Did you miss the E60 M5 tlying off a hill into a tree in Florida full of teenagers? That thread was around for a while. I think Isuslu has a good idea. Thank god I didnt have a car like this when I was 17, or we wouldnt be having this conversation. I was a nut (well... I still kind of am) but without the right experience at the time. :hihi:
We all SHOULD know our kids but some don't. However well we know our kids, we must factor in peer influence which can be overwhelming with others in the car. Take into consideration the circumstances. On a special date to a prom, possibly 4 persons in the car, 400 hp M5, kids just wanting to see "what the car can do" (and hopefully no drugs or alcohol). May not happen that way, but all kids have known to make bad decisions. Safer to rent a limo.You know your son better than any member on this board. I have a feeling this is going to go into the Florida incidents direction in terms of replies. I think you can answer this question better than any of us. Just take all the prom experience that you have had and heard about and think whether or not your M5 included in that equation is smart or not.
+5I dont have a child yet but my answer would be NO!!!!! I was a great kid...but very reckless and my parents had no clue until later on in life...How would they know? No speeding tickets, honor student, AP classes, played sports and they raised me to be polite so no complaints about me from other adults...but when I went out with my friends...that was a whole different story