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Forum: General BMW 04-08-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By drrpm
Time flies like an arrow.

Fruit flies like a banana. ;)
Forum: General BMW 04-08-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By drrpm
At low speeds windows down is more efficient and...

At low speeds windows down is more efficient and the AC is more efficient at high speeds. I like to drive with the windows down on pleasant days and don't really worry about the minor difference. ...
Forum: General BMW 03-26-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By drrpm
I'd suggest asking Allstate. Other than that,...

I'd suggest asking Allstate. Other than that, having a higher deductible on your collision and comprehensive will lower your premiums.
Forum: General BMW 03-19-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By drrpm
It would be worth it on Kate Upton ;)

It would be worth it on Kate Upton ;)
Forum: General BMW 03-12-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By drrpm
Not really. I checked out the E46 M3 before I...

Not really. I checked out the E46 M3 before I bought my 330 ZHP and have not been at all sorry with my decision. The 330 is a much more pleasant daily driver.
As for the question about turbos and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By drrpm
The car under consideration by the OP sounds a...

The car under consideration by the OP sounds a lot like mine. I'm the second owner and have had it since 12/09, currently at around 86K with no major problems. Its a very nice drivers car.
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By drrpm
I loved the looks of the E24 ( never got to drive...

I loved the looks of the E24 ( never got to drive one) and never particularly cared for the E30 which I found underwhelming. I've owned an E21, E36 and currently drive an E46 and prefer all of them...
Forum: General BMW 02-06-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By drrpm
If you like the agility of the 3 series I'd get...

If you like the agility of the 3 series I'd get that. The 5 series is a nice car but not as agile as the 3 and with a diesel it would probably be pretty boring to drive. Another strike against the...
Forum: General BMW 02-04-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By drrpm
They are 2 very different cars. The only...

They are 2 very different cars. The only similarity between the diesel and gas engines in those cars is the displacement. You have to decide which car best fits your needs and we don't know what...
Forum: General BMW 02-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By drrpm
I had a 1992 325 IS with an LSD and 16 inch...

I had a 1992 325 IS with an LSD and 16 inch wheels that drove great on dirt roads. I don't think that there would be enough ground clearance to do any real offroading.
Forum: General BMW 01-16-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By drrpm
First decide whether you're interested in the 3...

First decide whether you're interested in the 3 or the 5. Both are nice but the 3 is smaller and more nimble while the 5 would be better if you're large or need it as a family vehicle. Personally...
Forum: General BMW 01-16-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By drrpm
My vote for the best daily driver is the E 46 330...

My vote for the best daily driver is the E 46 330 ZHP. Good looks, great handling, quick, pretty reliable with decent DIY ability, first class engine and MT.
Forum: General BMW 01-16-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By drrpm
I have a Honda Accord and a Civic that I let my...

I have a Honda Accord and a Civic that I let my children drive. They are safe and reliable. There is not much snow where I live but its a concern for the OP so FWD is a plus there too. I drive the...
Forum: General BMW 01-09-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By drrpm
If you have to ask you can't afford it. The E46...

If you have to ask you can't afford it. The E46 is a great car but the newest coupe is 9 years old. I have a 330 ZHP which has most of the useful performance of the M3 with a more pleasant ride and...
Forum: General BMW 01-08-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By drrpm
I bought my current BMW at the local Mercedes...

I bought my current BMW at the local Mercedes dealership. It was a recent local trade and in beautiful condition. It was not the color I really wanted but everything else was good so I bought it...
Forum: General BMW 12-22-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By drrpm
The vehicles most likely to go 300,000 miles are...

The vehicles most likely to go 300,000 miles are Hondas or Toyotas with 4 cylinder engines and manual transmissions. My experiences with BMWs have been good but my newest is a 2005 E46 and it needs...
Forum: General BMW 12-22-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By drrpm
I'd be satisfied if my local dealer just was...

I'd be satisfied if my local dealer just was honest (tried to weasel out of honoring their internet coupon last time) paid attention to detail (didn't fill engine oil after repairing an oil leak) ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By drrpm
70 mph = 2500 RPM in 6th for my 330.

70 mph = 2500 RPM in 6th for my 330.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,253
Posted By drrpm
The 330 has 40 more HP and an additional 33 lb/ft...

The 330 has 40 more HP and an additional 33 lb/ft of torque which is definitely noticeable.
Forum: General BMW 12-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By drrpm
The E21 315 I had in Germany was a great handling...

The E21 315 I had in Germany was a great handling car and easy to work on but was underpowered. I didn't really like the E 30 but had an E 36 325 for 15 years and it was the best car I ever had...
Forum: General BMW 11-28-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By drrpm
Seems like a bad idea

Going from a 10 year old BMW to a 20 year old BMW seems like a step in the wrong direction.

Unless this is just a weekend/fun car, it doesn't make sense. The North American E36 M3 had pretty...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By drrpm
Its easy to win a race when the opponent does not...

Its easy to win a race when the opponent does not know that he's in a race.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By drrpm
It looks like the OP has a diesel which probably...

It looks like the OP has a diesel which probably has some differences in the cooling system from the E 46's in North America.
Forum: General BMW 11-17-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By drrpm
Change the oil yearly if you don't hit the...

Change the oil yearly if you don't hit the mileage. Why keep a 325 if you drive it less than a 1000 miles per year? Its got to be costing a lot of money in fees and insurance and its certainly not...
Forum: General BMW 11-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,831
Posted By drrpm
I drove from Augusta to Chicago and back this...

I drove from Augusta to Chicago and back this summer and it was a comfortable car for the trip. The steering was fine and road noise was unremarkable. It is a 2012 so its the previous model. The...
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