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Topic # 151388 23-Aug-2014 18:51
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Hi,

Got any BMW Enthusiasts here or just people that own a BMW that love it and want to share?
I have had 3 of them. All 3 series. (Pictures when i get home from work)
E30 1990 320I, factory Manual, 4 door.
E36 1993 325I, 2 door, Parts from M3.
E46 1999 320I, 4 door, Bare bone stock, Nana car. (Current)
Next: E39 M5
There is an Euro car meet on at Smales Farm tomorrow (Sunday 24th @ 11AM)
Please keep replies on topic.

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  Reply # 1114185 23-Aug-2014 19:22
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I am a big fan of my 2011 335i Twin Turbo 3L Touring though it has way way too little grip for the engine, which is disappointing considering what they sell for. It's nicer steering and handling on flat surfaces, but the Audi's wipe the floor on uneven surfaces. 



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  Reply # 1114188 23-Aug-2014 19:31
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networkn: I am a big fan of my 2011 335i Twin Turbo 3L Touring though it has way way too little grip for the engine, which is disappointing considering what they sell for. It's nicer steering and handling on flat surfaces, but the Audi's wipe the floor on uneven surfaces. 

You didn't happen to have a White one? I saw a 335 touring i flew past on the motorway around 2PM from Takapuna? Love the 335I though!




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  Reply # 1114205 23-Aug-2014 20:36
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I remember in my younger days craving a 635csi. I loved that model




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KiwiNZ: I remember in my younger days craving a 635csi. I loved that model



Waaaa, Me like!




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The 635csi was a great GroupA racer.




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KiwiNZ: The 635csi was a great GroupA racer.



What you got now?




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  Reply # 1114254 23-Aug-2014 22:29
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TimA:
networkn: I am a big fan of my 2011 335i Twin Turbo 3L Touring though it has way way too little grip for the engine, which is disappointing considering what they sell for. It's nicer steering and handling on flat surfaces, but the Audi's wipe the floor on uneven surfaces. 

You didn't happen to have a White one? I saw a 335 touring i flew past on the motorway around 2PM from Takapuna? Love the 335I though!


Silver. MSport It's an amazing car, no doubt. I see the traction control light at least 3 times a day though :) 

I strongly dislike white cars, especially performance ones. 

I am looking at a 2013 Blue 335D Xdrive touring pretty seriously right now. I still love the 4 rings, but it's very hard to go past the BMW with the HUD, lovely handling and fantastic iDrive System which is the most seamless car experience I could imagine. 





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networkn:
TimA:
networkn: I am a big fan of my 2011 335i Twin Turbo 3L Touring though it has way way too little grip for the engine, which is disappointing considering what they sell for. It's nicer steering and handling on flat surfaces, but the Audi's wipe the floor on uneven surfaces. 

You didn't happen to have a White one? I saw a 335 touring i flew past on the motorway around 2PM from Takapuna? Love the 335I though!


Silver. It's an amazing car, no doubt. I see the traction control light at least 3 times a day though :) 



Not good Andre! You should see it 3 times a second!





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TimA:
networkn:
TimA:
networkn: I am a big fan of my 2011 335i Twin Turbo 3L Touring though it has way way too little grip for the engine, which is disappointing considering what they sell for. It's nicer steering and handling on flat surfaces, but the Audi's wipe the floor on uneven surfaces. 

You didn't happen to have a White one? I saw a 335 touring i flew past on the motorway around 2PM from Takapuna? Love the 335I though!


Silver. It's an amazing car, no doubt. I see the traction control light at least 3 times a day though :) 



Not good Andre! You should see it 3 times a second!



HAHA in a "safe and controlled environment" of course I have seen that :) 

It's scary to drive in the hard rain if you are feeling enthusiastic! :) 


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  Reply # 1114827 24-Aug-2014 22:07
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networkn: Silver. MSport It's an amazing car, no doubt. I see the traction control light at least 3 times a day though :) 


your car does a pretty good job of queue-jumping via the bus lanes going up dominion road..... but you probably don't need to be in a BMW for that (you just stand out) ;)




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networkn: Silver. MSport It's an amazing car, no doubt. I see the traction control light at least 3 times a day though :) 


your car does a pretty good job of queue-jumping via the bus lanes going up dominion road..... but you probably don't need to be in a BMW for that (you just stand out) ;)


Yup that would be me, though I am very careful to make sure I am inside the laws for the number of meters on that lane, and I don't impact traffic if you are worried about that since I am well off the mark before the lead car in the middle lane gets going.

In the mornings I only do it at 9am once the news comes on :) 




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  Reply # 1115396 25-Aug-2014 17:54
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Hmm, lets see if I can remember them all (although to be fair the list is tiny compared to some friends of mine).

First there was a 1982 E28 520i in beige with chocolate brown interior. Only 80k miles, bought for 600 quid, drove for two years spending nothing on it and sold for 450 quid :) 
Then I went out to buy a 206GTi but came home with a 1989 E32 750iL :) One of, if not the, best cars I've ever had. Paid GBP2000 and sold two years later for GBP1850 with only 150 quid in repairs over that time. The v12 is a stunning motor.
I couldn't bring it to NZ so bought a 1996 E38 740i sport and imported that.
Whilst I had the e38 I dabbled in a few e30's including a 318i I owned for two weeks before the owner asked to buy it back, a bog standard 316i for my nephew to learn to drive in and a SA 325i. 
Then our third child came along and so the E38 had to make way for a 2000 E39 528i touring which was sold soon after as my wife had back trouble after the birth and couldn't sit comfortably in it !
In the meantime I picked up an e30 318is (one of only 20-odd in the country) for a pittance and sold that in the end to buy an e34 535is which is probably one of only 6 or 7 left (they only sold 13 I believe).
I still have the e34 and my wife now drives a 2001 e39 530i which is quite simply all the car you could ever need. 

There is something missing because the e34 is my 11th, but I cant remember what it was !






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  Reply # 1115399 25-Aug-2014 18:00
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Man I'd expect after 10, your 11th would be free! It's how it works for Coffees at my local cafe!

If you think a 2001 BMW is nice, don't let her near a 3 or 5 series from 2011.



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Yeah I'm fan of most German cars

First BMW was an 1981 BMW E21 320 ( note the lack of an i on the end, no fuel injection, 4 barrel carb) it was a 2 door imported from south africa that had an awesome body kit and seemed to go thru rear tyres very quickly for some reason ;)

My partner currently drives a nice blue 318ti m-spec but its not as much fun as my Audi S4

If I could afford it, I'd love to get one of those modded X6's e.g. Gpower


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