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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,777
Posted By EdCT
"Beautiful Downtown Burbank" ;) Right on North...

"Beautiful Downtown Burbank" ;) Right on North Parish Place - which in 1984-85 was an inexpensive neighborhood - today, not so much.

I'm still partial to Burbank, I love the nifty 50's feel and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,777
Posted By EdCT
When I lived in LA 30 years ago, I used to drive...

When I lived in LA 30 years ago, I used to drive the Angeles Crest highway fairly regularly - beautiful up there, it was a sort of get-away.

I also drove the, at the time, open space of Agoura...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 980,432
Posted By EdCT
From a couple of weeks ago ....

From a couple of weeks ago ....
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-07-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By EdCT
You'll need snow tires, preferably on a separate...

You'll need snow tires, preferably on a separate set of wheels. The only thing that stops my rwd E46 is deep snow ... you need ground clearance for that.
Forum: Off-Topic 04-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By EdCT
Wyb is correct, in the eyes of the law driving is...

Wyb is correct, in the eyes of the law driving is a privilege, not a right - and your "privilege" can be revoked at any time, without a whole lot of fanfare or effort.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-08-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,786
Posted By EdCT
"Sports sedan" today means something quite...

"Sports sedan" today means something quite different from what it used to mean. Today's F30 is the five series of yore; it'll take a new, smaller sedan to fill in the notch left by the E46 and E90.
...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By EdCT
Hey London, next time you're in NYC, bring over...

Hey London, next time you're in NYC, bring over the Merc from across the pond :)

Seriously, that's a beautiful car - enjoy!
Forum: Off-Topic 04-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By EdCT
"Look Back In Anger" from the late 50's - I love...

"Look Back In Anger" from the late 50's - I love the genre of "angry man" films, which were a key part of British New Wave; excellent stuff!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-05-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By EdCT
It's not unusual for a fun car to trade owners...

It's not unusual for a fun car to trade owners more often - people often buy a third car, especially sports cars, on a whim, and then never really drive them, or tire of them quickly - which would...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 04-03-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By EdCT
Performance Imports in Danbury. Also, Sugar...

Performance Imports in Danbury.

Also, Sugar Hill Garage right in Newtown (on 302) claim to be foreign car specialists - I know they're recommended by tire rack as an installer. They have a very...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By EdCT
Audi has been spinning off a convertible A4 for...

Audi has been spinning off a convertible A4 for years now, and in its most recent iteration, there is indeed a coupe, and it's damned nice-looking - it's called the A5 and S5. :dunno: How you think a...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-01-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By EdCT
The Audi isn't a sedan shortend to a coupe, then...

The Audi isn't a sedan shortend to a coupe, then chopped ... :rolleyes: Why do some of you invent these stories ... :dunno:

As I pointed out earlier in the thread - all cars sold today, and for...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-30-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By EdCT
Paul, you'll ove it - there's nothing like the...

Paul, you'll ove it - there's nothing like the nirvana of driving a convertible through the country side or into the city on a warm summer night - exhaust purring, wind in your hair ... go for it!!
Forum: Off-Topic 03-30-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By EdCT
My E46 weighs about 400lbs more than a comparable...

My E46 weighs about 400lbs more than a comparable coupe - and yes it's less rigid, BUT - you can drop the top!!!! And that makes all the difference - until you've owned and enjoyed the pleasure of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By EdCT
If you look at, say, a Mitsubishi Galant from the...

If you look at, say, a Mitsubishi Galant from the late 90's -early 2000's, you'll see a conglomeration of styling cues from different German sedans, not just BMW's - that's because the Koreans and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By EdCT
Nonsense - there are a lot of Honda S2000's out...

Nonsense - there are a lot of Honda S2000's out there with high-strung Vtech engines with no gasket trouble. Not to mention my 14 year-old Mercedes sedan is anything but a "performance car".

I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By EdCT
It's irritating and unacceptable to me Germans...

It's irritating and unacceptable to me Germans can't get simple things like gaskets, seals and tensioners right. My E46, with 49K on it needs a new rear diff seal and head gasket.

Additionally, I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By EdCT
Irony, too, a lot of that ... :rofl:

Irony, too, a lot of that ... :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By EdCT
Exactly, and it's not as if BMW was ever known...

Exactly, and it's not as if BMW was ever known for being at the forefront of style :D For years from the 1950's through the 70's, GM stylists were the ones to beat and the Corvair is a great example...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,642
Posted By EdCT
Sportsdad's source: ...

Sportsdad's source:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/scot%20free.html

Wilson, as usual, gets to the crux of the matter - we don't know the daughter lied because we weren't there. We can...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By EdCT
No Z4 is exactly "high production", an Si with a...

No Z4 is exactly "high production", an Si with a manual transmission and extended leather is just as rare as an M model - the "value" is in how badly someone wants it.

I agree with Z4luvr - you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By EdCT
Is 125K miles "too" many for what "they're"...

Is 125K miles "too" many for what "they're" asking?

No one here can answer this question here as thoroughly as you can - if you're interested in the car, the first thing you need to do is run the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By EdCT
I don't know, to me it just doesn't make sense to...

I don't know, to me it just doesn't make sense to trade simply for the warranty - they're two different cars, apples vs oranges. Eventually, the warranty will run out on the new trade and the miles...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By EdCT
Really? My 05 3.0 had a dipstick - it was the...

Really? My 05 3.0 had a dipstick - it was the same engine as found in zillions of 330i E46's. It was in 2006 BMW went to the no-dipstick engine from the E90 series.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By EdCT
My 2005 3.0 with sport package would tramline,...

My 2005 3.0 with sport package would tramline, but I never had any of the steering issues others sometimes report.

In general, the Z4 never drove quite as well as the best E46 variants it was...
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