I really didn't like the E60 I still don't. An F10 looks nice etc but too many say they are dull. I'd go for a 212 or XF given the choiceJohnEBoy said:There is a review online of it.
I'm sure it is a great car but the looks of BMWs these days is becoming more and more mainstream and dull.
I really loved the E30 (3 83>91), E36 (3 91>99), E39 (5 96>03) and E60 (5 2003>2010 I think), but I struggle to think of one I do like now - except the X5 is 'alright'.
The 212s dynamically are a quantum leap over a 211 in terms of ride comfort steering and body control. Great cars.JohnEBoy said:Me too. I really like the XF, but an E63 would be the winner (one day maybe).
Yes, but as posted on a BMW forum earlier today ....Just when we thought MB had a class leader in the C series, along comes BMW with a new 3 series - and Autocar says it beat the pants off the C. Damn!!
Swings and roundabouts!Just seen an article in the Telegraph motoring section quoting AutoTrader Pricing Trends for the Top 10 Used Cars.
Based on cars less than 3 years old, the 3 Series has lost 19%, 5 Series down 15% based on Q3 2011 -v- Q3 2010.
Most small cars only lost between 1 and 5%.
Audi A4 down 6%.
Only one car in top 10 GAINED in price.......................MERCEDES C class
HiJust when we thought MB had a class leader in the C series, along comes BMW with a new 3 series - and Autocar says it beat the pants off the C. Damn!!
The AMGs are completely different as yours has airmatic suspension with AMG set up.Interesting - given how mine drives, I wouldn't have thought that would be possible so that will be interesting to find that out when the time comes.
This is the key question. We have to weigh brand loyalty vs magazine reviews vs peer reports vs gut feeling vs our own experience. And each of us has different requirements and valuesDefine better?
I've never "got" BMW's at all, but I had a lowly 318iSE from work for a couple of months a few years ago and it's the only car I've driven where I deliberately "took the back road home". Even my wife, who normally hated driving my company cars and would move them to get here supermini out, said she liked driving the BMW.But I drove a few 3-series and I must admit that the handling and steering are very precise and the car feels 'tight' and driver-focused even on the mundane models,