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I have a see-saw relationship with roadsters - when I have one, I almost never drive it, and when I don't have one, I'm constantly looking for my next. As much as I liked the Pontiac, I simply wasn't driving it much, and with June almost over I hadn't lowered the top once this year. I liked the idea of having both types of Z coupe, but if the deal hadn't gone thru my second choice was far, far crazier :
I know what you mean about roadsters, as I am weird about them, too, and want to drive one only rarely -- in which case I take my father's Z3MR out, since we share the garage we built. I just saw a blue Z3C the other day, looked awesome. It's really grown on me. As for your 'second choice' -- yeah that's pretty intense, especially from a maintenance perspective!! Enjoy!
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Would be interested to get opinions from SFers on an e31 8-series. Don't own but would like to one day
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are you going to lease it straight out of college?
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are you going to lease it straight out of college?

Haha never heard of an impulse lease before you.

I saw a pristine e31 with 20k miles going for $45k recently
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E31 parts are very expensive, only buy if you can afford to maintain.

My choice would be 850csi of course.
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Would be interested to get opinions from SFers on an e31 8-series. Don't own but would like to one day

One of my all time favourite Bimmers and one of my favourite cars period. I too would like to own one, but I doubt I'll ever dare getting one. A bad example can be a real money pit.
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As for your 'second choice' -- yeah that's pretty intense, especially from a maintenance perspective!! Enjoy!

Well, as you said, the Z4MC sometimes leaves you craving some cossetting on the drive home.

I've got some experience with old Rolls-Royces and Bentleys and the 80s cars aren't that bad if you avoid the turbo cars or one that hasn't been driven regularly. There are two 80s Bentleys for sale on the RROC forum, one an 8 and one a Turbo R, with maintenance records running back 15 years. The 8 averaged $1500/year to run, the Turbo R was $3000/year. Unfortunately, most people would simply see the totals ("My friend had one of those and spent almost $23,000 on maintenance!!) rather than the cars or timelines.

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Would be interested to get opinions from SFers on an e31 8-series. Don't own but would like to one day

I love the design of the 8 series, and while many recommend the rare, expensive 12-cylinder models like the 850CSi, with the 840 putting out nearly 300hp you aren't exactly slumming and the reduction in maintenance is exponential due to the 12-cylinder's design (being run as two 6-cylinders, just nuts).

My preference would be for the Porsche 928S4, which has similar running cost and feels as luxurious (costs similar money), but is a much better drive.
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picking up a brand new Navigator L in two weeks, woooot.
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picking up a brand new Navigator L in two weeks, woooot.
Those are huge. Bought one once to be my daily driver, but being a car guy, I got rid of it within a year. Enjoy!
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Well, as you said, the Z4MC sometimes leaves you craving some cossetting on the drive home. I've got some experience with old Rolls-Royces and Bentleys and the 80s cars aren't that bad if you avoid the turbo cars or one that hasn't been driven regularly. There are two 80s Bentleys for sale on the RROC forum, one an 8 and one a Turbo R, with maintenance records running back 15 years. The 8 averaged $1500/year to run, the Turbo R was $3000/year. Unfortunately, most people would simply see the totals ("My friend had one of those and spent almost $23,000 on maintenance!!) rather than the cars or timelines.
I know what you mean -- and really, $1.5-3k for a personal expense isn't that bad. For some its a golf club membership, for others it is different. I get a lot of the 'do you have your mechanic on speed-dial" commentary on account of my Jag -- same thing.
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I love the design of the 8 series, and while many recommend the rare, expensive 12-cylinder models like the 850CSi, with the 840 putting out nearly 300hp you aren't exactly slumming and the reduction in maintenance is exponential due to the 12-cylinder's design (being run as two 6-cylinders, just nuts). My preference would be for the Porsche 928S4, which has similar running cost and feels as luxurious (costs similar money), but is a much better drive.
I, too, really like the 8-series; hope to have one some day, though I have a V-12 fetish and would definitely want a -12. Absent that particular craziness, the V-8 is a much better choice, I would also expect. ~ H
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I, too, really like the 8-series; hope to have one some day, though I have a V-12 fetish and would definitely want a -12. Absent that particular craziness, the V-8 is a much better choice, I would also expect.

~ H

I like V12s - just not that V-12. I'd happily take an E66 760Li or a Mercedes-Benz V-12, or the old Jag V-12.

As an aside, I found a shot of a black Z3 coupe with the same style wheels as my Z4 coupe; based on this I'll be making a change soon.

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just picked this up yesterday 88, two tone interior (which is MINT), amazing mechanical shape... thing pulls! gonna put different wheels on it though, any suggestions?
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just picked this up yesterday
88, two tone interior (which is MINT), amazing mechanical shape... thing pulls!
gonna put different wheels on it though, any suggestions?

18" 996 10 spoke cup wheels look great on 951's
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Range Rover Supercharged
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One of these: Does what it says on the tin. I'm holding out for the next 9-3 before I change it over.
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