Problem is very few people have driven their 5's on decent stock suspension, so very few have a direct comparison.
I have a mate with a 5, he fitted a cheap nasty set of shocks with unbranded springs.
Car was a nightmare to drive, partly because the shocks were bolloxed and the spring rates didn't match em and partly because he'd got it really low and hadn't done anything with his bumpstops
He was raving how great the car was and how i should buy the same setup.
I drove it and without any exaggeration it took nearly all my concentration just to keep the foooooookin thing facing the right way.
an argument ensued with him saying suspension setup is like art and is open to interpretation
Sick or arguing we went back and fetched my car, found a quiet side road with good visibility, he did a run in hos car with us datalogging the speed via GPS.
I then did the same corner in my car and without even pushing it and him squirming all over the road my car was nearly double corner entry and mod corner speeds.
We then tried it with him driving my car for 3 runs a the corner, then driving his car for 3 runs.
After driving my car he spun his 2 out the 3 times even though he was entering and exiting the corner slower.
Now my car isn't a particularly good example, but it just goes to show how without hard data you really can't convince people their car feels like a crock of shite.
3 months later he fitted a secondhand set of stock shocks and springs as the others had popped their seals
And with a well used stock setup his speeds were almost exactly the same as mine.
Foooooooked up thing though, is sports bike riders tend to have a good understanding of suspension and what's needed to get a good setup.
Whereas most car "enthusiasts" THINK they know but in actually fact what they know is crap, which is worse than knowing nothing at all.
I think the main difference is various car media, most the people writing the "technical" articles know fooook all, and in the Max power type crap they put ALL the emphasis on looks over form.
In motorbike mags though the technical articles tend to be written by folks in the know and looks doesn't really come into any part of the articles.