Why purchase anything else!
By Fritz on
2000 BMW M5 4dr Sedan
This car has the best fuel economy of any 5 passenger family sedan I have ever driven. The documented mileage of 12/19 is bogus, mine runs 18/25 regularly over the last 2 years. The stiffness of the suspension is not liked by all, but the enjoyment of handling is superior to even the greatest retro muscle cars Detroit is pumping out today. Why waste 40K or more on poorly designed gas guzzling US auto manufacturers where it is obvious they are still 10 years behind BMW. This ride is a pure joy, especially on open highways, in unpopulated areas, with no foliage, like West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Just a nice 4-door family sedan for grocery shopping!
The VANOS motor!! Absolutely incredible. The over sized brakes. You will stop!! The performance suspension. It will handle!! The tastefully done wheels.
A better GPS/nav system would be helpful. Due to the speed and performance of the car if you miss a turn, you better pull over and stop to let the slow nav system catch up and re-route. I have used my Garmin Nuvi to keep up with me. Far superior to the factory unit.