In Reply to: Why should i buy and e34 and not an e39? posted by show some pics that put 39s to shame on December 11, 2000 at 17:17:56:
If what onlookers have to say about your ride is the most important thing, go with the E39s - I believe the general consensus on this board is we enjoy these cars as they are among the last BMW products to expose traces of a "soul". Besides us, not many would consider them beautiful, but rather "an old piece of ... that costs more than my new Accord."
So get into E34s by being a believer, not a mere onlooker. Pictures are not a criteria.
Now, leaving the artistic crap out, if you're a gearhead you'll have much more fun with the E34s - they are not the "all-plastic all-electronic" toys the E39s are and they won't cost you an arm and a leg for basic maintenance even.
Again, leaving the technical stuff out, what can bring you a nice M5 would only bring you a beaten automatic E39. I dare say there's not many finer E39s (save for the M5) nicer and with more panache than an E34 M5. 540i ? - everybody and their brother drives one..
So - express your choice and let us know. Post your name too - that's polite..