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Discussion in 'Other German' started by DriveAfterDark, May 14, 2011.

  1. DriveAfterDark

    DriveAfterDark F1 Veteran

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    I have noticed a large number of members who like BMW's. Come out and play :D

    Do you own one now? If so, share some pictures please!

    What models are your favorites?

    Any cool BMW stories to tell?

    Do you have pictures from event you have been to?


    Let's see some enthusiasm here! :D
     
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  3. GML

    GML Formula Junior

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    I've got an '03 2.5L z4. I love the little thing. So easy to drive, can practically squeeze anywhere to park... I am never going to part with her! :)
     
  4. David_S

    David_S F1 World Champ
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    #3 David_S, May 14, 2011
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    Have a '97 Z3 2.8 in Montreal blue over tan - great for bombing around here in the mountains. Can't say I'm a "BMW guy" though - I have no friggin' idea what all that E this and E that speak means.
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  5. Ducman491

    Ducman491 Formula 3

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    I'm a bit of a BMW guy. Don't own one currently but I'm a big fan of E30 and E36 3 series. Bimmerforums is a good board to hang out on.
     
  6. masterflex164

    masterflex164 Formula Junior

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    Just traded in my 2007 Audi Q7 for a 2011 BMW X5 diesel.

    Great car so far.
     
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  8. Jeff328

    Jeff328 Formula 3
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    I currently have a 2007 E92 335i coupe and a 2000 E39 528i sedan.

    My top 5 favorite BMW's are:

    5. E46 3-series coupe & M3 2000-2006
    4. E30 M3 1986-1992
    3. E39 5-series, all body styles, 1997-2004
    2. E92 335i coupe 2007 - current
    1. E9 3.0CSi 1971- 1975
     
  9. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ
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    I am on my sixth one. Started in 1997 with a 528i and now have a 2011 740LI. That generation of "5's" from 1997-2004 were one of my favorite mid size cars.
     
  10. rob lay

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    I had 1993 E36 325is from 1997-2006. I drove the heck out of it and got me into motorsports, autocrossed it several years. Also thank the BMW for FerrariChat... when I bought the 328 GTS in 2000 I looked for a community online like I used for BMW and couldn't find it, so I started FerrariChat!
     
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  11. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    #9 Auraraptor, May 15, 2011
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    I have owned quite a few, ranging from an injected E9, to three E24s, E31, E46, E38 and E89. Still have the last two. Great cars. Can be needy, but the drive is worth it.

    Favorites are easy:
    Sedan: E38
    Coupe: 'The Big coupes': E9, E24, and E31
    Convert (modern): E89
    Super car: E26
     
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  13. anunakki

    anunakki Five Time F1 World Champ
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    I was a huge BMW fan in the 90s. Didnt really get into the Bangle era.

    Some of my favorites that Ive owned:

    Early 90s 325is burgundy red (cant remember year)
    1996 M3 black on black
    1999 M Roadster red on black

    Loved all of them. Wish I had kept them
     
  14. UroTrash

    UroTrash Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I like BMWs. I just bought an old one. :)
     
  15. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Seven Time F1 World Champ
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  16. rob lay

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  17. JoeZaff

    JoeZaff F1 Veteran
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    +1 I've had over 10 BMW's from the 90's. Mostly variations of the E36 with a couple of 5 series and Z3's sprinkled in. The bangle era, two lemons and a dealer network that acted like they were doing me a favor all conspired to end that love affair for good. I wouldn't drive a BMW today if the keys were dropped off at my door by Santa Claus himself.
     
  18. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Rob, I didn't know you had an E36 too! cool! :cool:
     
  19. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    1993, added the M3 wheels and spoiler, no I did not put a 'M' tag on it! :D

    also had some adjustable shocks, 4 point harness, and had DOT R slicks on the stock 15" wheels.

    Great car, but pricey when things went wrong, more so than the FIAT's.
     
  20. PAP 348

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  21. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    Yep, absolutely! :):)

    A work mate owned this 1994 M3. He had it for around 12 months back going into 2006 when the fan viscous coupling wore out and the car started overheating.

    He ordered a new genuine part from BMW in Brisbane and paid AU $987 for it back in late 2006.

    He fit it, then sold the car soon afterwards as he was paranoid it was going to be a money pit and send him broke over time. :p:p
     
  22. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    00 M5 in Argentina

    02 M5 in Miami

    Both LeMans Blue

    Great cars, Cant wait to see the new M5
     
  23. azcarguy

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  24. ruxp

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    Big BMW fan and ex-E90 owner (that almost soured me on BMWs, re: fuel pump issues).

    Favorites are the E30 M3, E46 M3, and E9x M3. Hell, pretty much every generation of the M cars, really.

    Wanted the new 6 series convertible but no manual = no sale for me. Shopping around for another 2+2 'vert now.. 335 is out as well, due to the fuel pump problems.
     
  25. Papa G

    Papa G Formula 3

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    I still have my E46 - mechanically sound, everything else not so much.
     
  26. PAP 348

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    #23 PAP 348, May 16, 2011
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    Whoops, forgot the pic. :D:D
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  27. rmani

    rmani F1 Veteran
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    My first real car, the one I bought with every penny of my own money, was a 1995 M3. It had been my dream car for as long as I liked cars, and it was so amazing. I had a lot of experiences with that car, some not smart to be sharing online lol.

    I also had a 1998 740il which was amazing.

    I now currently own a 2003 x5 4.6is that I bought a few years back.

    I love BMWs and apart from Ferrari they are my favorite cars (Porsche is up there too).

    My sister currently drives a 325i and my father has a 530 (both manuals).

    BMWs are amazing driver's cars. M3's are so well balanced they make even novice drivers look like heros.
     
  28. rmani

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    Also might add that given how high gas prices are i've been debating selling the x5 and going back to an m3. e46s can be had for great prices these days, and if I ever found one that had some nice mods (CSL bodykit for example), I would probably do the swap.
     

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