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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
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, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
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, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
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, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
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, 12:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,635
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...
Forum: General BMW 11-10-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,635
Posted By drrpm
That's not sad. The manual Accord is a nice car...

That's not sad. The manual Accord is a nice car and drives well. Its not in my 330's league but I bought one for my wife and its a great car for long trips especially since you can get 600 miles...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 11-04-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,753
Posted By drrpm
Flood car= pass unless you want to pass it on to...

Flood car= pass unless you want to pass it on to funfunfer.
Forum: General BMW 10-29-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,421
Posted By drrpm
As several people have noted, the fog lights are...

As several people have noted, the fog lights are useful in areas without streetlights. I also use mine a fair amount because it is frequently foggy in the early morning when I drive to work. They...
Forum: General BMW 10-10-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By drrpm
The girls were not that racy when I was in high...

The girls were not that racy when I was in high school. ;)
Forum: General BMW 10-01-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By drrpm
My 18 year old daughter bragged about her great...

My 18 year old daughter bragged about her great driving skills right up to the day she totalled my van. OP, you don't know what you don't know so take it easy and go to a driving school before...
Forum: General BMW 10-01-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By drrpm
The 328 is at least a semi reasonable choice. I...

The 328 is at least a semi reasonable choice. I still would not suggest it for a new teen driver, especially if you're worried about winter driving. There is no problem with a manual in the winter...
Forum: General BMW 09-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By drrpm
"You chopped cows and milked wood? No wonder you...

"You chopped cows and milked wood? No wonder you were poor."

Dad laughed. Then he whacked me.:rofl:
Forum: General BMW 09-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By drrpm
I have 2 daughters in college, 1 has a Civic and...

I have 2 daughters in college, 1 has a Civic and the other an Accord. They are safe, reliable and efficient. Since I bought them lightly used with manual transmissions they were less expensive and...
Forum: General BMW 09-29-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By drrpm
Why would you need a car for a 1/2 mile trip to...

Why would you need a car for a 1/2 mile trip to school? Neither of those cars would be suitable for a teenager. Drive Dad's Sonata as long as you can. If you go to college in a city, parking is...
Forum: General BMW 09-29-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By drrpm
Ha Ha, no one with a lick of sense would let a...

Ha Ha, no one with a lick of sense would let a 16 year old drive an M3. Ungrateful kids should be allowed to walk, ride a bike or take the bus until they appreciate what they have been given.
To...
Forum: General BMW 09-25-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By drrpm
If you are a teenaged boy, your prom dates garter...

If you are a teenaged boy, your prom dates garter is what you should hang from the rearview mirror. Otherwise, nothing.
Forum: General BMW 09-25-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By drrpm
Check your state laws. In Georgia you are not...

Check your state laws. In Georgia you are not supposed to leave your plate with the sold vehicle.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By drrpm
The dealer doesn't care if you have cash. They...

The dealer doesn't care if you have cash. They make more on the financing anyway. Edmonds has a feature where they tell you what the price of the car you are looking for is selling at in your area....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By drrpm
It doesn't look too bad. The car is a unibody so...

It doesn't look too bad. The car is a unibody so there is no frame anyway. Usually an insurance adjustor will evaluate the damage. You need to contact the responsible parties insurrer to set that...
Forum: General BMW 09-04-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By drrpm
Electrolytes are not good for the cooling system,...

Electrolytes are not good for the cooling system, thats why distilled water is used.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By drrpm
I love my 330 but my Accord is a nice car too. I...

I love my 330 but my Accord is a nice car too. I picked it up used for quite a good price as its a manual and they were having a hard time selling it. While the Accord is not really an enthusiasts...
Forum: General BMW 08-29-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By drrpm
I don't know about the BMW mats, but I have been...

I don't know about the BMW mats, but I have been satisfied with the Weathertechs. I have a rubber set in my truck that are pushing 20 years old and a molded plastic set in my BMW.
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