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      07-01-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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Thinking about an E34 540i/6mt or M5 or E39 540i...as a weekender?

Guys right now I've got a 2004 Z06 which I like a lot. Love the car and it's been rock solid, but with now two kids, the vehicle gets driven once a week at best and is somewhat limited (obviously with two seats) in what I can do with it.

At several points in the past I've been close to snagging an E34 or an E39 at various points but never did it.

I'm giving some serious thought to snagging an E34 540 or M5. While I largely consider the E39 M5 perhaps the best M5 ever, my experience through friends, is that the vehicle is very temperamental. Furthermore, I've always felt the overall platform of the E34 and build quality was simply out of this world good, especially in its day.

But I'm not at all opposd to a mint E39 with the 6MT.

E34s easier to work on and cheaper to maintain which means lower running cost, much easier to justify for a weekender and yet still has room for the car seats on "date" night.

Finally, I think the E34 is absolutely timeless in its design. Love the look and the way they drive.

Am I going to regret snagging an E34 (or E39) as a replacement for my Z06? Anyone care tochime in?

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