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Forum: The MINI Board 11-07-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,493
Posted By epbrown
I've never seen one on the road, but one was...

I've never seen one on the road, but one was parked next to the Cooper S I bought last week.

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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-10-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,322
Posted By epbrown
That sounds in the ballpark - I paid half that to...

That sounds in the ballpark - I paid half that to get my aero kit sideskirts painted. Once it's done you might want to spend abother hundred or so on a clear bra. To find a shop, you could try asking...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-10-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By epbrown
Yeh, I simply don't drive enough to pile up...

Yeh, I simply don't drive enough to pile up serious miles on anything. I lived without a car for 15 years and my life is still set-up so that most things are within walking distance or what would be...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By epbrown
Nice! I missed mine - I hit 25,000 miles this...

Nice! I missed mine - I hit 25,000 miles this week in the M Coupe and didn't notice until I was 7 past it. :(
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-31-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By epbrown
And you're telling us on Bimmerfest... why? Ah,...

And you're telling us on Bimmerfest... why? Ah, the perils of cut&paste. :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-31-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By epbrown
Yeah, Mercedes-Benz had issues at the time as...

Yeah, Mercedes-Benz had issues at the time as well. I think everyone in Germany was sourcing their coils from Bremi.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-30-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By epbrown
That's a known issue with the M54 engines. Did...

That's a known issue with the M54 engines. Did the shop replace all of them? Might as well, or you'll likely see it again on a different cylinder.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-30-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By epbrown
It may come to that, but it'd be more convenient...

It may come to that, but it'd be more convenient to swap cars are part of one transaction.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-30-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By epbrown
Trade-ins worth more than car you're buying?

I'm looking to unload my Boxster S soon and I think I'll get something smaller, cheaper, more practical for a city runabout. I've had a Smart Fortwo and Fiat 500, so my next target is likely a used...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-30-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By epbrown
Whoa, whoever ordered your car went totally base...

Whoa, whoever ordered your car went totally base spec. I've never seen a Z4 without the steering wheel controls. On the pre-facelift models (2003-2005) you can retrofit such options pretty easily,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-30-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Z4 Roadster (E85) Considering a Z4 M
Views: 2,016
Posted By epbrown
A Z4M is more to maintain than a standard Z4, but...

A Z4M is more to maintain than a standard Z4, but not as bad as the dealer said - valve adjustments are every 20-30k miles, not every 10k. You'll also go thru tires more quickly, depending on how...
Forum: General BMW 08-25-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By epbrown
I applaud your empathy. I can get all choked up...

I applaud your empathy. I can get all choked up about war, oppression, and starvation fairly easy, but for me, this sort of angst over my friend's repair bills to their luxury cars would be a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By epbrown
Any old car can become a classic (typically 20-25...

Any old car can become a classic (typically 20-25 years); relatively few ever become collectible (exceed their MSRP, even adjusted for inflation).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,110
Posted By epbrown
The only way that makes sense is if the car...

The only way that makes sense is if the car you're replacing it with doesn't depreciate. In that case, I say go ahead and sell the Z4 and please, post pics of your Ferrari 250GTO or Bugatti Atlantic...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-02-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,978
Posted By epbrown
Shouldn't be too bad. I drive mine from Chicago...

Shouldn't be too bad. I drive mine from Chicago to Lexington, KY (~400 miles) a half dozen times a year and enjoy the trip. The bulk of the 22k miles on my car are road trips like that.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-29-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,978
Posted By epbrown
As you're buying used, I think it's between the...

As you're buying used, I think it's between the Si and M, which offer more bang for the buck since the price differences aren't as large as when new. For a sunny day fun car that you plan to keep a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By epbrown
If you're a completist, go for it. Personally, I...

If you're a completist, go for it. Personally, I haven't had much cause to consult them in the last 5 years - getting my Bluetooth pairing code is about it.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,951
Posted By epbrown
You'd see similar on an E46 forum between regular...

You'd see similar on an E46 forum between regular 3-series owners and M3 owners. The nature of the beast. Someone was recently commenting on a Z4 forum about how the Ms generate much more discussion...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,843
Posted By epbrown
My opinion: if you've had a Z4 previously, you'll...

My opinion: if you've had a Z4 previously, you'll find the Z3 somewhat disappointing long-term. The suspension technology in it is older, the chassis is about 1/3rd the torsional rigidity of the Z4,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-12-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,951
Posted By epbrown
I'd go with that. In my experience with cult...

I'd go with that. In my experience with cult classics, the defining metric is that many members have multiple examples of said car - not just parts cars but running cars they switched among;from what...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-11-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,951
Posted By epbrown
Depends on how you define classic. Typically, a...

Depends on how you define classic. Typically, a classic is a car over 20 or 25 years old. A collectible is a car that's appreciating in value, typically exceeding its original purchase price. Simply...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,951
Posted By epbrown
Er, the same competition it had when new? The...

Er, the same competition it had when new? The Porsche Boxster (986) and Mercedes-Benz SLK, with the Honda S2000 and Mazda Miata lower on the scale.

There's "classic" (just old) and there's...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,951
Posted By epbrown
Outside of this forum and others Bimmer forums...

Outside of this forum and others Bimmer forums like it? Nope. Actually, I don't see that they're all that sought-after here. They've sort of reached their level, a demand equilibrium - everyone that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-01-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,891
Posted By epbrown
I had plenty of fun with my old 2.5i, but I'd...

I had plenty of fun with my old 2.5i, but I'd suggest going with a 3.0i because the price difference is pretty small these days.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-27-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 9,855
Posted By epbrown
Thanks for the comments. Here's a shot from the...

Thanks for the comments. Here's a shot from the same shoot without as much blank concrete (sorry about the size). I agree the colors seem muted, but overall it's better than my phone (640k), and...
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