Hello everyone, new member, Mark in essex.
Not sure if ive made the right decision here,
After running my T reg mondeo zetec into the ground between 1998 to June 2009 I finally took plunge and bought an 06 535D M sports, always wanted a BMW one day and after a long period of research and hard saving I think I made a good choice. Unfortunately it opened my eyes to BMW and what it was actually like to drive a fantastic fast car and after a further years saving and a little help from Tesco finance i've now been the owner of an 06 plate M5 for 3 weeks. My wife thinks the 535d just went in "for some modifications" as its still silver (slightly darker but she hasnt noticed) and same interior trim colours.
Trouble is its actually not been a great 3 weeks, the in town driving experience has been even poorer than I was expecting and rolling back on slip road inclines is plain scary. Im sure there's a learning curve but im already wondering if ive sacrificed a great car and approx 10 grand for something altogether too complicated to compensate for the occasional M mode blast when I havn't got the kids in the back. Most of the reviews I read said the M5 could still act as a practical everyday family car but im not so sure now.
Thanks for reading my post, what do people think?
here's some pics of my now departed 535d and the new arrival