On the 14th I'm taking my wife, her 10yr old daughter and our 2 yr old son to Disney. We plan on leaving around 5am and stopping around SC Friday evening and then continuing onto Orlando on Sunday morning. I am debating on either taking the E46 or the E39. The E46 has 84K miles and its still under the CPO warranty. It was just at the dealer 2 weeks ago getting an inspection II along with other CPO repairs. However, if we were to take this car I would need to get the control arm replaced ASAP. The front cupholders will come in handy for drinks on this long trip. The E39 has 128K miles and its currently in the shop getting new parts including: alternator radiator fan clutch water pump expansion tank oil change final stage (blower) resistor new rear tires by next weekend. It is a 5-speed but wifey doesn't know how to drive a manual . I love road trips to FL so I don't mind driving all the way. Heck, I drove 19 hours straight from Orlando to NY 4 years ago. The E39 has the sport suspension and style 5's so I love how she handles/looks. The E39 is more roomy than the E46, so her daughter could possibly lay down somewhat while my son is in his car seat. No warranty on the E39 as the 3rd party warranty expired 6 months ago . Which one would you take?