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      07-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I just moved to LA from Miami and I am in need of a new car. The thing is I can't make up my mind. I'm not sure If I should get the 335 M sport or 535 M sport. I feel the 3 series is a bit of a teenagers car and the 5 series is a bit of an old mans car. The 5 series price is a bit steep and so is the 335 with m sport for a mater a fact. Also I am a little disappointed in the fact they put an N20 in the 528i.

I would love to stay with BMW but the prices have gone up pretty high (I think) and I'm not truly in love with any of the new cars.

I would hate to end up getting a Range Rover Evoque. I feel I can't leave BMW as silly as that sounds.

Any help or persuasion would help.

Thanks
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A loaded 335 M Sport is pretty similar price-wise to a similarly equipped 535 M Sport (within $5-7k). So if you want a 5 series, buy a 5 series.

Sounds like you've outgrown the 3 series and want to move to a different model.

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I have to say, I would go for a 5 series. But the price difference is large, so I guess it just depends on how far you want to stretch. The 5 series I would say isn't an old mans car at all, Especially a 35i msport! The f10 is just a stunning car in every way.
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Calling the 3 series a "teenager's car" is a bit ridiculous - for one thing, teens cannot afford them, and for another, choosing a 3er or 5er isn't always about money - in many cases, it's about size preference. I prefer smaller, lighter cars and so I have no interest in a 5er or 7er.
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Hey guys,

I just moved to LA from Miami and I am in need of a new car. The thing is I can't make up my mind. I'm not sure If I should get the 335 M sport or 535 M sport. I feel the 3 series is a bit of a teenagers car and the 5 series is a bit of an old mans car. The 5 series price is a bit steep and so is the 335 with m sport for a mater a fact. Also I am a little disappointed in the fact they put an N20 in the 528i.

I would love to stay with BMW but the prices have gone up pretty high (I think) and I'm not truly in love with any of the new cars.

I would hate to end up getting a Range Rover Evoque. I feel I can't leave BMW as silly as that sounds.

Any help or persuasion would help.

Thanks
I just came out of a 2008 M5 and have a 2013 335i M-sport on order. So I know what you mean That said, if you care more about driving enjoyment, the 335i is your car. It's also roomier than the prior 3 series body style which helps. Yes the 3 series cars suffer from a younger $30,000-aire stigma.

But my question is, do you care what people think? Are you married or on the market? Do you have clientele that might see a 3 series in a negative light?

The 5 series is now huge. Massive. I thought my M5 was big. The new 5 series is fairly numb to drive and feels like a barge. But if luxury and image are all you care about, 5 series is for you.

If you enjoy driving, the 3 series is your car. If you're buying, I think resale on the 3 series might be better than the 5 series, something to consider.
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