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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#18960 of 30250 Since I started this:
Jul 17, 2002 (2:06 pm)
1976 Pontiac Catalina - Dad's car, drove it in high school. Learned to drive on this boat. So big, they gave me two back-ups on the 3-point turn on my driver's test! Great back seat, though, if you know what I mean.
1979 RX7 - Got it used in college. Charcoal gray, w/gray cloth seats. Manual transmission. Still the most fun car I ever had. VERY small and reliable. Died a premature death in 1988 from rust.
1988 Grand Prix SE - Black w/grey cloth. Nice car, but basically a base model with a poor stereo and 15" wheels. Traded it at on 3 years old on...
1992 Grand Prix GTP - Red w/tan cloth. This was my baby. It glowed like the sun. This car is why I had to buy a red BMW. Got more compliments on this car than I can remember. Had the upgraded stereo w/equalizer, full power, anti-locks, and that great supercharged engine. Drove it for 6 years until mechanical problems and fluid leaks caused me to make it somebody else's problem.
1998 Subaru Forester - Awesome AWD. Nice mechanicals. Too small for our family.
1999 Nissan Maxima - Dark green/tan leather. Car I have now. Only complaint is that its boring. Engine is terrific.
1999 Dodge Caravan Sport - Monochrome White. Best people mover around. Still think this is the best looking minivan on the planet (for what that's worth).
2002 325i - Electric Red. Still on order, but getting closer every day. This is the car I almost bought (318i, actually) in 1992.
Jul 17, 2002 (2:14 pm)
25-27psi??!! WOW! I've settled on 34.5(f) and 36(r) on mine. The ride is still pretty good and the turn-in is great. The road feel issue seemed to improve noticably at around 2K miles. They are still very quiet and they stick great. The only downside currently is the tram-lining. I haven't really noticed the warm-up period either, but temps have been pretty high around here lately.
Jul 17, 2002 (2:20 pm)
"You guys have owned alot of cars!"
I was looking over my list and I had 7 cars and 3 motorcycles in 7 years ('80 -'87) and then only two new cars and one motorcycle after that... I got married in 1988... I wonder if there's a correlation??
#18963 of 30250 I'll add in as well....
Jul 17, 2002 (2:22 pm)
1987: 78 Olds Delta 88 - Hand me down from Dad. Was baby blue with baby blue interior and vinyl roof. Constantly having mechanical problems. Best was when I had no reverse for 3 months!
1988: 84 Ford Mustang - not bad, I enjoyed driving it but by 60,000 miles fuel injection system was shot
1990: 88 Ford Mustang - 4 cyl POS Hated driving that car, even though it was stick. Gave to my sister when I bought my next car and was totalled one month later. I was happy (that it was totalled), she wasn't (not her fault at least).
1992: 92 Acura Inetgra - first new car. The more mileage it accumulated the better it ran. Loved it!! Looked as good with 107,000 miles as the day I got it. Miss it to this day. Also stick.
1999: 99 Ford Explorer - Uneventful. Damn thing broke down right after warranty expired.
2001: 01 Honda Accord Coupe V6 Auto. Great car but bored driving an auto.
2002: 02 BMW 330i - My Topaz Beauty! Love every second in this car! More than makes up for selling the Integra!
Jul 17, 2002 (2:23 pm)
It's interesting to read about the buying history of everyone. I wouldn't repeat some of my choices and often owned more than one at a time, but I know a lot more now, have different needs and, fortunetly, more money to spend.
My list in the order purchased
1958 Austin Healy
1977 Pontiac Bonneville
1982 Plymouth Colt
1983 Toyota Celica
1985 Chrysler LaBaron
1985 Cadillac Deville
1992 Cadillac Seville
1999 Toyota Sienna
2002 BMW 325i
Jul 17, 2002 (3:12 pm)
I go way back.
1957 Buick Special
1961 V.W Beetle
1967 Volvo 144 5- Speed
1990 Volvo 244 5- Speed
1990 Volvo 740 5- Speed
The 1990 Volvos are in excellent condition.
Jul 17, 2002 (3:14 pm)
Here is my list:
1989 Honda CRX Si - It's a quick little car...I still own it and drive it
2003 330i SP/PP?
You know my recommended color... go Orient Blue
#18967 of 30250 JingleJill et al.
Jul 17, 2002 (4:02 pm)
My vote would be Orient Blue -- it's a bit less common than black, and may show swirl marks, etc. a it less (anyway, my wife wanted it, so she got it). It's a beautiful color, IMHO.
The last few posts make me feel a little less old, but ...
1955 Chevy BelAir (saved for me by my Dad, and totaled by me sophomore year of college).
1962 Renault Dauphine (summer car, sold 3 mos. later)
1962 Impala wagon (bought for $1 from a friend, disposed of by the NYC towing trolls just prior to our move to LA)
1975 Rabbit (first new car)
1980 Rabbit (fool me twice, shame on me...)
1985 Nissan Stanza (great car)
1994 Isuzu Trooper (wife's truck, still going strong)
1996 Honda Civic (for daughter)
1997 Honda Civic (for son)
1991 Honda Accord (bought in 1997 to replace the Nissan)
2000 MB C280 ('bye to my trusty Accord)
2002 BMW 325i (intended to replace wife's Trooper, but it's too versatile to sell)
Next?? 530i to replace C280??
#18968 of 30250 jinglejill, color
Jul 17, 2002 (4:20 pm)
Stacy, I will toss in another vote for Orient Blue. Gorgeous color. Just had a Jet Black loaner yesterday, nice but I prefer the slightly silvery metallic of my M3's Cosmos Black.
but trust me on the blue, I've got black only because color is a lower priority on used vehicles. I actually had sworn off black cars after the Neon (see my earlier post about cars-- Camaro, Chevelle, Neon all black, RX-7 "charcoal grey"). it is quite dusty here in Wichita and black is torture. my last car was silver and that was a dream as far as dust & water spots go, but it's very ... bleh. Orient Blue is good.
#18969 of 30250 My short list
Jul 17, 2002 (4:53 pm)
Here is my list:
1982 - 1974 Datsun 710 First car, had a 77K on, put 50K on it. Nice first car, donated to charity.
1985 - 1979 Toyota Celica GT, LOVED IT! Killed by a Chevy. Missed it very much.
1993 - 1992 Mazda Protege, 230K, one water pump and one clutch, destroyed by cousin (Oil, whats oil?)
2001 - First new car 325i SP, WOW!