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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By drrpm
The higher one starts, the further there is to...

The higher one starts, the further there is to fall. On average, most cars will lose about 50% of their value in 4-5 years and the descent will slow from there. Eventually most cars get to the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-01-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By drrpm
Why put your cars model #, etc. on the plate? ...

Why put your cars model #, etc. on the plate? Its already on the car. Lots of acronyms can have more than 1 meaning. UTI= urinary tract infection and DM can be diabetes mellitus. Another site I...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By drrpm
Thanks gkr778 for more interesting history. I...

Thanks gkr778 for more interesting history. I owned an E21 315 while stationed in Germany. It was the most basic BMW available with 75 HP and no power accessories but was extremely agile, fun to...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By drrpm
$30,000 won't buy a new BMW anyway. Maybe $40 k...

$30,000 won't buy a new BMW anyway. Maybe $40 k at the low end when all is said and done.
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By drrpm
Motors are not the problem. Any of the naturally...

Motors are not the problem. Any of the naturally aspirated I6's will last several 100,000 miles if maintained correctly. The cooling system is the biggest weakness. Read the wiki, but an E46...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By drrpm
If you don't have the money to buy a new one or...

If you don't have the money to buy a new one or keep up with the repairs and maintenance on an older one then a BMW is not a good choice. As far as driving in the snow, a BWM with snow tires would...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-26-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By drrpm
That BMW was a luxury brand in 1936 is not...

That BMW was a luxury brand in 1936 is not completely relevant to the OP's question as BMW had to start over from virtually nothing after WW2. They started back in business building motorcycles and...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-20-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By drrpm
I had a 1986 IROC Camaro Z28 which I sold when I...

I had a 1986 IROC Camaro Z28 which I sold when I got transferred to Germany in 1990. It was actually a pretty good car but I don't have any desire to have it or another Camaro again. Since then my...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-23-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
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 Questions 07-01-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
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: 459
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 Questions 06-25-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
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 Questions 06-19-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
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: 502
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 Questions 06-16-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
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 Questions 06-10-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By drrpm
I wouldn't make that trade.

I wouldn't make that trade.
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-05-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
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 Questions 05-14-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
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: 563
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 Questions 04-08-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By drrpm
Time flies like an arrow.

Fruit flies like a banana. ;)
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-08-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
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 Questions 03-26-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
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 Questions 03-19-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By drrpm
It would be worth it on Kate Upton ;)

It would be worth it on Kate Upton ;)
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-12-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
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: 591
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.
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