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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-27-2007, 11:18 PM
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Well, I'm leaving for UCLA in 3 weeks and I won't have a car the first year...my poor baby! I wanted to upgrade my headlights and maybe M50 manifold swap and chip and all these fun things, but I figure it's a waste of money if I won't use them all year. Agh!!!!!!

Anyways, to something more relevant, what do you guys think I should do for my car while I'm gone? Pump up the tires to 50 psi, disconnect battery and cover it in the garage with parking brake off? Or just have my mom drive it every couple weeks (I'm pretty protective over it now though )?
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:25 PM
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Why can't you take it with you? I couldn't part with mine, I have five other vehicles and i don't enjoy them as much as the BMW
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:52 PM
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Thats a good question....why cant you take it with you.....

Spose tho, if you cant......I guess, in my humble opinion.......letting mum drive it would be an OK option.

Its not good for a car to just sit.......and sit........and sit....

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Old 08-27-2007, 11:53 PM
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Living on campus and parking is a premium at the campus.
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Old 08-28-2007, 01:32 AM
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I know what you're going through. Don't know if I can or not either......sniff.

To guys who are wondering:
-600+ for a parking permit
-Insurance goes up cuz you lose multi car discount
-You save money by not having to pay for gas, washes, maintenance, etc

I really wanna take my baby too, but it may not happen. We'll see with me.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:36 AM
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Well, I'm leaving for UCLA in 3 weeks and I won't have a car the first year.......what do you guys think I should do for my car while I'm gone?

Sell it.
Buy new one when you need it. If old cars aren't driven, they tend to die, slowly.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:07 AM
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yes if you dont take it you need to have someone drive it atleast once a week. i would also suggest putting some fuel stableizer in the tank.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:17 AM
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yes if you dont take it you need to have someone drive it atleast once a week. i would also suggest putting some fuel stableizer in the tank.
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disconnect battery

if you can get it off the tires with stands that good too. Tires flat spot.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:23 AM
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Not gonna sell it, I guess I'll get mom to drive it.

Yeah Phantom pretty much summed it up.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:31 AM
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Oh my god Pirate, can you imagine if we could not drive our Bimmers for even a day

I feel for you. I am sure that your mum will take good care of her especially if she knows how much the car means to you.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:32 AM
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Yeah, if I were in that scenario I would just have a parent drive it once a week or something.. Good luck.
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I have a cousin that went to UCLA, great school! Talon, Good luck at your first year of college! Parking at most big schools these days is a total joke. Many schools do not allow freshman that live on campus to have vehicles. ...I think I would have died w/o my car in college! I'm sure your parents will have fun driving it around for you while you're gone!
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:46 AM
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I would just not bother going to college!!!

Drive the car instead....much more fun
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:57 AM
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I would just not bother going to college!!!

Drive the car instead....much more fun
+1 on that pete.
but college might be more fun depending on the level of partying i guess...
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:22 AM
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Where did you guys go to school? College was a blast! I went to USF (South Florida), a school by the beach... That's almost as much fun as driving a BMW around all day. ...But don't you have to go to college first in order to get a good job..... to afford your next new BMW?
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:10 PM
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I don't work, so I guess I should not hand out advice like that.
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But it makes your odds of finding a good job better! ...Just don't go to Florida after graduation, the job market down here is pathetic!
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I know what you're going through. Don't know if I can or not either......sniff.

To guys who are wondering:
-600+ for a parking permit
-Insurance goes up cuz you lose multi car discount
-You save money by not having to pay for gas, washes, maintenance, etc

I really wanna take my baby too, but it may not happen. We'll see with me.
Sorry Talon!!!

I am at UNCC, one of the few schools that actually lets their students keep cars their freshman year.

parking also is a heck of a lot less here. $280 to park. Gas prices are about $2.70 here. So its not that bad.

However, if your not working, and your not getting any help from your parents. Having a car in college is a huge burdon on your financial situation.

Books- $594
Meal Plan- $1000 even
hosuing- way too much.
tuition- $8,500 a year

I am lucky though. My grandparents offered to pay for all my tuition and housing. My parents picked up my meal plan fees. I am just paying for books and my car.

could be worse?
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I was not very academic at all and got crap grades but luckily have a way with computers so earn a fortune lol

All money for my BMW though of course
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I was not very academic at all and got crap grades but luckily have a way with computers so earn a fortune lol

All money for my BMW though of course

Glad to see you're spending your money wisely!!!
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I was not very academic at all and got crap grades but luckily have a way with computers so earn a fortune lol

All money for my BMW though of course
Software Information Systems major or... SIS for short.

programming is a ****** so this is known as the the cheap CS (computer science) degree. I can program. I just hate it.
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Glad to see you're spending your money wisely!!!
in my eyes, and im sure pirates too- there is no better way to spend money!
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