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Old 10-17-2007, 11:03 PM
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Man this thing was ugly. Glad they stopped making this piece of junk.

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Old 10-18-2007, 12:33 AM
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Thank you for your input.Have you ever seen one in person?In the context of its period she was and is attractive.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:15 AM
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:16 AM
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:27 PM
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:58 PM
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hell no, i just dont think they shoudl have made it. you read up on it's history and you will understand. should have saved the m badge on the 1 for the E87
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:17 PM
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Man this thing was ugly. Glad they stopped making this piece of junk.

Life is like a bowl of mixed nuts. If you cant tell the difference between the peanuts and the cashews, eat the peanuts and leave the cashews for people that know the difference.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:25 PM
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Man this thing was ugly. Glad they stopped making this piece of junk.

I wish I had one.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:32 PM
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should have saved the m badge on the 1 for the E87


Umm...no.

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Old 10-26-2007, 05:26 AM
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i rekon the m1 is awsome!
I would kill for one. Look at it! especially in the racing liviries and body kit.
*droooool* u should hear one too!
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:06 AM
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Dude,,, come on ..

You gotta appreciate it for what it is. A piece of BMW history.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:21 PM
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[Elwood Blues]You don't like it?[/Elwood Blues]

Yeah, how about any of this stuff?

Giorgetto Giugiaro is a genius. He's designed some of the most notable cars in history.

Short List:

Ferrari 250GT Bertone


Detomaso Mangusta


BMW M1


Maserati Quattroporte


Maserati Merak


Lotus Esprit


Volkswagen Rabbit


DeLorean DMC-12


Lancia Delta

I mean, come on! I haven't even gotten to 1990 yet! Giugiaro is far cooler than you.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:01 AM
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I would not call an BMW M1 Junk it has an historical signficance. It is the only mid engine BMW ever produced first intro was in 1978 and ended in 1981. Ithink the design needes getting some used to but i date to call it ugly. bold is more like it, its mid 3.5 liter engine produced about 277 hp. it went o-60 in 6.2 sconds and top sped was 160 mph..
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:10 AM
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hell no, i just dont think they shoudl have made it. you read up on it's history and you will understand. should have saved the m badge on the 1 for the E87
I am very familiar with the M1's history... and I don't understand why it shouldn't have been built. No, it wasn't very successful as a race car. That was due mainly to the fact that Group rules on homologation were changed as soon as it came to the track, so it wasn't eligible to race until three years later. By that time, it was an antique compared to the competition. The engine used in the car was the foundation for the powerplant put in the first M5, among many other technologies developed and integrated into future BMW's (like your E36, my E39, and the upcoming E87). The car was a hand-built supercar of impeccable quality in an era when most manufacturers were really slipping in quality and performance. You'd know if you ever drove an 80ish Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, and don't forget about America's pride and joy, the Corvette. MB and BMW were two of the few manufacturers that actually had their **** together back then. Why you picked that pic to post is beyond me... agreed, that car pictured isn't necessarily attractive, but plunder a bit more and you'll find many pictures of the car in it's glory. It really was (and is) a good looking car. I noticed that you've posted four times so far... I hope the other three posts weren't as thoughtless as this one. You won't make many friends on a BMW forum by calling the M1 a "piece of junk."
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:43 AM
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I love that car,a friend of mine has one the same color.Great ride.If you ever saw one in person,I am sure you would change your opinion
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:06 PM
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I actually really like it. I wish I had one.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:19 PM
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:05 PM
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the m1 was almost the perfect car. It was styled by italians and engineered and built by germans. beautiful and well built. I would love to own one.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:41 AM
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hey considering the year that car was made, it's amazing. Don't knock it just cause you like the newer models.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:44 PM
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Umm...no.


Great pic Cliff! Corkscrew at Laguna?

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Old 01-22-2008, 05:10 AM
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Great pic Cliff! Corkscrew at Laguna?

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Thanks! Yes, that was taken at the Monterey Historic Races in 2006. Unfortunately the M1 had to retire early because of a mechanical fault. The rest of that gallery is here: link
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:31 AM
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Ugly? Perhaps to some. I remember when there were actually a few of those on the road here, in So Cal. Always thought they sounded and looked great. Personally, for the time period, I always thought BMW was doing a good thing by experimenting with new concepts and going to production. Much like the advantages that Porsche ended up with by producing the 959/Gruupe B car. Many of that car's features are still used today's Porsche models.

[sarcasm]Heaven forbid a car company try new things... oh the horror of it all.[/sarcasm]



To each their own, I suppose.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:58 AM
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That car had styling ahead of it's time. Imagine being a kid in 1981 and seeing that compared to every other box on wheels on the road. Quit being dumb.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:00 AM
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It's beautiful! All Bimmers are beautiful!!!
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:35 PM
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i think its a pretty sweet looking car.
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