So I’m finally at the stage where I can look for a nice car. I’m moving to KY, have 2 small children I’ll drive occasionally and my commute is 5 min with 1x a week 90 mile each way commute. So I want something fun, but comfortable and I won’t feel bad about putting miles on. AWD is a plus but not mandatory. I’d be fine with some winter tires which I would have to get for most anything is going to have summer wheels. I’m still not test driving right now due to Covid and closing on a house and a refi at the end of June - so it’d be a first of July purchase. My E92 was a 0-60 in 3.9, 1/4 in [email protected] car, so that’s a bare minimum for the $$$ I wanna spend.
Mercedes - love the 4.0, hate their infotainment. Maybe someday. Plus my dad and father in law have a bunch and I’m just not that interested.
Alfa 4 cheese - very tempting, just too afraid. Plus no straight leather option. Don’t want Alcantara in a DD
2020 S4/S6/S7 - love the new infotainment. The 6/7 aren’t fast enough and probably too big. Love the S4, but at 65k then to immediately mod to get closer to 500hp...not sure if that’s what I wanna do
RS7/S8+ - monster performers, but 3-4 years old at this point, heavy.
M550i - seems like a great comfy cruiser, but just not where I’m at right now.
F90 M5- was my number one, but big and still pretty expensive. Could see myself ordering one in 2022 and doing it right.
G20 340i. Fast. Mods easy. But not a true M
Which leads me to the top 2: the F80 M3 and RS5 SB
I’ll start by saying both are so otherworldly I probably can’t go wrong.
Would purchase new (heavy discount)
1 year newer, new car financing
Only traps 115-6 in the QM
20k more expensive than M
Not a M
Classic styling/bmw excellence
It’s a M, the gold standard
DCT is amazing
120 mph trap
Much prettier than the new one
Hard to put power down
A 7 year old design at this point.
Overall the 5 would be around 80, and that’s loaded w carbon bits, dynamic and dynamic plus, close to a 100k sticker. The 0-60 is faster, but the 5-60 and 0-100 are the same. I probably won’t ever take either to a track. The ‘18 M3s are going for high 50s, low 60s, so there’s a 20k delta but again it’s a new car, no miles and another model year newer.
What say thee, tcl?