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      09-05-2014, 04:27 PM   #45
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      09-05-2014, 04:27 PM   #46
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If you're going to mod it out with a big wing/spoiler, etc and drive like a d-bag, then you can drive a 7 series and look like a boy racer.

And it really is interesting how vain people are.
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      09-05-2014, 04:33 PM   #47
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Seriously, get a M3,, problem solved..
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      09-05-2014, 04:39 PM   #48
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I am 67 years old, fully retired, and drive the M4 as a daily driver. Thanks - you just made me feel much younger
this is awesome!

OP - seems like the new M3 is a good fit between M4 and M5.
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      09-05-2014, 05:07 PM   #49
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If you care about what other people think your car says about you, rather than enjoying the car for what it does for you... you're doing it wrong.

That said, I'm 30. Just did ED on a 2015 M4. Did it Grey on full SO Leather, looks classy as hell.
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      09-05-2014, 05:16 PM   #50
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Weird thread.

The avg age of either is going to be way older than 26, so not sure what you're worried about. Avg age of M5 buyer I'm sure is significantly older than for M3/M4.
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      09-05-2014, 05:55 PM   #51
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If you care about what other people think your car says about you, rather than enjoying the car for what it does for you... you're doing it wrong.

That said, I'm 30. Just did ED on a 2015 M4. Did it Grey on full SO Leather, looks classy as hell.
let me see a pic this is my color combo. Please!
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      09-05-2014, 05:56 PM   #52
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33 years old had an e46 when i was 22. Probably a bonehead move at that age. Feel like i appreciate being able to purchase an m4 now even more!
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      09-05-2014, 06:04 PM   #53
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I like these kinds of threads. You get to learn more about other forum members (and a lot appear to be infrequent posters) and it isn't an endless argument over HP, quarter mile times, and perceived insults (although those can be fun up to a point).
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      09-05-2014, 06:28 PM   #54
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I can't believe how many people under 30 can afford an M4. I spent the last 10 years paying off school loans, debts, mortgages, financing kids education etc. I had the same car for 10 years! I still feel guilty getting the M4 after all that.

Maybe once I drive it the guilt will fade!
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      09-05-2014, 06:34 PM   #55
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There is nothing boyish (or boy-racer) about any ///M car.
Then you are driving it wrong!

32 in the meter here, and I'd say I'm about two decades too young for the M5.
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      09-05-2014, 06:36 PM   #56
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You sir are my new hero. This is exactly how I see life.
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      09-05-2014, 06:37 PM   #57
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Then you are driving it wrong!

32 in the meter here, and I'd say I'm about two decades too young for the M5.
Yeah, you need to wait until you are my age

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      09-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #58
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At first, I considered the M5 and E63 - these were cars that were 'mature'. After serious consideration I decided that I spend 90% of time driving with no one else in the car...why wouldn't I want something I can sling around, instead of a bloated car with straight line speed.
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      09-05-2014, 06:47 PM   #59
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Yeah, you need to wait until you are my age

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I'll swear I'll write the two last entries tonight and paste the link to the notes thread, but the two pics of me in them got the ot section today to talk about shit other than cars. I keep forgetting that other people also see it instead of only this, my home crew.

Let's just say I appreciate this lot way more again after reading that. We actually have the creme of the internet here among us!
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      09-05-2014, 06:59 PM   #60
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I'm 39. I'd have had an M car sooner but it wasn't reasonable until now. Just get whatever you want that's within reason for your income level/retirement savings/need for consistent high quality ass/etc.. Don't base your decision on how it will be perceived (except by smoking hot young members of your desired sex, given your age). Pretty standard really.

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      09-05-2014, 07:57 PM   #61
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I'm 21 and this is my 5th M car. Owned two E60 M5's, still have an E46 M3 and an E36 M3. Buying the F80 so I can get rid of most everything else and have a reliable car that is under warranty that I don't feel the need to convert into a race car (or at least not too much haha). Contemplated an F10 about a year ago but it's far too heavy to be track capable and decided it was best to wait for the new M3 - glad I waited. F10's are great cruiser's (like the E60) but ultimately are too "boaty". Regardless, I don't find the M3/M4 at all to be a "boy racer" car, frankly a GTR seems more "boy racer" in my opinion - there's certainly worse cars out there in that regard. I've only driven an F82 once but fell in love. Drove an M235i prior to that and found it to be fun, nimble, and quick, but it was lacking something, and the M4 filled that void. I'm extremely excited and should have the car in my possession towards the end of the month. Regrets? I doubt I will have any. Best bang for your buck in terms of an all-around great performer, as all M cars before it have been. Buy what you like, not the perception it gives others.
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      09-05-2014, 08:12 PM   #62
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My humble opinion is id take the newer more nimble coupe any day of the week.

At the age of 26 and no family I'm assuming, I would see no need for the M5's size.

I also think the M4 is more of a head turner.
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M5 is more of an "old mans" car. And I dont mean that in a bad way.. To me, an M5 is something you get when you are a successful executive and are going to be having a bunch of suits in your car. The M4 is more sexy. The kind of a car a younger successful person might daily drive.

I see cars like Evos, and Civics, as boy racer cars... 99% of the "boy racer" types cannot afford a car like the M4 so I dont see that as a concern. Just my 2 cents...
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Im 27 and have an M4 on order. I also contemplated moving to a 6 series coupe (or M6), but my reasoning has me favorably sticking with the M4. From the people here, and seeing one in person, nothing boyish about the car, at all. I also have a weakness in badge honor...which I need to work on... meaning I cant opt for a 6 series knowing theres an M6 out there, so I would HAVE to get the M6, and for my current needs, I cant justify making that jump.

In your case, I would tell you to stick with the M4 simply because I prefer the M4 for my needs. Yours may be different.
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I am 32, was in the market for a m5 last year but in the end I bought a Porsche cayenne GTS. However I never was really happy with the GTS, regretted it for most do the year and today I bought an M4 that the local dealer had on stock.
I wanted more fun when driving, a nimble car but still comfort when I want it. No better option then a m4 at this moment I think.
My wife is a bit less happy since we have an one year old girl haha
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I was just like you man. In my twenties I felt like I needed to "grow up" and show I was succesful and jumped into an E60 then the F10 for nothing other than image so I get where you are coming from.

Eventually you feel the opposite and could care less about that and want to do what makes you happy. Now that may very well be an M5 for you but I am happy as hell in my new boy racer M4.

You said last thing you want to do is spend 80k and feel like a boy racer but it made you smile like a 5 year old. Think you got your answer!
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You said it all righ there mate. do what makes you smile for those few minutes when you get in it at the beginning and end of the day before you have go to work, and be an adult.

But if you really think age demo is important (I don't think it should) I'm 26 and my boss just ordered an M5 after I ordered the 4. Hope that helps.
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I'm 30.

I wasn't in the market for an M5 although I considered an M6 GC - but, I don't honestly see how you can even put little boy and M4 in the same sentence. Very few little boys can afford an M4. I put the M4 in the category of 'sucessful bad ass mother fucker' and I put the M5 into the category of 'it would cost me money to stop and pick up that 20 dollar bill'

I think the M4 is a little more sporty for the younger crowd - and at 26, I think you convey the 'you just haven't earned it vibe' a little too much.
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I'm 31 with M4. It is not boy racer at all.
Boys cannot afford these toys. Men can.
M5 is a great vehicle but ask yourself if you really have a need for something that big now?

I considered the M6 GC because it is probably the most beautiful car BMW has made for a long time but stayed away from it because of the size. Nothing wrong with the car it's just a personal thing.
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The M5 and M6 are TOO HEAVY, well over 4000 lbs. each. I'm 68, and have been retired for five years. I have an M4 on order, now scheduled for Week 36 production. It will be the replacement for my 2010 335i M-Sport.

Thanks for the feedback boys. I'm aware that the M5 is much larger, and more "old man"-ish than the M4/m3, but my fear was buying it, and running into a bunch of college kids acting like idiots in it. Some of the comments here are priceless, Thanks again for your help. I'm going to sleep on it some more, but as of now, I have a shopping cart already put together with IND and just need to place my order for the car and the wait will begin. I am 26, making great money, with no wife, no kids, and a condo paid for, so now I can splurge on myself and have some fun. If anyone would like to put together a proper poll to see the age/income ratio of fellow owners it would be interesting to see what category we all fall in! Anyway, thanks for the help, keep the remarks coming!!
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I'm 29 and decided on the m4 because I wanted something with more performance and more grown up than my 2012 sti. It came down to the m4 & ctsv
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Thanks for the feedback boys. I'm aware that the M5 is much larger, and more "old man"-ish than the M4/m3, but my fear was buying it, and running into a bunch of college kids acting like idiots in it. Some of the comments here are priceless, Thanks again for your help. I'm going to sleep on it some more, but as of now, I have a shopping cart already put together with IND and just need to place my order for the car and the wait will begin. I am 26, making great money, with no wife, no kids, and a condo paid for, so now I can splurge on myself and have some fun. If anyone would like to put together a proper poll to see the age/income ratio of fellow owners it would be interesting to see what category we all fall in! Anyway, thanks for the help, keep the remarks coming!!
Out of curriosity, did you have other options you were looking at in regards to car purchases? Seems like we are in a similar situation (except the m5/m6 difference). I had mine, and the m4 won out over cars that were 30k+ more, for personal reasons.
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