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I've got a 633csiA 1984, with about 120k on it, factory 5 speed delphin grey over red leather cherry interior, I do all the maintenance myself, I am in to e30's, e24's and e36's, my dream is an e36 m3, late production run, maybe 98.5-99 in either Dakar or lotus white
wow! Would you mind posting a picture (or liniking to one on Google for the uneducated masses?)
And I guess to answer the question - nope, I am not a bmw owner. My wife used to have one before we got married but I sold it as soon as we got married - was way too expensive to maintain
Owned 2006 BMW 325i before bschool. (sold it right before starting MBA)
A lot of people love their Ultimate Driving Machine but my UDM refused to drive long distance. Constantly broke down and spent more time in the shop for one reason or the other. (loved the loan-ers those dealers lend you while it was in repair though)
Now that I will be graduating and need to commute to New Haven from mid April to end of May, I am looking for a new car. Have my eye set on new Volvo S60. After the BMW fiasco, I really need a reliable car this time.
Gotta love some BBS, also Hartge and alpina, or style 5s,
vwjetty, I literally just bought a '09 jetta last night, 22k miles, 3 year 36k warranty still on the car, and since I bought it CPO from VW, i got 2 more years or 24k coverage whichever comes first, and the 3 year 36k doesn't expire until 3 years from date of purchase, the car was a loaner to the VW dealership and I am in love with it already 2.5l, Blue over tan cloth, got it for a steallllllllllll
I drive a 2007 Ford Fusion SEL V6 (Black, Black Leather, Black Wheels). I bought the car new when I finished undergrad and I've been a very satisfied owner ever since (78k miles now). The car is very comfortable and well-built, but it isn't fast enough to justify the mediocre v6 fuel economy. I drive about 70 miles a day at an average of 23 mpg combined hwy/city. 18" wheels and 80mph hwy speeds aren't helping my situation.
I've driven two 22 hour trips (stopping only for food/gas) in the car and comfort wasn't an issue for either of them. My Fusion isn't as cool as an M3, but I'll be driving it through, and after, business school.
I owned a TDI Jetta while I was in college, but I had a too many mechanical problems to go back to VW ever again (sorry vwjetty). I chipped it with RocketChip and upgraded the injector nozzles before I sold it though
yeah, a lot of the newer vw's are kind of a hit or miss deal. i have buddies that have problems like crazy with them and some that run flawlessly.
TDI's will always have problems. poorly engineered, poorly build, and poorly maintenance are the culprit. the newer mk5 2.5L cars are nice. they have a lot of torque and do pull their weight. I would be careful with buying used VW turbo cars (like the 1.8T and 2.0T) simply because people sometime refuse to use the correct oil and often clogs the oil return line to the turbo which eventually causes the turbo to become completely ineffective and is not only a pain to replace but a pain in the wallet as well.
For me personally, I like the mk3 vw's best (93-98 models). It was the first generation to introduce the VR6 and also the first generation to incorporate "real" software that can easily be tuned via computer and then chipped for more performance. Also like the bodystyle a lot. Not trying to jack your thread but here's another pic of my jetta