In Reply to: Impressions posted by Sam on December 12, 1999 at 08:18:46:
: I welcome comments about the 5 series. Is the 540ia really worth its cost premium over 528ia as a daily commuter? Also is the sport package a good tradeoff - handling versus harsher ride?
: As far as comfort, roominess, and connection to the road how would you compare the 3 & 5 series?
Whatever you do , if you are a driving enthusiast, get the sport package. I started out with plans to find a '97 to '98 540i but once I drove the 528i sport I was hooked. Loved the power of the V8 but can't say I would actually use it that often. The handling on the 528 sport just blew me away. I've owned 5 BMW autos in the past (and a couple bikes)and must say this is by far the best combo of handling and comfort I've ever found in a box stock sedan. A little more power would be welcome so if thats important find youself a 540 but GET THE SPORTS PKG!