Discussion in 'M5 (1984-present)' started by SimonH, Oct 16, 2020.
this is his midlife crisis car - bugger the practicality!
Totally exquisite.......a thing of real beauty
If I had £110,000 down the back of the sofa it would be the Porsche turbo S.
I could put up with having to use my wifes car for 4 up trips and the endless attention a 911 turbo attracts...for a quarter mile time of a smidge above 10 secs.
I enjoyed the Porsches I owned especially the turbos...on the other hand I guess an M5 (a "move along, nothing to see here" type of high performance car) is the far more sensible choice for my demographic.
If someone can live with the (lack of) practicalities of a 911, I’d have to question why they’d be driving an M5 in the first place. Surely the two live in completely incomparable market segments?
True, and parked side by side...the 911 would be the pretty girlfriend for the butch M5...if you can, then have both and swing both ways...
It is an itch you need to scratch and that particular one at Alexanders is a beauty
Both are turbod- thats about the only similarity.
For that kind of money, I would definitely be choosing a manual 991.2 GT3. NA engine is key for a "fun car" in my view.
I genuinely would have the M5 over the turbo S.
I found my turbo S boring, sounded sh1te, no storage space, no rear seats, old tech, rattles everywhere. There’s only so many times you can go flat out, granted at incredible pace, with absolutely no drama whatsoever. It didnt stir my soul, i found the C4 GTS a better car. Add to that the fact that you cant mod anything on the exhaust note without your lovely Porsche dealer voiding your warranty.
No thanks, not again
I do actually agree Scott. I know the M5 is a tick below the Porsche in performance, but is a long way ahead in other areas. It’s the petrolhead in me that keeps going round in circles, making waves in my decisions. Ultimately I know I will be sticking with BMW.
Is this one of those threads where everyone ends up deciding the car they already have is the best one
It looks like it.
Heh there is a certain logic to that though...it would be an odd choice to be in a car that you didn't think was the best one (all else being equal).
Picking the best car for someone else is pretty much impossible though.
yep we have had a fair few from Si like this!
Ha Ha Henry, love it . I just like a chat. And anyway, i already have the best car, ive been up the lakes in the X5 today, now thats a car. But it would feel good, i spend my life in a Hyundai i10 for going on 30k miles a year .
30k a year in an i10? WTF?!
I think your over thinking bud
30K a year in a Hyundai??? You must have been a bad boy in your previous life..
Karma's a bitch...or in this case a South Korean wheelbarrow.
Ha Ha, the near 30k miles a year in the i10, pays for all the M5s
remember my fathers logic of having a Saab instead of his Beemers was it was wrong to turn up a client’s for a meeting in a better car than them - I assume your clients drive Kia Picantos and you don’t want to show them up?!
you kept that quiet, good cars the Hyundai’s