Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kent/Surrey border, UK
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Hi guys, yeah I'm still here and still have my E39...though she doesn't get much action these days as the F10 is, to be honest, a much better day to day (read schlepping through London traffic and/or around the M25) car. Especially with the price of V-Power...
The great thing about the e39 is that these days most people know what it is and treat it with the resect it deserves, while the F10 is almost invisible. Not always a bad thing if you're, um, making progress but the E39 has a presence that the F10 will never have.
I love the manual box and the feel from the whole car. As well as the predictable handling, performance and brakes (mine's got Stoptechs which do the job pretty well), but the satnav in particular dates the interior rather and the fuel consumption, especially being driven enthusiastically, is pretty dire.
I said once before, and it holds true. I love the F10 and can't imagine a better car. But I love the E39 and can't imagine a better drive...
2015 F10 M5 in Imperial Blue
2001 E39 M5 in LMB. Stoptech BBK, braided lines, Intravee and Alpine DAB
2000 E39 M5 in Silverstone - Died at 218,000 miles (accident
2007 Full factory SBK CBR-1000RR for...going really
2018 S1000RR Sport for going even faster than the Honda...but with mirrors and heated grips