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post #9976 of 15378
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

let's see if we can make the next couple of pages all about BMW's
i think it's unlikely. BMW made what, 80-90,000 of these things? too many

if anything, it's probably the '65 Mustang of my (our?) generation (not rare, but holds some value because of its looks and nostalgia effect), but not as valuable as the rarer cars of its generation like the Chevelle SS or the GTO Judge


Had no idea BMW made that many. Still, pretty rare in the US these days.

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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post


Had no idea BMW made that many. Still, pretty rare in the US these days.
it depends on where you are in the US, I think. Very common where I live, but much more rare in other places. Now that I think of it, besides FL I've only seen it commonly in California and the DC area

The e46 is such a pretty design, though. I wouldn't mind being that dude who keeps an old BMW in the garage just because. My cousin and I both still have the first BmW's we ever had - I have a 2001 330ci and he has a e30. His is absolutely pristine, though
post #9978 of 15378
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

let's see if we can make the next couple of pages all about BMW's
i think it's unlikely. BMW made what, 80-90,000 of these things? too many

if anything, it's probably the '65 Mustang of my (our?) generation (not rare, but holds some value because of its looks and nostalgia effect), but not as valuable as the rarer cars of its generation like the Chevelle SS or the GTO Judge

 

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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post


Had no idea BMW made that many. Still, pretty rare in the US these days.

 

They didn't...

BMW NA M3 Coupe (LHD): 26,202 examples produced from 02/01 through 05/06.

Reference:  BMW M Registry

post #9979 of 15378
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Originally Posted by Outlaw 06 View Post


They didn't...


BMW NA M3 Coupe (LHD): 26,202 examples produced from 02/01 through 05/06.


Reference:  BMW M Registry
Based on that article - 26k for NA, but 80k+ globally, so we're both right biggrin.gif

Although your number is probably more appropriate for the discussion if we are talking about car collecting in the US
post #9980 of 15378
I'm surprised by the lack of hybrid car talk here. I don't mean the Prius, or Volt, or whatever, but Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren.
post #9981 of 15378
Well, there's the i8! biggrin.gif

Idfnl trolling aside, we're about to see what the first generation of high performance hybrids is all about. The NSX, 918, and that uber Ferrari with the stupid name.

Is the mclaren P4 going to be hybrid too?
post #9982 of 15378
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Well, there's the i8! biggrin.gif

Idfnl trolling aside, we're about to see what the first generation of high performance hybrids is all about. The NSX, 918, and that uber Ferrari with the stupid name.

Is the mclaren P4 going to be hybrid too?

I didn't know the NSX was hybrid too. But the P1, 918, and "The Ferrari" will all be.

these cars will basically set the stage and prescedent for non-hypercar performance cars going forward as its almost certain that the technology will trickle down.
post #9983 of 15378
^the new diesel hybrids from VW look promising.

I'm thinking about getting a 2nd car. maybe a beater SUV. I mentioned before about my family's fetish for old land cruisers. I remember seeing this one at McCarren last summer and almost wanted to wait around for the owner to see if he wanted to sell it.



the thing is... I don't really see the need for a SUV anymore after using a wagon for the past couple of years. I also don't want to plunk down money for a performance sedan and have it beat to shit here in the city.
post #9984 of 15378
if I had the need to own a car in NYC, I'd get the Fiat abarth.


fortunately, I don't have the need. Especially when GreenFrog moves here and our M5 rental agreement comes to fruition.
post #9985 of 15378
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I'm surprised by the lack of hybrid car talk here. I don't mean the Prius, or Volt, or whatever, but Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren.

Well what is there to talk about, they are not out yet.
post #9986 of 15378
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Well what is there to talk about
BMW's!!!
post #9987 of 15378
I'd probably go with a faster Mini edition over the Fiat Abarth. Or maybe a Polestar (or at least a remapped/tuned) Volvo C30...I love the rear end on those.
post #9988 of 15378
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

BMW's!!!

Well bmw hybrids wrist.gif

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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I'd probably go with a faster Mini edition over the Fiat Abarth. Or maybe a Polestar (or at least a remapped/tuned) Volvo C30...I love the rear end on those.


I would go Abarth or Volvo, as they are a bit more rare, although Cooper S is a great little city car and with the right driver, they can make grown men scared. devil.gif
post #9989 of 15378
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

between NY and LA, I have seen maybe 3 or 4 8-series over the past 3 weeks. Really awesome.

I saw an 8-series on the LSD in Chicago early this morning. Had to do a double take when I was next to it at the light. Very nice design.

 

Also seeing a couple of Tesla Model Ss around town recently. Those things are eerily quiet

post #9990 of 15378
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Well what is there to talk about, they are not out yet.

Torque vectoring, seems pretty bad ass. The cutaway was awesome, the car is actually stiffer than a traditional SLS.
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