E39 M5 vs E46 M3 vs B6 S4 vs Mustang GT

September 19, 2010 @ 00:25:00





At the moment I'm driving a Isuzu trooper and it's close to being on it's last leg,and I'm looking to get something newer and nicer for my 20th birthday. I'm trying to decide from the cars above which would be best in terms of reliability,insurance,maintenance cost,performance,and mileage. My budget is 22k,for the mustang I'd probably put 15k down and finance the other 15k for 36 months,I would like to hear your opinions on each car.
September 19, 2010 @ 03:34:24
the e39 m5 is probably my favorite out of all the cars but it would be a bitch on maintenance so i would advise against it until you have more money coming in. the b6 s4 is a solid car but understeers like a pig and is nowhere near as enjoyable to drive as the e46 m3 or the mustang, both cars are much lighter and have better weight distribution. honestly i would test out the m3 and the gt and see which you enjoy driving more, it's really a tossup between the two just because the driving characteristics are way different.

regardless of which car you choose though, i think you'll be happy.

Melo Gang All Day

September 20, 2010 @ 16:56:08
e46>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BArujFZY-DM
0:16

it's gonna be my next pickup. try looking on kbb.com
September 20, 2010 @ 17:30:45
^You do know that m3 isn't stock? It's gonna cost mad dough it get it that fast.

To the op the mustang gt would shit on the m3 not to mention you'll get a warranty with the mustang.Gas mileage is pretty good also. The mustang is the best bang for your buck.
September 20, 2010 @ 18:59:28
^You do know that m3 isn't stock? It's gonna cost mad dough it get it that fast.


o rly?
September 20, 2010 @ 19:19:50
Yea I'll probably just get the Mustang,why bother with a five year old German car with 50'000 miles when I can get a brand new 400hp muscle car for $10,000 more?
September 20, 2010 @ 20:50:30
Get the brostang.
September 20, 2010 @ 22:01:21
E46 M3 is a fucking beast..

Don't badmind me.

September 20, 2010 @ 23:11:55
e46 m3 &)

but if you're looking for this - reliability,insurance,maintenance cost,performance,and mileage. you should get a new mustang gt.
September 21, 2010 @ 23:30:10
Yea I'll probably just get the Mustang,why bother with a five year old German car with 50'000 miles when I can get a brand new 400hp muscle car for $10,000 more?


that's what i'd recommend

Melo Gang All Day

September 21, 2010 @ 23:36:34
mustang. I had a b6 s4, it was expensive as hell to maintain. Buying a higher mileage european car isn't exactly a bargain. If you added a g35 coupe to the list then that would be a totally different story.

that being said, I really want to own another v8 powered s4 avant. I know, its irrational.
September 22, 2010 @ 01:59:16
you'd go g35 coupe over m3? g's are nice but not really sports cars, more gt cars since they're fairly heavy.

Melo Gang All Day

September 22, 2010 @ 08:08:06
as far as maintenance goes, g35 is cheap as hell. I have an m35 now and to keep the manufacturers warranty I can get my car serviced at jiffy lube. They don't care where you get it serviced. My s4's 55k mile service was 1,100 dollars, which was a oil change and spark plugs. That was the first service I had to pay for, back in 2004 they gave you free service till 50k miles. I doubt for that price he is going to get a CPO car but you could realistically get a g35 coupe from a dealership for that price.
September 24, 2010 @ 15:07:07
Either BMW is gonna be murder on maintenance, the Audi as well. They are all pretty impressive from the performance perspective, so it really depends on how much practicality you want. If you can deal with the maintenance costs I would go E39 M5 in a heartbeat, but the more reasonable choice is the Mustang.
September 24, 2010 @ 15:35:07
another thing to consider is insurance on each car, i have a feeling the mustang is going to be incredibly high for a 20 year old

Melo Gang All Day

September 24, 2010 @ 15:45:16
^Being in the military and having USAA insurance should bring down the price alot compared to regular insurance companies,but I have yet to do a qoute.
September 24, 2010 @ 18:40:03
another thing to consider is insurance on each car, i have a feeling the mustang is going to be incredibly high for a 20 year old


The Brostang will likely be cheaper than the rest.
September 24, 2010 @ 19:04:33
maybe but the accident/traffic violation rates are probably much higher for the mustang than others, so its a tossup

Melo Gang All Day

September 24, 2010 @ 20:36:59
no way the mustang's insurance would be cheaper than the audi or m3. insurance companies look at type of car and engine. coupe's and big engines will be more expensive, so from that perspective, the mustang will be more expensive to insure.

the m3 is a beautiful head turner, but the GT will be way better financially

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September 25, 2010 @ 13:30:58
Yes, because insurance companies completely ignore the cost of repairs in the case of an accident.
September 25, 2010 @ 18:05:19
in your situation;

mustange > e46 > rest
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