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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#18963 of 30250 I'll add in as well....
Jul 17, 2002 (1:22 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 (1:23 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 (2:12 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 (2:14 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 (3:02 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 (3:20 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 (3:53 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!
#18971 of 30250 Trip to Poconos ! and catching up!!
Jul 17, 2002 (5:42 pm)
Hi gang, just back from my 1st trip to the Keystone State. a few observations....
Subies here Subies there, Subies every where lol.I recon if i lived in the mountains id want the all wheel drive also.
A few road signs ive never seen. "remove sunglasses" lol. and "speed checked by aircraft"id think flying the mountains would be tricky.
JingleJill: Black on Black in TX ? your brave hehe. Who did you end up ordering from ?
ok ill bite, and show age.
1) 1964 VW Bug, yup i learned on a manual German car hehe spoiled allready.
2) 1974 Vega (Dale we should start a club lol )
3) 1983 T bird, The brand new Nascar style i was stoked til it got flooded ;( btw, 5.0 and 135 HP lol.
4) 1978 Ford Fairmont ugh cheap college ride.
5)1968 Buick GS bought from original owner 88 years old
6) 1991 Eagle Talon a great reliable ride, destoyed in a TX hail storm ;(
7)1995 G20 can u say torqe steer ?
8)1990 Honda appliance but great gearbox
9) 1999 323i Sport
I think thats all...
#18972 of 30250 My Car History
Jul 17, 2002 (5:45 pm)
This list is a combination of my wife's and my cars throughout the years.
1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1979 Mazda RX-7
1984 Mazda 626
1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
1985 Enault LeCar (2nd car - beater for winter)
1886 Honda Civic (got married - wife's car)
1987 Mazda RX-7
1988 Mitsubishi Mirage (wife's car)
1989 Geo Storm
1990 Toyota Paseo
1990 Toyota Corolla (wife's car)
1993 Ford Explorer (wife's car, I inherited Corolla)
1996 Mazda 626
1996 Plymouth Voyager (wife's car)
2001 Acura MDX (wife's car)
2002 BMW 330i (yeah !!!)
You can gather I was quite flighty in my car selections early on, but I always gravitated towards the RX-7. I'm looking forward to the release of the RX-8. I still had quite a few "what was I thinking ?" choices though. I guess it took me longer than most to mature and 'settle down' on my car selections.