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Jon Shafer
04-27-2005, 03:18 PM
Ever since Saturday I have been completely heartbroken...

When I left Cutter in 2003 I traded in my 328Ci for a Toyota Tundra
recognizing the need for utility with all of the time off while going
to grad school (hauling the dirtbikes, the boat, the kids, surfboards,...etc.)

Well, I am f-ing sick of it!!!

Look what's sitting in my driveway right now. I am almost ready
to pull the trigger. Bimmerfest made me realize just how badly
I NEED to drive a BMW on a daily basis again...

It's a '99 w/70k mi. Power seats, roof, HK, Cruise, the works.

gojira-san
04-27-2005, 03:19 PM
Go for it. :thumbup:

Bill-SD
04-27-2005, 03:24 PM
Ever since Saturday I have been completely heartbroken...

When I left Cutter in 2003 I traded in my 328Ci for a Toyota Tundra
recognizing the need for utility with all of the time off while going
to grad school (hauling the dirtbikes, the boat, the kids, surfboards,...etc.)

Well, I am f-ing sick of it!!!

Look what's sitting in my driveway right now. I am almost ready
to pull the trigger. Bimmerfest made me realize just how badly
I NEED to drive a BMW on a daily basis again...

It's a '99 w/70k mi. Power seats, roof, HK, Cruise, the works.

What are you waiting for???

94is
04-27-2005, 03:37 PM
Dooooo it. :bigpimp:

BLitZeD310
04-27-2005, 03:39 PM
Wow thats one clean ///M :bigpimp:

Great find Jon, enjoy that, I know you will!

MarcusSanDiego
04-27-2005, 03:45 PM
Ever since Saturday I have been completely heartbroken...

When I left Cutter in 2003 I traded in my 328Ci for a Toyota Tundra
recognizing the need for utility with all of the time off while going
to grad school (hauling the dirtbikes, the boat, the kids, surfboards,...etc.)

Well, I am f-ing sick of it!!!

Look what's sitting in my driveway right now. I am almost ready
to pull the trigger. Bimmerfest made me realize just how badly
I NEED to drive a BMW on a daily basis again...

It's a '99 w/70k mi. Power seats, roof, HK, Cruise, the works.

Jonny.. looks very clean. Grab it.

Mr. The Edge
04-27-2005, 04:14 PM
hold out for techno/modena

Cliff
04-27-2005, 04:20 PM
Should unemployed surfer d00ds be driving BMWs? :dunno:


:neener: Go for it Jon

jvr826
04-27-2005, 04:22 PM
GET IT!!!!

Then we'll see you at the next BMWCCA track school, right? I got a ride with my instructor in his E36 M3/4, bone stock except for R-compound tires. Oooooh baby did that thing impress!

SARAFIL
04-27-2005, 04:31 PM
Ever since Saturday I have been completely heartbroken...

When I left Cutter in 2003 I traded in my 328Ci for a Toyota Tundra
recognizing the need for utility with all of the time off while going
to grad school (hauling the dirtbikes, the boat, the kids, surfboards,...etc.)

Well, I am f-ing sick of it!!!

Look what's sitting in my driveway right now. I am almost ready
to pull the trigger. Bimmerfest made me realize just how badly
I NEED to drive a BMW on a daily basis again...

It's a '99 w/70k mi. Power seats, roof, HK, Cruise, the works.

Make sure you work a good deal on it. Oh, and make sure you tell them you know a thing or two about BMWs. ;)

Dave 330i
04-27-2005, 04:31 PM
I like to sell mine, not looking for a premium price. '01 jet black, 5 spd, leather, moon, HK, M1 oil every 5K miles, not a single ding, 60.5K miles, orignial owner, CA car. always garaged, non smoker, 100% stock, everything is just perfect. I like to sell it and get a new 997, but, I won't be welcomed to Fest anymore. Naw, not selling. :rolleyes:

MMME30W
04-27-2005, 05:04 PM
Jon must be hearing voices..***** me..***** me...:thumbup:

Jon Shafer
04-27-2005, 05:09 PM
Produced in 01/1999.

Can you believe it? The CPO warranty just ran out this past Saturday, April 23rd
(Bimmerfest)! Must be some sort of sign.

DCS shows a clean service history.

:)

SARAFIL
04-27-2005, 05:18 PM
Produced in 01/1999.

Can you believe it? The CPO warranty just ran out this past Saturday, April 23rd
(Bimmerfest)! Must be some sort of sign.

DCS shows a clean service history.

:)

Looks good to me! :angel:

3-owner California car, originally a leased vehicle, everything checks out.

BMWenthusiast
04-27-2005, 06:35 PM
do ir....do it now!

Cody
04-27-2005, 06:47 PM
i saw that sitting on the lot for a while and was wondering why it wasnt sold yet.
but it was really nice,
and just so you know, you can get that guy down like 2k on anything, he just wants a quick sale/turnover ,
last year when i was shopping i was down there like every weekend 'test driving' the local goods - buy it quick before i go 'test' it too :)

sk8erjt89
04-27-2005, 06:59 PM
its nice , you should buy it :thumbup:

IndyMike
04-27-2005, 06:59 PM
You know if TD weren't persona non-grata here what he'd tell you to do!

But get it anyway.

:D

kirkx5m
04-27-2005, 08:26 PM
last year production of the e36 M3 that is a true jewel
i was looking for one earlier this year but gave up
you should grab this one jon!

RO-330i-G35
04-27-2005, 09:21 PM
Ever since Saturday I have been completely heartbroken...

When I left Cutter in 2003 I traded in my 328Ci for a Toyota Tundra
recognizing the need for utility with all of the time off while going
to grad school (hauling the dirtbikes, the boat, the kids, surfboards,...etc.)

Well, I am f-ing sick of it!!!

Look what's sitting in my driveway right now. I am almost ready
to pull the trigger. Bimmerfest made me realize just how badly
I NEED to drive a BMW on a daily basis again...

It's a '99 w/70k mi. Power seats, roof, HK, Cruise, the works.


hmm, I missed the fest...again. :( Makes me miss my 330.

Your also getting the itch Jon?

How are you doing buddy? Im doing great, commuting from Santa Maria to SB.

Im trying to move back this summer or next.

Hey, when do the new 330s coming out? hehheeh, is our old buddy still working at the dealership?

RO-330i-G35
04-27-2005, 09:26 PM
i saw that sitting on the lot for a while and was wondering why it wasnt sold yet.
but it was really nice,
and just so you know, you can get that guy down like 2k on anything, he just wants a quick sale/turnover ,
last year when i was shopping i was down there like every weekend 'test driving' the local goods - buy it quick before i go 'test' it too :)

Hey, how long have you had the M3 Vert? I live in SB too.

How has the wear and tear on that car? cost?

scottn2retro
04-27-2005, 10:22 PM
I think the e36 M3 will be one of the all time classic 'stock off the street/straight to track school' cars of all time - you know my vote. :)

CaliJeff
04-27-2005, 11:10 PM
Yeah Jon Tundras kinda suck, that's why I leased mine. There is a person that goes by Komodo9 on bimmerforums who is currently running carfaxes.
Shouldn't this be in the general auto forums? :p

Jon Shafer
04-28-2005, 12:05 AM
Yeah Jon Tundras kinda suck, that's why I leased mine. There is a person that goes by Komodo9 on bimmerforums who is currently running carfaxes.
Shouldn't this be in the general auto forums? :p
When did you get a Tundra Jeff?

Mine's not a bad truck at all. I hate the seat, though - needless pain and
suffering... :(

That M3 felt sooo good when I drove it today. I'm trying to trade straight
across and get a little cash back to cover the few little issue with the BMW..

Inv3ctiv3
04-28-2005, 02:09 AM
When did you get a Tundra Jeff?

Mine's not a bad truck at all. I hate the seat, though - needless pain and
suffering... :(

That M3 felt sooo good when I drove it today. I'm trying to trade straight
across and get a little cash back to cover the few little issue with the BMW..
Jon I say go for it !!! We could use another nice cosmos M3 in town :thumbup:

machmeter
04-28-2005, 02:32 AM
Who better than you knows if it's right for you. That said, I say: streamline your life to focus on your vocation, family, and surfing for your soul. The boat and bikes are extra fat. So, get a sporty bimmer, buy a rack for the stick, and smile every time you merge onto 101 at full throttle. :D

(Doesn't the best therapy start with a well-balanced therapist?)

kirkx5m
04-28-2005, 03:26 AM
I think the e36 M3 will be one of the all time classic 'stock off the street/straight to track school' cars of all time - you know my vote. :)
I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT.

RKT BMR
04-28-2005, 09:49 AM
I like to sell it and get a new 997, but, I won't be welcomed to Fest anymore. Naw, not selling. :rolleyes:Since when were you welcomed at the fest, Dave?

:p :D

Jon Shafer
04-28-2005, 10:19 AM
Who better than you knows if it's right for you. That said, I say: streamline your life to focus on your vocation, family, and surfing for your soul. The boat and bikes are extra fat. So, get a sporty bimmer, buy a rack for the stick, and smile every time you merge onto 101 at full throttle.

(Doesn't the best therapy start with a well-balanced therapist?)
My thoughts exactly!!!

You know, when I bought the E39 Touring I spent about $1,500 to
set it up as a tow vehicle, but then worried about it getting thrashed
(that was part of the impetus behind getting the truck - preserving the
wagon).

Now I don't care any more...

:D

SB_328SP
04-28-2005, 10:44 AM
Even if I am having a bad day, getting on the freeway and hearing the roar of the engine through the CAI makes everything better.

Ditch the truck and get the M Jon, your psyche will thank you for it :D

Cliff
04-28-2005, 10:51 AM
My thoughts exactly!!!

You know, when I bought the E39 Touring I spent about $1,500 to
set it up as a tow vehicle, but then worried about it getting thrashed
(that was part of the impetus behind getting the truck - preserving the
wagon).

Now I don't care any more...

:D
As evidenced by the bird poop you washed off of it Friday evening...

shragon
04-28-2005, 12:22 PM
get it!

BARRY E36 M-325
04-28-2005, 12:41 PM
That Is A Pretty ///m. I Mean It. And I'm Kinda Anal About Good Looking E36's. But That One Looks Perfect. Wow. Hope You Enjoy It.

LmtdSlip
04-28-2005, 12:46 PM
Are you talking about the M3 or the Rolls in the background? :dunno:

Cody
04-28-2005, 12:56 PM
Hey, how long have you had the M3 Vert? I live in SB too.

How has the wear and tear on that car? cost?

really hasnt been that bad, had it for like a year, and the only thing that went wrong was the passenger seat motor went out, and that was pretty costly because they 'never go out' and they had to drill out the rivets and replace it.

but other than normal matinence and getting the clutch delay valve deleted, it has been pretty good.
- just turned 50k miles


one thing though, the throttle kinda sticks sometimes, and i dont know what to do...

scott41258
04-28-2005, 07:17 PM
nice Rolls in the back ground. is the BMW just for running to the market on a rainy day?

gojira-san
04-28-2005, 08:08 PM
Mine's not a bad truck at all. I hate the seat, though - needless pain and
suffering... :(I had a 1st year Tundra regular cab with the bench seat - the seats were hell on the lower back. I drove it once from NH to MI and back to tow a car here - after the first 150 miles I hated the seats.

That M3 seat should be much better :D

car_for_mom
04-29-2005, 10:12 AM
Jon....come back from the Dark Side....return to the Light Of BMW Ownership :p :thumbup:

I have a very good friend who is a PsyD (Doctor of Psychology); he's been doing clinical psychology for nearly 30 years - he's on his fourth Corvette; he just bought a C6, and took me for a ride up Ortega Highway :yikes: (and all the Inland Empire/Orange County people said, "Yeah, baby!" :thumbup: )

I only needed defibrillation once we got to San Juan Capistrano...

He's had other cars, but his therapy is driving his 'Vette...he's a lot happier!

OG Skooler
04-29-2005, 10:26 AM
Do the right thing here Jon and just.......DO IT! Get that car! (nice color btw) Make yourself happy and reward yourself. It is a sign that the CPO ran out on Bimmerfest 2K5! :thumbup:

Jon Shafer
04-29-2005, 08:09 PM
Do the right thing here Jon and just.......DO IT! Get that car! (nice color btw) Make yourself happy and reward yourself. It is a sign that the CPO ran out on Bimmerfest 2K5!
I dunno if I'm going to be able to make this deal. The guy selling it is
obviously very proud of it -- he ain't budging off of his retail price.
Not only that he wants to rip my trade...

:(

The car is nice, but not perfect. There are several items that need attention.

A '99 with 70k mi. should not cost $19,900.

:tsk:

I might just have to sell my truck first and then go shopping for a car...

TeamM3
04-29-2005, 08:19 PM
yeah it makes you wonder :dunno:

kind of like a forum administrator who has his emails and PM's turned off :angel:

CaliJeff
04-30-2005, 12:30 AM
yeah it makes you wonder :dunno:

kind of like a forum administrator who has his emails and PM's turned off :angel:I have no problem getting in touch with him. :)

Well Jon the wife brought home the Tundra a lil over a month ago. I showed her the local paper with a $580 down 200 a month 36 month deal and next thing ya know I had a plywood hauler in the driveway. Pretty sweet for what it is. Everybody needs a truck especially in *addition to* rather than *instead of* the lil bimmer. That 3 is pretty sweet Jon, maybe it's time to stop worrying about the deal and making the heart happy.

P.S. Keep the truck. The money will somehow appear if you need it to.

machmeter
04-30-2005, 08:13 AM
Everybody needs a truck...

Except me. :D

Jon Shafer
05-05-2006, 04:38 PM
Happy Birthday to my M3 Today + Cinco De Mayo!

:banana: :clap: :fruit: :drive: :supdude:

scottn2retro
05-05-2006, 11:45 PM
Jon - what wheels did you get?

Jon Shafer
05-06-2006, 07:51 AM
Jon - what wheels did you get?

CHs Scotty! Here's the link: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145144

AndrewZ
05-06-2006, 11:21 AM
Happy Birthday to my M3 Today + Cinco De Mayo!

:banana: :clap: :fruit: :drive: :supdude:



Well, its kinda funny saying it to a car, but hey, what the hell......HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO JON'S M3:beerchug: :banana: :clap: :D

scottn2retro
05-07-2006, 08:51 PM
Along with his M3, I hope this visit made Jon feel good as well :angel:

hi res in my photo gallery
http://www.bimmerfest.com/photos/data/3108/medium/Shafe.jpg

Jon Shafer
05-07-2006, 09:33 PM
Along with his M3, I hope this visit made Jon feel good as well :angel:

hi res in my photo gallery
http://www.bimmerfest.com/photos/data/3108/medium/Shafe.jpg


I'll feel even better once I get to drive it Scotty!

:)

Socalz71
05-11-2006, 04:20 PM
Scottn2,
is that the same one thats at Crevier now? I was there last night and saw it. Very aggressive lookin and it looks like it would trun like its on rails. Pure racecar, just awesome

scottn2retro
05-11-2006, 05:25 PM
Scottn2,
is that the same one thats at Crevier now? I was there last night and saw it. Very aggressive lookin and it looks like it would trun like its on rails. Pure racecar, just awesome

Yes it is - our latest creation. Wasn't able to have the car at this past Bimmerfest because it was racing at Buttonwillow, but we should have it at the 'fest next year.

BimmerBoy420
01-09-2011, 10:34 PM
glad to hear that you found a rightable replacement, have fun driving another 100k miles.

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