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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    The 36k mileage difference is pretty big deal for me
     
  2. JuyLe

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    wait for a manual 330ci to pop up ;)
     
  3. deepitm

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    Agreed on being able to find 2001-02 M3 for ~15k if you're patient. Saw one recently for 15.5 and I was blown away that they were listed that low already. That is one of the best looking cars of that era. I think it will be a classic.
     
  4. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The thoughts of the repair bills on a high millage ten year old M3 would keep me up at night.
     
  5. JayJay

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    But they sure are pretty. I love the looks of that car, and always will.
     
  6. zazadojo

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    Havent really pondered my list of vehicles for a while. I suppose one could say I have been a tad eclectic in my driving choices. Most were appropriate for the time in my life though....you can even pinpoint the point in which I got married and started a family.

    76 Plymouth Gold Duster
    73 Chevy Sierra Grande 1500 pickup
    74 VW Rabbit 2dr, gas
    79 Toyota Celica GT
    89 Ford Escort GT
    76 Ford Torino w/351 Cleveland
    78 Cadillac Seville
    68 VW Bus
    77 Volvo 242
    84 Ford Bronco
    74 VW SuperBeetle
    86 Chevy Camaro IROC Z28 w/HiPo 305
    87 Toyota MR2 MKI, Supercharged
    88 Subaru XT6
    79 Mazda RX7
    73 VW Rabbit 2dr, gas
    76 VW Rabbit, Diesel
    86 Honda CRX Si
    92 Ford Thunderbird SC
    96 Mercury Villager, Nautica Edition
    83 BMW 528i
    92 VW Cabrio
    99 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS/T
    02 Dodge Durango R/T
    10 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS
    08 BMW 335is
     
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  7. zazadojo

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    Youre not the only one. I also hate the shutdown mode the new models have, I really cant see that it is THAT much more efficient. Actually freaked me out the first day because I totally forgot that it was a feature.
     
  8. impolyt_one

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    I kinda want to get a 7-8 year old Maserati 4200GT and I want my dad (who is always asking me about Boxsters :uhoh: ) to get the same car in the Spyder version, in lieu of a 'Coxster' . My reasoning is that both cars seem reliable enough, based on my research, and then if they did take a shit, then how different is the repair bill going to be compared to a BMW M car or a Porsche? I realize the Masers would be more expensive in that regard but, all things considered, maybe not by much. THey're also a huge steal on the used market (though I feel they've been creeping back up lately) and tons of car for the money, while not costing all that much.
     
  9. RedLantern

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    1978 BMW 320i 4spd (2010-present)
     
  10. GreenFrog

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    Right -- I meant expanding your options for e46 3 series cars. Definitely aim to get a 5-speed 330i/ci.

    You can also probably get a decent e46 ZHP in that price range. A ZHP is a nice compromise between an m3 and a regular 330i. The ZHP also comes with a 6-speed instead of a 5.

    I personally have a 330i ZHP and I love the car to death. Paid $16K for an 04 with 59K miles, as a data point.
     
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  11. Pilot

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    Gotcha. Yeah the search is still on.Those were just reasonably close, in good shape, and in my price range. I'm out on the road right now so it'll be another week before I could think about making a purchase.
     
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    It's not great, but it's nowhere near as bad as the current A8 shifter:

    http://gotryke.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2011-audi-a8-interior-3.jpg

    Just terrible.
     
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  14. thekunk07

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  15. pronxs

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    nice.
    did you dunk that ring?
     
  16. thekunk07

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    yo how come some ny plates are blue and some are black and yellow?
     
  18. thekunk07

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    The newer plates are blue and yellow
     
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    Too bad tires, brakes, and Inspection I/II are expensive as fuck.

    That said, if you can find one with full service history I'd say go for it and don't let the milage turn you off. I know of a couple of people with 70-80k M3's who haven't any issues.
     
  20. Piobaire

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    Nice, Kunk. Year/model?
     

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