The One God Car

takes2long
takes2long

In terms of a car being the absolute best in as many categories as possible, does the BMW E39 M5 take the cake?

can be bought reasonably cheaply
classless, timeless looks
godlike interior
godlike V8 engine note
manual gearbox only
hugely powerful, 400bhp is a lot unless you're a shitposting busrider
suspension isn't stupidly harsh
RWD for optimum driving enjoyment
decent fuel economy on a cruise
non-BMW people just think its a 20 year old 520i
BMW people will want to suck your fat dick
can seat 5 people in reasonable comfort
good amount of luggage space
isn't huge like modern four door cars
used market is flooded with clean, non-riced examples
shares most of its components with the rest of the E39 platform
from an era of BMW before Chris Bangle ruined the brand
from an era of BMW before maintenance was needlessly complex
from an era of BMW when an M badge actually meant something

I can't think of any car that even comes close to ticking so many boxes.

inb4 the shitposters arrive and criticise it for not having the same reliability and maintenance schedule as their 110bhp Civic

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Techpill
Techpill

I mean, I would like to own an e39 m5 for my collection but I don't think it fits the god car narrative

The e60 m5 is probably the god car.

Unmatched v10 sound
At one point the fastest saloon in the world

The e63 AMG or the e60 m5 definitely my pick for god cars.

For current time though I'd rather a 2016 AMG over the m5

Flameblow
Flameblow

Don't get me wrong the e39 is great, but I'd take an e34 any day.

love the styling more, less bloated imo
muh handmade
many of your boxes I agree with are ticked

Both are bonerific though.

SniperWish
SniperWish

The e60 m5 is probably the god car.
Yeah but it gets 1mpg, it's a nigger/indian's car and the maintenance costs are astronomical. Plus its a Bangle car, it looks good but its very shouty.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Honda Civic

Supergrass
Supergrass

E92 335i with the N55 is the best jack of all trades car:
Powerful
Handles reasonably well (not great)
Comfy interior
Reliable
Looks good
Can badgewhore
RWD
Not shit AWD system available
Not going to shit itself at every turn like an M3
Way better torque curve than the M3
Significantly better build quality than the E46/E39

The E92 M3/E39 M5/E46 are great cars but all suffer from too many flaws whereas the 335i is more balanced

likme
likme

Yeah but you don't buy an M car because it's balanced, no 335i owner bought one because they thought it was better than an M3. The M cars are on another level in terms of being able to produce boners.

King_Martha
King_Martha

I can't think of any car that even comes close to ticking so many boxes.
E28 M5
E34 M5
B5 RS4, back when RS meant something
E63 AMG

The E28 is amazing and I'm still mad at myself for passing up one that was being sold for $12K a few years ago.

The Volvo S60R/V70R are close. But, they're compromised in the HP department due to Volvo cheaping out on the construction of the block, which you can fix (for lotsa money), and on the angle collar gear of the AWD system, which you can't fix.

Techpill
Techpill

all wrong, its a tie between the VT SS Series II and the AU Falcon Xr8 as the best cars ever made
timeless beauty
godlike interior
godlike v8
massive hp
suspension is perfect for any situation
RWD
amazing fuel economy
non car people think you're a sick cunt
can seat 5 people in optimum luxury
huge boot
is huge, for beefcakes only
used market is flooded with perfect examples
$5 a part, any part
from an era of HSV or Tickford
from an era of hektik cunts and aspiring race car drivers
from an era where SS or XR meant something

i cant think of any car that even comes close to ticking so many boxes

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

delet this

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

I found only one for sale in my country and it costs same as the M5 from 2005.

TreeEater
TreeEater

My slightly modded 94 eg civic would smoke that

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

non car people think you're a bogan
car people know you're a bogan

Fixed

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

I own the godmachine

Flameblow
Flameblow

piece of shit old cheap BMW for turks and bydlos
god tier

Yea bro just keep saving them pennies for a $5k car lol

t. first job, first car 20k.

WebTool
WebTool

The e60 m5 is probably the god car.
Unmatched v10 sound
my nigga
youtu.be/SQTVHCOfNNo

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

I'd kill for a e34 wagon, but let's be reall. The e39 is old and the e34 is pretty much ancient at this point, i mean the youngest versions of the e34 are 21 years old now.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

E34 and e39 wagon owner here

Bullshit. They're god machines

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Jesus christ that wheel gap

Supergrass
Supergrass

t. stancefag

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Significantly better build quality than the E46/E39

Not sure about that one, I always thought the E9x series was a step back in interior build quality from the E46 / E39.

It is such a shame there are so little manual 335is about, especially in estate form.

SniperGod
SniperGod

Nigga i'm no oil pan buster, but i've seen trucks with less wheel gap

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

those tires
Poorfag alert.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Bought the car used with bald tires. Have pilot cups on em now

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

how does it feel i could go as fast, if not faster than a BMW in a falcadore worth a 1/4 of the price?

its ok to cry, crying takes the sad out

iluvmen
iluvmen

Great V8 Power, doesn't take much to tune
Can easily fit 4 full sized adults, 5th person will be a little squished
Looks great
Good interior (doesn't look so great though)
Cheap as fuck, easy as shit to fix
Sick skids

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

The e34 m5 is in the classic category. All mechanical, raw yet refined. Hand assembled. The e39 is in the funky cross over era.

The e39 is 4000lbs, or 10lbs/hp. Not bad, but not great either. I would love to have on regardless.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Fitting four people is the least to expect from a 4door, it's not an upside. A 4door that doesn't fit four is a complete failure.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

V8 Opel
Kek

Booteefool
Booteefool

No touring version of the M5 *sighs*

Playboyize
Playboyize

The E60 never was the fastest saloon as the E55/E63 W211 beat it on a straight line. But the E39 was the fastest saloon in the world at one point, I think you got something mixed up

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

what car did you buy?
let me guess - a VAG?

Firespawn
Firespawn

t. Golf owner

JunkTop
JunkTop

When I say "easily fits" I mean they will all be comfortable. It's not like a ford focus where everyone is cramped.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Doesn't have a turn signal
dropped

Illusionz
Illusionz

the VE and VF are an all australian body design, the VB-VZ were opel derived bodies

Soft_member
Soft_member

I like the car, just hate how most people think that bmw just makes it some magical car. Sure, that power is badass for its time, but you have 450HP vipers, 405 HP almost 50/50 balanced 3200 pound vettes on massive tires, 03 cobras putting 390 to the wheel bone stock, all these cars with IRS and can do way over a G with sticky summer tires.

And
hugely powerful, 400bhp is a lot unless you're a shitposting busrider

It is actually the other way around. Any new v8 sports car has way more HP, especially with mods. I have a DD with a fuck ton more HP. And you ALWAYS want more. My biggest regret is running 20 PSI on twin screw instead of a 76mm turbo, or even 67mm twins.

Like I said, great for its time, but not a god car. Just competitive with other great cars of the era.

Methshot
Methshot

Implying that my tarbo Subie doesn't merk both those bogan-spec vehicles on a regular basis

Skullbone
Skullbone

busrider detected

RavySnake
RavySnake

Only if you enjoy getting walked, then sure.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

400hp is not a lot

M8.

Spamalot
Spamalot

how mentally disabled are you, you dumb motherfuckers?

are you actually trying to tell the rest of us on Veeky Forums that a fucking GENERAL MOTORS shitbox compares with one of the literal best (street) cars BMW has ever produced?

have you ever even sat in a GM product? that shit is comparable with what my fucking nephew has in his Fisher Price cars.

you do realize that the E39 M5 is great because it's an incredible A L L A R O U N D car? not only can you fit 5 people, but they will be comfortable, & the car will still handle well while having more than enough power.

no one gives a shit if the retards over at GM made a 4 door car go fast, any dumbass can do that.

inb4 busrider
inb4 too poor to afford maintenance
inb4 GM shitbox is superior becuz i am le poor
inb4 design is better amirite

MPmaster
MPmaster

why are you claiming victory after posting very specific criteria for you to automatically win?

Commodores and Falcoons are better Mohame, BMW's are overrated traaash

Emberburn
Emberburn

you're wrong m8

SniperGod
SniperGod

Holden is GM only in name. The cars are designed and built in Australia.

RumChicken
RumChicken

blacked out grill
I love the E39 but if I saw this sitting in the street I would key it without a moments hesitation.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

shitposting busrider detected

Flameblow
Flameblow

please explain the stationwagon meme please it get's tiring

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

E60 has too many electronics

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