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Anyone a BMW owner?

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29 Mar 2011, 13:44
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
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29 Mar 2011, 14:54
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
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29 Mar 2011, 15:22
E46 M3 is probably one of the only BMW's I would ever want to own.

I'm a volkswagen/audi guy myself
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29 Mar 2011, 15:44
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.
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29 Mar 2011, 15:47
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here's my actual car

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29 Mar 2011, 17:19
@wishbone: sweet ride. What wheels do you have on there?

@nink: at least you didn't have an X5: http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/bmw-x5 ... 2Q79QUHKB8

I don't own a bimmer, but a big fan of the pre-Chris Bangle era vehicles especially the M3; not a fan of the newer designs.
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29 Mar 2011, 19:35
@alexMBAapply they are epsilon 3 piece wheels, of era of course, i love keeping basically everything stock
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30 Mar 2011, 22:41
BBS RS FTW
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01 Apr 2011, 08:47
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
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02 Apr 2011, 12:54
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
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03 Apr 2011, 10:27
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

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26 Apr 2011, 07:37
My father in law just got a 2012 650i convertible....

lucky law school guys!
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26 Apr 2011, 08:53
I have a 2001 M5. I can't let it go, so my dad will be taking care of it while I'm at B-school. I'm gonna miss it so much!!
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26 Apr 2011, 11:53
Wow.. I never knew bmws had a prob with spontaneously combusting... I had my eye on an X5 too

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Wow.. I never knew bmws had a prob with spontaneously combusting... I had my eye on an X5 too

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If there's an Achilles' heel with German cars, it's electrical issues.

Just my biased opinion, but if you're looking for trucks and SUVs, that's the one category that I feel Americans do it best.
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AlexMBAApply wrote:
humphy wrote:
Wow.. I never knew bmws had a prob with spontaneously combusting... I had my eye on an X5 too

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If there's an Achilles' heel with German cars, it's electrical issues.

Just my biased opinion, but if you're looking for trucks and SUVs, that's the one category that I feel Americans do it best.

I was looking at a decent sized SUV type. Ideally, it would be bigger than a mommy SUV, but not to big to have crap MPG and difficulty finding parking.

I was thinking:
mayyybe new X3
X5
X6 - silly expensive
Ford Edge
Audi Q5 - a bit small
Audi Q7 - too big =[

Unfortunately American cars have not impressed me at all... maybe they have and will turn it around after the whipping they have been taking..

either way, time to start saving =\
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AlexMBAApply wrote:
humphy wrote:
Wow.. I never knew bmws had a prob with spontaneously combusting... I had my eye on an X5 too

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If there's an Achilles' heel with German cars, it's electrical issues.

Just my biased opinion, but if you're looking for trucks and SUVs, that's the one category that I feel Americans do it best.

Come to think of it, my gramps owned a '92 525i 20k miles only, garaged it's whole life but the AC and radio crapped out a long time ago. Go figure.

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05 May 2011, 22:12
BMW = Bitchy Men & Women

just kidding
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06 May 2011, 10:28
vwjetty wrote:
BMW = Bitchy Men & Women

just kidding

lol. kind of true. the car is very moody too sometimes..
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15 May 2011, 08:00
Yea me me but in future !
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