Originally Posted by needforspeed
For those that did ditch the 5 series - why did you do it?
I liked my E60 530d SE, but I liked my E39 better. The E60 felt somehow a bit too big, and I never felt really connected to it when driving. Each time I got a 5 Series, I also considered the equivalent (in price) 3 Series - for example I chose the 525d over the 330d in 2000, but it was a close thing. When I test drove the E92 last October, it just felt "right".
2012 F10 520d M-Sport, Sport Auto, Imperial Blue, Black Dakota, Sun Prot Glass. V-spoke 281 Winter wheel package
Previous BMWs: 2009 E92 320d M-Sport, 2006 E92 335d SE, 2004 E60 530d ASE, 2000 E39 525d SE, 1997 E39 523i SE