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post #2416 of 14754
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Originally Posted by phreak View Post
Haha never heard of an impulse lease before you.

I saw a pristine e31 with 20k miles going for $45k recently

Maybe this is somewhat apples to oranges, but if I were going to spend that much on a car that age I would get an NSX.
post #2417 of 14754
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Maybe this is somewhat apples to oranges, but if I were going to spend that much on a car that age I would get an NSX.

Omg yes! I consider the NSX to be the quintessential Japanese sports car and would be very, very tempting if I had 40k and were in the market. Obviously the engine (and also the engine tone, in a major way ) leaves some wanting more, but aesthetically the NSX is fabulous. I've ridden in a particularly well-kept model several times and have always been impressed; it's a very solid/tight (10 year old) car.

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Other Japanese sports cars from the 90s/early 2000s that I thought were really well designed:

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Mazda RX7


Skyline R32


But yea, you're right, they are totally apples to oranges haha
post #2418 of 14754
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Originally Posted by phreak View Post
Other Japanese sports cars from the 90s/early 2000s that I thought were really well designed:

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Mazda RX7


Skyline R32





good taste haha... here is my old RX-7



Sold it when I relocated for work was a blast to drive but spent much more time in pieces on my garage floor
post #2419 of 14754
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

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?

Saw a junked one in a lot recently and lamented how much I wanted one back in high school.

Do they still make Kinesis wheels? There was a European Car magazine feature on 951 turbos and the car had some 18" Kinesis 3p mesh, gold center, polished lip. This was like the mid-90's.

If you're ballin, Work Brombachers, gold center.
post #2420 of 14754
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good taste haha... here is my old RX-7



Sold it when I relocated for work was a blast to drive but spent much more time in pieces on my garage floor

That last generation RX-7 was beautifully designed, exterior-wise, but the interior was junk, like any 90's Japanese car unfortunately. The taillights and the pop-up headlights dated the design, but the sheetmetal and the double bubble roof were beautiful.
post #2421 of 14754
Soooo close to buying an 1999 E46 328i for $5k, but thought otherwise as I am hoping to move out soon and need the cash buffer for furnishings and emergency funds. 200k kms, Inspection 2 just done, new brakes, control arms, bushings and other things. Sigh, someday.
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2002 E39 525i - stick, sport/premium, grey metallic on grey, all stock. Picked it up from my uncle about a month ago, was either this or buy my mom's E350. He's owned it since day 1 and babied it (65k miles, all records/etc).. was his DD along side an M3, SL550, S2000 and some others.

this, but not my pic:
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post #2423 of 14754
Just picked up a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche with 83,000 miles on it. Considering many go 250,000+ I would consider it low miles and especially for a 2004. I love it so far. I like driving a truck/suv and have found it to be the best of both worlds. It should come in handy as a home owner. No more 10 bags of mulch in the trunk of a sedan. It can also pull the 68' mustang God forbid it break down or something (those days are behind me hopefully).
post #2424 of 14754
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Can't decide if it's worth it to spend more money on it -- mainly an exhaust and M-par's. Would be more tempted if it was a 540 or M5.

I wouldn't. Looks beautiful factory stock.
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I wouldn't. Looks beautiful factory stock.

+1. That's a beautiful car, as is.
post #2426 of 14754
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Originally Posted by djh View Post

2002 E39 525i - stick, sport/premium, grey metallic on grey, all stock. Picked it up from my uncle about a month ago, was either this or buy my mom's E350. He's owned it since day 1 and babied it (65k miles, all records/etc).. was his DD along side an M3, SL550, S2000 and some others.

this, but not my pic:
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Can't decide if it's worth it to spend more money on it -- mainly an exhaust and M-par's. Would be more tempted if it was a 540 or M5.

Love it the way it is. I would keep it like this and rock it for the next 150K miles.
post #2427 of 14754
Thanks all, I'm really happy with my choice... I do wish it had a bit more low-end torque but if I really need to get moving a lot of power comes in above 3500 revs. It's an awesome first car though, my uncle is almost regretting he sold it to me. I offered to trade it back for his F10 535i though :P
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My is in black version ;)

post #2429 of 14754
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Originally Posted by djh View Post

2002 E39 525i - stick, sport/premium, grey metallic on grey, all stock. Picked it up from my uncle about a month ago, was either this or buy my mom's E350. He's owned it since day 1 and babied it (65k miles, all records/etc).. was his DD along side an M3, SL550, S2000 and some others.

this, but not my pic:


Can't decide if it's worth it to spend more money on it -- mainly an exhaust and M-par's. Would be more tempted if it was a 540 or M5.
That's definitely a nice looking car. An exhaust is a waste of money from a performance perspective unless you're also doing $$$ mods throughout the rest of drive system (intake, cams, hi-flow injectors, custom software, etc.). Flashing the ECU with software that's optimized for 92+ octane will transform the way the car revs throughout the RPM range. At $350, it's far and away the best bang-for-the-buck performance improvement on any BMW with the M50/M52/M54 engine.
post #2430 of 14754
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gonna put different wheels on it though, any suggestions?

wouldn't do that. these are original, who made their debut on the 928.
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