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Thread: Looking for M5 ownership description especially compared to E30

  1. #1
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    Jul 2013
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    1989 325i 4 Door 5sp

    Looking for M5 ownership description especially compared to E30

    Hi all I posted a thread on the e30 forum and I realize it may have made more sense to post here. Included a link below. I am located in Connecticut near New Haven anybody have one of these cars I would like to meet up to get a ride and idea what itís like and would be happy to bring something fun from my collection to share.

    Anyone owned an E28 M5 / compare to E30 non M3?

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    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Western Pennsylvania
    My Cars
    335i 328i, 535xit, ++

    I've owned both and still own 2 E28 M5s. (Sorry, I'm in western PA...) My E30 was a convertible. Can't really compare a 3 to a 5 because a 3 is a "sports"car and a 5 is a "road" car... (I currently own 3 3 series, 5 5 series including 4 M5s, 2 2002s and an X5.) It also depends a great deal on what you want to do with it and, to some extent, whether it is a daily driver. There are major limits to what you can do to an E28 M5 without really destroying its value. But you can do just about anything to an E30 and there will always be somebody interested in it. E28 M5s feel fast. Driving response is quick and direct for both cars. E28 is more solid, especially at speed. Oh, and there is room...not like E38 room, but a decent amount. The E28 is just a little more comfortable. If you are serious about this, just find an E28 and drive it so you can see how they feel compared to your E30. You wouldn't have much opportunity to open up an M5 on a test drive anyway. And if you are just looking for a different driver, there are plenty of other BMW options in the same price range that will never be worth less than they are today.
    Current BMWs: 11 total. '12 X5, '09 E93 335i convertible, '09 E91 328i touring, '08 E93 328i convertible, '08 E61 535ix touring, '02 E39 M5, '91 E34 M5,(2) '88 E28 M5s, '75 2002, 74 2002,
    Prior BMWs: Every E-body 5 series including tourings and every E-body 3 series. '74 2002 tii
    BMW's run forever and are surprisingly easy to work on. The more you learn about how they tick, the more you save!

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    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Mercer Island, WA
    My Cars
    88 E30iC, 01 X5, 95 E38
    I posted a response in the E30 thread of the same title...

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