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Forum: General BMW 07-23-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By drrpm
If you're a mechanic or very wealthy, go for it. ...

If you're a mechanic or very wealthy, go for it. Exactly. I never was a big fan of the E31 since it didn't have much of a performance edge over the E36, wasn't nimble and was ridiculously...
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By drrpm
Try www.radar-mirror.com. They do mirror repairs...

Try www.radar-mirror.com. They do mirror repairs for $99.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By drrpm
I usually lose around 1 MPG in the summer since...

I usually lose around 1 MPG in the summer since the AC is on full blast here in Augusta, Ga. The oil gets changed around 7,500 miles.
Forum: General BMW 06-25-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By drrpm
I had a E21 315 when I was stationed in Germany...

I had a E21 315 when I was stationed in Germany and it was very easy to work on. Its replacement was an E36 which I enjoyed for 15 years and was a reliable car that rarely needed anything beyond...
Forum: General BMW 06-19-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By drrpm
I saw a couple on autotrader classics priced...

I saw a couple on autotrader classics priced between $7K and $8K. These run and look good in the pictures. Its almost always a lot cheaper to let someone else do the restoration.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By drrpm
College students without significant mechanical...

College students without significant mechanical skills and a place to work should avoid old cars unless they are Hondas or Toyotas.
Forum: General BMW 06-16-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By drrpm
How did you see that the rods were trashed? The...

How did you see that the rods were trashed? The BS meter is lighting up here.
Forum: General BMW 06-10-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By drrpm
I wouldn't make that trade.

I wouldn't make that trade.
Forum: General BMW 06-05-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By drrpm
I put weathertech mats in my vehicles. Not ...

I put weathertech mats in my vehicles. Not cheap but great quality. The rubber ones in my Tacoma were originally bought for my 1992 E 36 and are close to 20 years old.
Forum: General BMW 05-14-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By drrpm
Anything is better than another Blech gray car. ...

Anything is better than another Blech gray car. White is at least cooler in the heat. Gray cars are harder to see in inclement weather too.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By drrpm
Not LDV but I own a ZHP and have driven the 335...

Not LDV but I own a ZHP and have driven the 335 and the E46 M3. The 335 has a huge amount of power and its handling is pretty good but it just doesn't have that feeling of becoming one with the...
Forum: General BMW 04-08-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
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: 554
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: 550
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: 862
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: 748
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: 579
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: 420
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: 552
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: 552
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: 279
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: 404
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: 699
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: 924
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: 689
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...
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