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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#18998 of 30250 Since I was just an observer on this board till now....
Jul 18, 2002 (7:44 pm)
here's my vehicle history:
1977 Dodge Van (New) - My first vehicle. Customized it myself, bed and all. "Chickmobile" - until it got totaled by a head on - not my fault. But I was blessed I lived, the other driver died.
1976 Chevy El Camino SS (Used) - My van replacement from the insurance settlement.
1978 Fiat X-19 (Used) - Brainwashed by the movie "Breaking Away" and since I had the cycling fever, bought the Italian Fiat X-19 and a $600 Raleigh 12-speed. The Raleigh was reliable, the Fiat (FIX IT AGAIN TONY!) was not ..But the girls loved it. Severly underpowered, but handled like a dream and the removeable hardtop was sweet!
19?? Ford Falcon (Used) - My project car - Bought for about $250. I think I drove it twice and then sold it.
1974 Chevy Nova (Used) - Good running car that got me to Texas for college, for awhile, and then got me back after I decided I wanted to be married instead.
1982 AMC Concorde Wagon (New) - Contrary to AMC's history, this was a great running car. Along with the Nova, reliable transportation for our two jobs.
1969 Chevy Camaro (Used) 327 V-8 - My dream car. After my daughter was born, and with overseas orders, I decided we didn't need it anymore. Someone should have hit me with a 2x4 to knock me back to reality. Oh, somedays I wish I had that Camy again. My 18-year daughter still reminds me day after day why I sold "HER" car.
1986 Ford Escort (New) - Our car after I returned from overseas. Should have been used. Money pit #1. Problems since day #1. After two blown head gaskets, and other problems, it had to go. Worst car I have ever owned, including the Fiat.
1990 Mazda 626 (New) - Great car.
1993 Ford F-150 4x4 X-tra Cab (New) - For the Nebraska winters.
1989 Mercury Topaz (Used) Cheap transportation, but lemon. Money Pit #2.
* Note to self - NEVER buy American again, especially Ford!
1996 Toyota Camry (New) - Great reliable car. Not ONE problem in 3 years.
1999 Toyota Avalon (New) - Another great reliable car with no problems. Sold when I came here to Qatar last December.
2000 Toyota Tacoma X-tra Cab (New)- Still own. Great reliable truck. "Do I see a pattern here"?
2002 Mazda Protege (New) - Still own (my title). Really it's my daughter's car 99 percent of the time. Her present for High School graduation and to use for college.
2003 ?? When I return from my contractor work in Qatar later this year, it will be one of these... Infiniti G35 coupe, a BMW 330ci or a BMW 530i. Until I do a test drive, I haven't finalized my decision yet. But I'm stongly leaning towards the Infiniti. I'm waiting for that day when I lay cash on the table at either the Infiniti or BMW dealer and say "I want that today"!
Jul 18, 2002 (8:15 pm)
Man , that brings back high school memories.My best friend bought a used one and another friends dad got him a new one, but it didnt matter we were allways stranded!I think i recall it was a overheating problem and the radiator hose busted over and over ,,,,,
#19000 of 30250 searching......
Jul 18, 2002 (8:25 pm)
havn't been on board for a while so pls forgive...does anyone remember the name or link to the British web site that pictured and detailed all the design and tech changes for all BMW models in the near future as well as pictures of the new models too? thanks gary
Jul 18, 2002 (8:39 pm)
Hey, that happened to me once too - a busted radiator hose leaving me stranded. Along with other problems I remember like that bad thermostat, rear struts, altenator, wheel bearings, brakes and a slew of other things. Can't remember them all since its been close to 22 years. Even with all those problems - I still miss driving that car.
#19002 of 30250 nyccarguy,
Jul 18, 2002 (9:29 pm)
"hey, you're 26 and don't need a BMW right now."
I'm 27 and I definitely need my BMW! lol.
#19004 of 30250 questions on sports package(E46 coupes)
Jul 18, 2002 (11:02 pm)
I was wondering what exactly does the sport package include. Is it just a tire and seat upgrade or is there some suspension tuning. I was looking in the 3 series coupe brochure and it says that the coupes come with a sport calibrated suspension. Also in the brochure it only states a wheel/tire upgrade as well as the addition of sport seats.
Also if the upgrade is just tire and seats, does this apply to the 2001 coupes as well or is the sport calibration just for 2002. If this is the case I can just buy low profile tires and the m double spoke wheels for real cheap off of ebay.
#19005 of 30250 My car history
Jul 19, 2002 (6:59 am)
1979 Toyota Cressida 4sp yes! 4sp
1980 Honda Accord 5sp
1982 Audi s200 turbo charge auto
1987 Honda Prelude 5sp
1988 Honda CRX si 5sp
1992 Mazda MPV (Ex wife's)
1998 Nissan Pathfinder Auto
1999 Nissan Altima 5sp
2002 BMW 325xi 5sp
Jul 19, 2002 (8:11 am)
Sport package are sports tuned in 01 as well.
Jul 19, 2002 (8:16 am)
The sport package is tires/wheels and seats only on the 2001 Ci's. I'm not sure about 2002's. As for buying non-sport and getting the tire/wheel package later, you'd be giving up what, IMHO, are some of the best factory seats out there. I think the seats alone were worth the price of the SP.