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Last post on May 21, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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#29036 of 32377 Re: CCBA Candy [roadburner]
Jan 06, 2013 (7:34 pm)
Ah, have you forgotten there is only room in my heart (& my garage) for only one 2 door, manual transmission car. My beloved Prelude:)
There should be tons of E90s for me to choose from. How about a fanatically taken care of 2006 330xi;)
#29037 of 32377 Re: Speaking of wagons.. [roadburner]
Jan 06, 2013 (7:41 pm)
love the car. iffy on the wheels. Hate the color.
Looks like my daughters running shoes/
#29039 of 32377 Re: Speaking of wagons.. [stickguy]
Jan 06, 2013 (8:21 pm)
" iffy on the wheels."
Wait a minute, those look like the wheels on my 540i M-sport.
#29040 of 32377 Re: Speaking of wagons.. [corvette]
Jan 06, 2013 (8:25 pm)
they just don't go IMO with that car. Too low profile and overly large. Just look out of place to me.
#29041 of 32377 Re: browsing the bombers [stickguy]
Jan 06, 2013 (8:29 pm)
The Catera had a reputation for being unloved, unreliable, and a repair nightmare... And that's when they were new!
Can't imagine that the passage of time has been kind to those.
#29042 of 32377 Re: browsing the bombers [stickguy]
Jan 07, 2013 (4:46 am)
A 4Runner of that vintage well sorted can bring good money. This one is not in that category. Gotta love the removable top.
944-Offer 3500, settle just north of 4 and drive it till something 'spensive breaks!
#29043 of 32377 Re: Pricing for E46 wagon? [breld]
Jan 07, 2013 (7:51 am)
Sweet!! I could learn to love one of these puppies but rwd would be the way to go down here in South Florida. Man, I'd be one happy camper if I could get one of these but I'd have to get a divorce first. She just doesn't get my love for cars and something like this or a C Class would give me true happiness for a long time. For a real long time!!!
Jan 07, 2013 (10:50 am)
So we returned Saturday from the haul to Florida and back in the minivan. It served admirably. I was very impressed with the long-distance comfort. I sat in that driver's seat for 12 hours a day without issue.
Mileage wasn't so hot, but we were loaded down on the inside with an extra bundle up top to add to the wind resistance. When travelling at normal speeds, it was 21mpg or so, but I noticed a STEEP dropoff once the needle passes 80mph... roundabout 18mpg or so. On the way back Friday evening through the Carolinas, I had the opportunity to follow a couple of amorous drivers at 90+mph. That resulted in mileage under 16mpg. But at least I covered 750 miles that day, even with a rather long stop over to clean up one of the kid's mishaps.
The van did develop a little glitch just prior to leaving, however. Somehow my wife managed to use the power folding 3rd row at the wrong time with something blocking it. Surprisingly, the system doesn't know any better and kept trying to close or open the seat, which resulted in quite mangled hinges. The dealer wants $1800 to replace the whole seat. I wound up removing the 40% side and resetting the 60% side, which didn't seem to have any damage. Having the 40% side out of the car gave us more storage room anyway, so it worked out. Now I'll just have to figure out the next step, which I believe is ordering it online or finding one in a junkyard.
#29045 of 32377 Re: browsing the bombers [corvette]
Jan 07, 2013 (10:58 am)
Yes, warning stickguy Robinson! Warning! My folks had a new Catera back when in Florida. Dad enjoyed driving it on those rare occasions when it wasn't in the shop. Not a long tenure in the family.