Originally Posted by ///AV_330i
Yeah i know tell me about it, wish i lived in germany 20min from the nurburgring. We have summit point nearby though, havent been there yet. I know i thought about that, but i actually dont like the steering of the e39 m5 because they had to use recirculating ball rather than rack and pinion, because it wouldnt fit in with the big v8, so it feels a little numb and disconnected. Also, embarrassingly, I havent gotten good enough at driving a manual to have one as an everyday driver, and the m5 only comes in manual (the e60 doesnt, but i cant come close to affording that)
Good point on the steering. I've not driven it, so didn't know that. I know there have been advances in the recirculating ball steering, but I wonder how much steering slop actually exists in the e39 m5. That e55 AMG I always thought was a real nice car too.