I have been interested in these cars. Does anybody have any thoughts on these two cars. I don't know much about them but I've started thinking about a bigger car with a manual transmission to possibly replace my S60 T5. Not familiar with this iDrive system that would be in the '04s. The 03 doesn't have that so maybe that's a plus? but then the '04 is the newer body style and have more leg room in the back seat (which is something I don't have in my S60). I considered the M5 but that's way too much money...even for say an '03. This 540/5 seems to be a good compromise with a nice engine and is fast, safe, roomy and comes in a stick.