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      09-05-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hey Gents (and ladies if you exist here)..

I've been prowling the forums for a while now researching and gathering as much info as I can in order to make the best decision upon purchasing a new car in the coming weeks. Long story short, my 335is is going to be out of warranty in November of this year, and I am in the market for a new car. Originally, I was holding out to find a great deal on a slightly used F10 M5. Well, the other day, I test drove a YMB F82 M4 and completely fell in love. I left the test drive smiling like a 5 yr old with a new happy meal toy haha. Anyway, what I am looking for here is,

1) How old are you M4 owners? I cant find any age demographic info
2) Were any of you in the market for an m5/m6 before the M4?
3) Regrets? thoughts? comments?

I am 26 years old, and part owner of a restaurant, and my fear is that if I order an M4, I will feel like it isn't as much of a "mans car" as the M5 is (dumb, but we've all thought it). Last thing i want is to spend $80k and feel like its a boy racer. ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED!!

Regards, and drive safe,

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It's boy racer-ish, get the m5, a gentle mans car.
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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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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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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 young playboy 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...
Thats why you don't see a lot of ///M cars with LED glow lights mounted underneath If OP were to bolt on a set of those then he might have to worry about falling into the Boy-racer camp otherwise M4 is the way to go.
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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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Its a lot less boy racer than a 335is.
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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 am 67 years old, fully retired, and drive the M4 as a daily driver. Thanks - you just made me feel much younger
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It doesn't matter how old you are or if you get an M4 or an M5 just play by the rules man.

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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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Holy shit gmcconn, I thought I was the oldest person here. Well now I know I'm not and by a lot. Thank you very much. Keep on keeping on.
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25, no kids, steady girlfriend and don't feel boy racer-ish at all; just act accordingly.

Although I'm only in an e92 m3 so take this with a grain of salt.
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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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JTO24," only in an e92 m3"-Only, that's a kick ass machine.
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I am 68 and have been retired for almost 4 years. That is why I drive an M3. I am also female.
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JTO24," only in an e92 m3"-Only, that's a kick ass machine.
haha no I absolutely love it.. just having some fun, as the e92 is an easy target over here I appreciate the kind words, though!
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Why wouldn't you consider the M3... some that that appears more manly. Not as swoopy in the hips.
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Hey Gents (and ladies if you exist here)..

I've been prowling the forums for a while now researching and gathering as much info as I can in order to make the best decision upon purchasing a new car in the coming weeks. Long story short, my 335is is going to be out of warranty in November of this year, and I am in the market for a new car. Originally, I was holding out to find a great deal on a slightly used F10 M5. Well, the other day, I test drove a YMB F82 M4 and completely fell in love. I left the test drive smiling like a 5 yr old with a new happy meal toy haha. Anyway, what I am looking for here is,

1) How old are you M4 owners? I cant find any age demographic info
2) Were any of you in the market for an m5/m6 before the M4?
3) Regrets? thoughts? comments?

I am 26 years old, and part owner of a restaurant, and my fear is that if I order an M4, I will feel like it isn't as much of a "mans car" as the M5 is (dumb, but we've all thought it). Last thing i want is to spend $80k and feel like its a boy racer. ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED!!

Regards, and drive safe,

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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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