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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#19008 of 30250 a history of automotive infidelity.
Jul 19, 2002 (7:30 am)
-1986 Pontiac 6000 LE
-1986 Chevy Z28 totalled >> 1986 V6 Camaro for insurance purposes
-1988 Honda Accord
-1989 Honda Prelude
-1991 Honda Prelude
-1993 Hyundai Elantra
-1996 Nissan Sentra
-1996 Infiniti G20
-1997 Toyota Paseo
-1999 infiniti G20
-1999 BMW 323i (E46)
-2000 Honda Civic
-2000 Honda Accord V6 Coupe
-2001 Honda Accord V6 Sedan
-2001 Nissan Pathfinder
-2002 Nissan Maxima
When I married my wife I told her she would never have to question my devotion towards her, however cars tend to be a flavor of the week thing for me. I'm 26 years old and when I think back to the tremendous amount of money I have blown on cars, sometimes I wish I was capable of buying a hyundai accent and driving it for 14 years. I guess everybody has their vices.
Jul 19, 2002 (7:35 am)
Wow dude, we're the same age and I'm on my 4th car and you're on your 14th! Yikes! Why'd you dump the '99 E46 323i for an Accord EX-V6? Or do I not want to know?
#19010 of 30250 Strange sound coming from the rear
Jul 19, 2002 (9:20 am)
With all this BMW knowledge buzzing around perhaps one of you could help me diagnosis this problem. I recently noticed a grinding sound coming from the rear passenger side of my E36 (40K mi.). It seems to be most prevalent when I first start driving and at slow speed. It sounds loke a CV joint problem but I'm hoping I'm wrong.
I've kept current on maintenance (dealer and independant) and would expect that a worn boot would have been picked up at my last inspection, a Type II at the dealership.
Any insight anyone could offer would be appreciated.
#19011 of 30250 obioha1 and my 2 bits
Jul 19, 2002 (1:09 pm)
What Kominsky said for the '01 coupes applies to the '02 as well. The sport seats are quite a good match for the capabilities of the car. After driving my new coupe for three weeks, I had to drive the old Sentra again. During the first hard turn, I nearly slid off the side of the seat. It's amazing how quickly one forgets!
Egads ... Looks like I'm one of the few who keeps their car for the duration. My list:
'79 Buick Opel hand-me-down from Mom when I got my license. I believe Buick rebadged an Isuzu Kadett coupe. I wish I had a picture of it.
'93 Nissan Sentra - First new car, junior year of college. Incredibly reliable. The only major work done is a pair of front rotors and CV boots. Even the original clutch is still hanging in there!
'02 330ci - Topaz/grey, SP, PP, HS. I figured I've been a good boy, worked hard and saved money. Since no one else will, I rewarded myself with a 30th bday present. It was within stretching distance, and I figured I may as well enjoy it now rather than later. I'm all grins 1900 miles and ... wow! ... only six weeks later!?!? Feels like I've been enjoying the car much longer than that! Gotta love it.
Jul 19, 2002 (1:41 pm)
I love the car histories.
Getz1: impressive. Good vice to have though. I wish I had the resources to change cars every few months.
I may stick with my '95 325i (95k miles and no problems whatsoever). I am admittedly disappointed by the lack of any change in the 2003 3 series. I thought that they would at least put a 6 speed in it to compete with the G35 coupe. I may just keep old faithful and wait for next year. Any thoughts on the 2004 3 series?
#19013 of 30250 STOP THIS CAR LISTING NONSENSE!!!
Jul 19, 2002 (1:42 pm)
this is ridiculous!! Who gives a rats a**!
1978 Cutlass Supreme
1989 GMC Sierra S-15
1996 Nissan Pathfinder
2002 BMW 330i
Jul 19, 2002 (5:41 pm)
Ok, here's mine. Not as eventful as some, but I have enjoyed them all...
83 Honda Accord (with Hyperblinker!)
67 Camaro (327 w powerglide)
89 Jimmy (stolen once) plowed thru superstorm of 93
97 Acura Integra GS-R
Jul 19, 2002 (7:04 pm)
'74 Vega (parents car, learned to drive)
'80 Datsun 510 (parents hand-me-down, RWD, good in snow)
'85 RX-7 (Great car, high insurance, bad in winter-starting & tires)
'93 Ford Probe GT (Ok, we all make mistakes, hit a deer with the RX-7 and liked the looks, probably only FWD car I'll buy for myself)
'95 Mazda 626 (wifes car, but I drove it for a few years)
'95 Miata (most fun for the buck IMHO, had to sell when we had a daughter)
'98 Volvo V70 wagon (great car...for the wife)
'02 325i SP (sold the Miata and the 626 and got the best of both)
Hmmm, I'd say the only FWD car I bought for myself was the most disappointing of the lot (it was terrible in the snow on top of it all)! And to think I still have to explain to people why RWD is better!?!
Jul 19, 2002 (8:24 pm)
sorry to do this on my first post, but i wanted to see my list in print
77 Chevy Monte Carlo
80 Plymouth Horizon TC3
88 Mazda B2200
90 Chevy Corsica
92 Geo Storm
93 Mazda Protege
93 Mazda Miata
95 Nissan Pathfinder
97 Jeep Cherokee Sport
96 Mazda B3000
97 GMC Suburban (still have it)
92 Olds Cutlass Ciera (still have it -- $1 extra car)
02 325 XiT
#19017 of 30250 Another History
Jul 19, 2002 (10:41 pm)
Away from the board for a week. 132 messages later, I guess I'll add my history:
1977 Chevy C10 Pickup
1978 Monte Carlo--College car, red, complete with white vinyl rear roof. Had for 7 years. Reupholstered the seats, put in a short block, and more AC compressors than you could count.
1988 Honda Accord LXi--First new car
80-something Dodge 2+2 coupe--Bought from a pilot in Korea and stayed there a year later
1994 Saab 900SE--Original dream car. Bought through Military Sales in Germany and cruised over Autobahn for a year
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass--Traded Honda for wife's car. Big mistake (Olds, not wife) Traded car even (barely) in two years. Last American car I'll ever look at!
1999 Saab 9-3SE--Wife's dream car
2002 330i--Current dream car, although the M3 being deliverd the night I picked it up...Never mind!