Cars We Drive!

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

  1. rocks

    rocks Senior member

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    I guess it's time to dump mine (not)...Greenfrog drives an E60 M5, Jet, well I thought he sold his car a long time ago...Oh well, problem is there's hardly anything out there exciting to drive with a manual these days except Porsche which is out of my price range. GT3 is a dream car, a 997 which is years away from actual ownership. The little 4 bangers that Subie and Yota makes aren't for me so I'm stuck with an E46. Maintenance isnt too bad and the car is still fun to drive after 10 yrs. I'm currently at 153k and it has never left me stranded and I've done multiple trips between Sofla and ATL without a single issue.

    There's the new comer Lexus ISF but I'm just not ready for an automatic car as my only car, besides that the styling can be off putting. Still it is a capable contender to a V8 M3 but it's just not for me. Oh and as for Audi and the rest, I'm just not fond of their cars despite what reviews say. Then again, driving an E46 is not a bad thing; it's still one of the best affordable drivers car one can get with a manual today.
     


  2. thekunk07

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    lexus drives like a sewing machine. i'd esily get an m5 or even m3 but sadly i associate bmw drivers with 328 and 323 drivers who think they are boy racers but have 200 something horses
     


  3. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    That's a shame that your narrow-mindedness is preventing you from driving some really excellent cars.
     


  4. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    try living where i do, there's a 323, 328 or 335 in every other driveway.
     


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  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yeah, 300 series drivers tend to be problematic. If I'm pulling up to a stop light and there are two cars at the light I'll get behind a 20 year old Subaru before I get behind a new 300 series. They always seem to think they're driving F1 cars and are deathly afraid of the "power" so drive like grandmothers.
     


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    Those people are a blight on the brand. Seems like every fucking ricer from the early 2000's got a pay raise and bought these cars. M3's are starting to get cheap enough so these guys are starting to get into them FFS
     


  8. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    The E60 M5 depreciating like a rock is what allowed me to afford it :p.

    Also, the evidence is in! BMW drivers are asshoals:

    http://autos.yahoo.com/news/bmw-drivers-really-are-jerks--studies-find-214456020.html
     
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  9. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Wait, weren't you a ricer back in the day?!

    And you obviously have tasted some success in the corporate world since then, and now you drive an M3, among other cars.

    :nest:
     


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    What's wrong with the 335? I would love to own one.
     


  11. GreenFrog

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    Nothing's wrong with the car itself (except for the earliest models, which had lot's of problems with the HPFP). It's just that a lot of people drive them now, so it's not exclusive, which can irk some people.

    I still think the 335is is an amazing car (except for the price tag brand new; not worth it at that point). I'd love to pick up a used one with a manual transmission someday.
     
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  12. HRoi

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    ain't gonna lie, i owned two Honda Civics. didn't modify them though. :satisfied:
     


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    My business partner has a 335IS.

    After many track days, canyon drives, etc, I like it better as much as the M3.

    But, 1M > all for driving experience.
     


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    Quote:The E60 (and E63 M6s) are depreciating like rocks because of the SMG transmissions and people generally being afraid of something catastrophic happening... Hope you had yours checked out thoroughly before you bought, or better yet, got it CPO'd... It's unfortunate, because they're awesome cars otherwise. Not likely going to see a production BMW like that again. And the noise of that V10... Oh the noise!
     


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    Yep, my car is CPO'ed, but ill most likely be selling it within half a year or so. You're absolutely right tho, never gonna see a V10 bimmer again. If I'm correct, the E60 M5 has the only production V10 BMW has ever made.
     


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