the next generation highest "non-M"
So where's ur E28 M5 lol
just palyin man
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:31 PM   #4
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So where's ur E28 M5 lol
just palyin man

aw sheit,
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:02 PM   #5
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So where's ur E28 M5 lol
just palyin man
ahhah....technically he's exempt since he owns a 535 which isn't the top of the line bimmer @ that time....the 540 was
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:08 PM   #6
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ahhah....technically he's exempt since he owns a 535 which isn't the top of the line bimmer @ that time....the 540 was

ahhah...."TECHNICALLY" I'm not exempt since I own a 535 which WAS the top of the line "5 series" at that "TIME" (1992)


540 was introduced in 94. no hard feelings though
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:00 AM   #7
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as much as I like 6spd 540's, its still no "M"

My motto has always been:
Always take the prev gen M over the next generation highest "non-M"

eg. E36 M3 over E46 330ci.
Gamite, if you know how many problems you can get with an M5 and the price of each parts to fix them (M parts are unique to M cars).
Then you would choose the 540i.
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:17 PM   #8
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E36 M3 over E46 330ci.
damn.. i really can't imagine that choice..
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:19 PM   #9
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^^^^^^^^^^good point
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:29 PM   #10
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I donno man, I'd take a 2004 330ci ZHP (//m package) over a E36 M3, even if it was pretty mint. The only way I wouldn't would be if it was supercharged or turbo'd, drop with sum nice 19' BBS rims.


Back on topic.
For stock performance i'd take the M5.
For stock looks i'd take the 540i. I like the styling on the e39s
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:32 PM   #11
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I donno man, I'd take a 2004 330ci ZHP (//m package) over a E36 M3, even if it was pretty mint. The only way I wouldn't would be if it was supercharged or turbo'd, drop with sum nice 19' BBS rims.


Back on topic.
For stock performance i'd take the M5.
For stock looks i'd take the 540i. I like the styling on the e39s

Think about it this way, however much you spend on that E46, you could have done to the E36 M3, and made it that much cooler. Plus, an E36 M3 is about 20 grand cheaper, and that 20 grand can go directly to mods!


However, when cars get older, maintenance can go up, like in the case of the M5.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:04 PM   #12
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I donno man, I'd take a 2004 330ci ZHP (//m package) over a E36 M3, even if it was pretty mint. The only way I wouldn't would be if it was supercharged or turbo'd, drop with sum nice 19' BBS rims.


Back on topic.
For stock performance i'd take the M5.
For stock looks i'd take the 540i. I like the styling on the e39s
Check the price on a 04 330ci and then a E36 M3.

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My motto has always been:
Always take the prev gen M over the next generation highest "non-M"
I agree with that but sometimes you just want a newer car with better technology and a warranty.....
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Old 10-18-2004, 11:53 PM   #13
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I really really wanted to buy a E34 M5, but I got sick of the old interior look and went for something more mordern, it was a hard choice for me
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Old 10-19-2004, 05:12 AM   #14
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that's true, the E34 interior sucks compared to the E39, damn heated steering wheels might have turn my choice too.
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Most E34 M5 are 1991 year . 92-93 very rare . My point is that when e39 came out it was 1997 so we are talking about 6 years difference. I mean if you are picking up 1998 E36 M3 and comepare with 2001 330ci ,thats not so bad becuase only 3 year is the difference. In any case I would still go with 330 because E36 are getting to look dated. No offence but it came out 1991 in Europe.
When it comes to E34 M5 and 540. I would go with 540. 5-6 years difference is just to hard to get over and especialy old E34 Interior . It does not look that bad but front dash is really old. If you are into speed you are looking about 0.5 seconds loss .
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