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      05-21-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Question Trading 5xx to F30 - hands up

Ok so how many of you have gone from owning a 5 series to an F30?

And are you better off / glad you did?
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      05-22-2012, 05:57 AM   #2
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Ok so how many of you have gone from owning a 5 series to an F30?

And are you better off / glad you did?
Can't speak for the F30, but did go E39 to E91 for all the right reasons, but still miss the 5-series, even after 6-years. I suppose a lot will depend on which models you are talking about.

F30 is more 5-series like, so IMO any move won't be as bad as moving from 5-series to previous 3-series.

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      05-22-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
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Like HighlandPete, I haven't done F10 to F30 but I have done E60 to E90 (520d to 330d).
The 5 Series' sheer size was nice, especially the boot space, but I haven't found the E90 to be too small. Just would be nice if it's boot was a little bit bigger. The F30 addresses this.

The E90 feels so much more connected and agile and just fun over the E60 too which is what the F30 feels like over the F10 having driven both but the jump is perhaps as severe as it was from E60 to E90.
Another 520d would've been nice, but my E90 330d is even better!!! Very very glad I did!
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      05-22-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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Ok so how many of you have gone from owning a 5 series to an F30?

And are you better off / glad you did?
I'm planning to soon. I realised I didn't need another big car as the kids are all either working or at uni now. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the space in the F30 when I drove one.
I won't miss the bumpy ride in the 520d. Or the slightly shonky 1st to 2nd change with the manual gearbox. Saying that, it is quite sprightly on the move.
My company has 5 year leases, so I really need a change now!
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      05-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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I had an E39 the new F10 looked too big for me

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