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Nick325xiT 5spd
08-29-2002, 09:08 PM
Was looking through my image archive, found this...

:bawling: :cry: :bawling:

http://www.nrubenstein.com/images/instrument panel.jpg

Jeff_DML
08-29-2002, 09:36 PM
sorry, what is different?

Plaz
08-29-2002, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by Jeff_DML
sorry, what is different?

Bigger useless MPG gauge? :dunno:

GSR13
08-29-2002, 09:51 PM
Looks like an E36 Instrument Cluster. Definately not an E46.

What is the problem, all these people buying E36's got you feeling nostalgic? :lmao:

ObD
08-29-2002, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by GSR13
What is the problem, all these people buying E36's got you feeling nostalgic? :lmao:

They need their own forum.

http://www.toonopedia.com/peabody.jpg

Sherman, set the wayback machine.

eugeneDC/TX
08-29-2002, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by GSR13
Looks like an E36 Instrument Cluster. Definately not an E46.

What is the problem, all these people buying E36's got you feeling nostalgic? :lmao:

if i had to guess, which i dont, i'd say that's the cluster off nick's previous bimmer, and e36... pre-wagon days. (=

Nick325xiT 5spd
08-30-2002, 05:41 AM
Originally posted by eugeneDC/TX


if i had to guess, which i dont, i'd say that's the cluster off nick's previous bimmer, and e36... pre-wagon days. (=

:) I miss that car. Except for the brakes, which sucked. :p

nate
08-30-2002, 07:54 AM
That instrument panel is almost identical to the current one, what's to miss?

TD
08-30-2002, 07:57 AM
Originally posted by nate328Ci
That instrument panel is almost identical to the current one, what's to miss?

Oh come on Nate. He says he misses the car.

nate
08-30-2002, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by TD


Oh come on Nate. He says he misses the car. :p

I would probably take a 325is (right??) over an xiT

Nick325xiT 5spd
08-30-2002, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by nate328Ci
:p

I would probably take a 325is (right??) over an xiT

325i. None of that coupe bull for me. :D

TD
08-30-2002, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by nate328Ci
:p

I would probably take a 325is (right??) over an xiT

Methinks your strong aversion to sedans and wagons hints at an insecurity on your part. I bet you'd never hold your wife or girlfriend's purse for her either.

nate
08-30-2002, 08:11 AM
Originally posted by TD


Methinks your strong aversion to sedans and wagons hints at an insecurity on your part. I bet you'd never hold your wife or girlfriend's purse for her either.

No, it isn't wagon, but the AWD bull ****. I'd take a 325i over the lifted ride and multiple open diffs :bigpimp:

I wouldn't mind an M5 (any year!) or even an M3/4 :)

edit: and I would hold a purse, I have before and will do it again :p

nate
08-30-2002, 08:14 AM
oh, and as long as I'm going E36 325i shopping, I would look for a '91 with the LSD option :p

Or maybe one with aftermarket Quafie. Though, a 328i would be more desirable in this case

:angel:

TD
08-30-2002, 08:20 AM
Originally posted by nate328Ci


No, it isn't wagon, but the AWD bull ****. I'd take a 325i over the lifted ride and multiple open diffs :bigpimp:

I wouldn't mind an M5 (any year!) or even an M3/4 :)

edit: and I would hold a purse, I have before and will do it again :p

No offense to anyone, but you couldn't pay me to take a Xi or XiT. The monster truck ride height and multiple open diffs plus no true sport suspension all kill it for me.

Andt I would take any 6-cylinder E36 over any corresponding DBW throttle E46.

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by TD


No offense to anyone, but you couldn't pay me to take a Xi or XiT. The monster truck ride height and multiple open diffs plus no true sport suspension all kill it for me.

Andt I would take any 6-cylinder E36 over any corresponding DBW throttle E46.
Valid statement, but some of us got the xi/xiT so it can be a better alternative to a SUV. Safe travel in inclement weather, etc. I have no desire to off road or get 12 mpg so I figured the xiT was a good fit for my family.:)

I will eventually add another "driving" car to the stable but the xiT will remain for those times when I need space or ability to drive in the snow. No comment on DBW.

nate
08-30-2002, 08:27 AM
Originally posted by TD


No offense to anyone, but you couldn't pay me to take a Xi or XiT. The monster truck ride height and multiple open diffs plus no true sport suspension all kill it for me.

Andt I would take any 6-cylinder E36 over any corresponding DBW throttle E46.

Even the quasi-DBW ones? :p

http://www.e46fanatics.com/members/nate328Ci/pedals.jpg

Actually, the DBW with Dynamic Drive on M3, M5, and new Z4 is pretty good; I would imagine that you wouldn't mind it.

nate
08-30-2002, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by PM 325xiT

Valid statement, but some of us got the xi/xiT so it can be a better alternative to a SUV. Safe travel in inclement weather, etc. I have no desire to off road or get 12 mpg so I figured the xiT was a good fit for my family.:)

I will eventually add another "driving" car to the stable but the xiT will remain for those times when I need space or ability to drive in the snow. No comment on DBW.

It's OK, Phil. We understand...

http://forums.off-topic.net/images/smilies/whip.gif

TD
08-30-2002, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by PM 325xiT

Valid statement, but some of us got the xi/xiT so it can be a better alternative to a SUV. Safe travel in inclement weather, etc. I have no desire to off road or get 12 mpg so I figured the xiT was a good fit for my family.:)

I will eventually add another "driving" car to the stable but the xiT will remain for those times when I need space or ability to drive in the snow. No comment on DBW.

No offense to your choice (choices ARE personal), but I would have selected an Audi A4 Avant w/SP over an XiT. The Audi has a superior AWD system and a true sport suspension and it costs less.

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by TD


No offense to your choice (choices ARE personal), but I would have selected an Audi A4 Avant w/SP over an XiT. The Audi has a superior AWD system and a true sport suspension and it costs less.
I checked the Audi out prepurchase but I liked the look of the BMW better and the RWD bias for normal driving.

The AWD is only really needed a handful times a year around here, and to be honest I would have skipped it but my work commute is a nightmare on those few days.

No offense taken:)

Plaz
08-30-2002, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by TD

The monster truck ride height

:lmao:

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by nate328Ci


It's OK, Phil. We understand...

http://forums.off-topic.net/images/smilies/whip.gif
:flipoff: :flipoff:

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 08:55 AM
Originally posted by Plaz


:lmao:
Yeah that ~ 1" is a killer:confused:

·clyde·
08-30-2002, 08:56 AM
Originally posted by TD


No offense to your choice (choices ARE personal), but I would have selected an Audi A4 Avant w/SP over an XiT. The Audi has a superior AWD system and a true sport suspension and it costs less.

Had it been my choice alone, I would have gone for iT instead of the xiT, but it's a compromise vehicle anyway. On the whole, it came a lot closer to fulfilling all of my needs/wants than anything else out there at the time.

·clyde·
08-30-2002, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by PM 325xiT

Yeah that ~ 1" is a killer:confused:

yeah, phil...

http://www.lawair.com/bmw/jackedwagon_p.jpg

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by Clyde@work


yeah, phil...

http://www.lawair.com/bmw/jackedwagon_p.jpg
Clyde :confused: picking on yourself too aren't you:p

Plaz
08-30-2002, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by PM 325xiT

Yeah that ~ 1" is a killer:confused:

Awm c'mon... I was just laughing at the hyperbole.

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by Clyde@work


Had it been my choice alone, I would have gone for iT instead of the xiT, but it's a compromise vehicle anyway. On the whole, it came a lot closer to fulfilling all of my needs/wants than anything else out there at the time.
:thumbup:

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by Plaz


Awm c'mon... I was just laughing at the hyperbole.
Oh I know you were some just like to mock the xi's:D

·clyde·
08-30-2002, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by PM 325xiT

Clyde :confused: picking on yourself too aren't you:p

no, this would be...

http://www.lawair.com/bmw/jackedwagon.jpg

...if it wasn't mocking the original monster truck comment to being with.

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by Clyde@work


no, this would be...

http://www.lawair.com/bmw/jackedwagon.jpg

...if it wasn't mocking the original monster truck comment to being with.
I think it looks more natural with you color:bigpimp:

Plaz
08-30-2002, 09:16 AM
E36s can have a pretty high ride height too...

·clyde·
08-30-2002, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by PM 325xiT

I think it looks more natural with you color:bigpimp:

You inviting me to your place with a couple cans of spray paint? :angel:

·clyde·
08-30-2002, 09:22 AM
Originally posted by Plaz
E36s can have a pretty high ride height too...

:D

heh

Josh (PA)
08-30-2002, 09:23 AM
Originally posted by Plaz
E36s can have a pretty high ride height too...

That's why those E36 M3s have so much body roll :yikes:

IndyMike
08-30-2002, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by PM 325xiT

I checked the Audi out prepurchase but I liked the look of the BMW better

The little woman liked the looks of the BMW iT better than the Audi, and I agree with her. Add to that that Audi is an unknown quantity to her, and she quickly decided that the Bimmer was the way to go.

The decision to go AWD or not basically came down to the rationalization that central Indiana really does not get many days of snow accumulation to warrant AWD full-time. So we decided to go with the basic Sport Wagon and just get dedicated Dunlop Winter Sport M2 tires for the 4 months where snow may be a factor.

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by IndyMike


The little woman liked the looks of the BMW iT better than the Audi, and I agree with her. Add to that that Audi is an unknown quantity to her, and she quickly decided that the Bimmer was the way to go.

The decision to go AWD or not basically came down to the rationalization that central Indiana really does not get many days of snow accumulation to warrant AWD full-time. So we decided to go with the basic Sport Wagon and just get dedicated Dunlop Winter Sport M2 tires for the 4 months where snow may be a factor.
Good choices all around :thumbup:

Dr. Phil
08-30-2002, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by Clyde@work


You inviting me to your place with a couple cans of spray paint? :angel:
I'll bring the beer :D

That's why those E36 M3s have so much body roll :yikes;
:lmao:

Trouble maker:angel: