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View Poll Results: BMW M5 (E39)
Sub-zero 5 17.86%
Cool 7 25.00%
Uncool 12 42.86%
Seriously Uncool 4 14.29%
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That's quite a tricky one. The E28 and E32 cars were definitely cool because they had more-or-less the engine from a bona fide supercar but didn't look much different to a 518i. They were proper sleepers needing only badge deletion to complete the effect. The later cars have got progressively more shouty and obvious and have lost some of the sleeper effect, and slapping M-Sport badges on diesel X1s and 116is doesn't do much for them.
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I liked the look of this model. I wunt mind having one at some point but I think this BMW is a while off 635i level of kudos.
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I would love one.

A great all rounder. Great on a track day, great on a school run, great on a cruise.

And a 400bhp V8 under the bonnet.
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I would love one as well and i seriously considered it late last year, all but for the astronomical repair costs when the Vanos lets go
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Cool. BMWs the best of the German marques.
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This E39 shape 5-series is quite handsome but even the M5 isn't cool. Just look at that guy driving it.
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Big. Fat. Lardy. Shed.

and Gaz (toothpaste stripes and Halfrauds kit) likes 'em

Seriously uncool
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Seriously uncool
This poll isn't about you, its about the M5
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Cool for me.
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This poll isn't about you, its about the M5


At least I could drive one. If you did the plod would stop you 'cos they'd think you'd nicked it!
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Pffft. 399 of its 400bhp is wasted on you
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Blah blah blah...BMW....blah blah ultimate driving/boring machine, take the badge off it and its bland-o-rama city, nobody would give it a second look.
(they are pretty good though...ssh I never said that !)
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Big. Fat. Lardy. Shed.


You haven't driven a 5 series have you?

They might be big but they handle like they are a lot smaller, especially the 6 cylinder variants.

Even my "little" 528SE handled better than all of the Alfa's I have owned. And if that wasn't enough it rode better than all of them too.

It was veryquiet, pretty quick well put together and was very good on fuel.

Obviously the M5 is a lot more focused and better still.

I only discovered how good the E39 was a couple of years ago. I wish I had owned one many years ago when they were newer rather than some of the other cars I owned instead.
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No. I had a 316 on an '83 'Y' plate. That was it. I don't really like big cars, even less automatics, so they really don't float my (tippy) canoe.

Perversely I would consider a 728 on the 2001 'Y' plate (whatever the heck 'e' that is)
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Why do you have a 5dr estate then?
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I recall travelling in a four year old E39 around 2000 and that the cluster lit up like a Christmas tree and it was making some worrying mechanical noises. Can't imagine what another decade would do to make it any better?
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No. I had a 316 on an '83 'Y' plate. That was it. I don't really like big cars, even less automatics, so they really don't float my (tippy) canoe.

Perversely I would consider a 728 on the 2001 'Y' plate (whatever the heck 'e' that is)
The 728 is a bit slow as it is very heavy and they were only available as an Auto. Still better looking than the later 7 series though.
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Why do you have a 5dr estate then?
Isn't it based on a tiny tipo?

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The 728 is a bit slow as it is very heavy and they were only available as an Auto. Still better looking than the later 7 series though.
I know, and I'd hate it if I drove one. They do have something about the look though.
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You haven't driven a 5 series have you?

They might be big but they handle like they are a lot smaller, especially the 6 cylinder variants.

Even my "little" 528SE handled better than all of the Alfa's I have owned. And if that wasn't enough it rode better than all of them too.

It was veryquiet, pretty quick well put together and was very good on fuel.

Obviously the M5 is a lot more focused and better still.

I only discovered how good the E39 was a couple of years ago. I wish I had owned one many years ago when they were newer rather than some of the other cars I owned instead.
I still haven't forgiven my mate for trading his in for a Kia Sportage instead of selling it to me. They gave him a measly £800 for it and I'd have got more than that off by being a cheeky ****er.
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Why do you have a 5dr estate then?
To be fair, Mrs Bazza's 2 door convertible is longer than my 156 GTA sportwagon.
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I don't like this car Uncool
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I like these but their age is such that they are mostly shed territory now. It's also still too ubiquitous a shape to be cool. Therefore I pronounce thee uncool.
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