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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 12-06-2012, 06:30 PM
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:09 PM
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Heads up. Velocity channel (281 on DirecTV) is running "Rallying: The Killer Years " RIGHT NOW. They don't list any repeat broadcasts, but I'm sure they'll show it again soon.

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:53 PM
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And yeah, it is kinda bland, but that's kinda part of the appeal. No one is gonna look twice at me in it. After 3.5 years of LOUD AND YELLOW I'm ok with that. And they are cheap, and reliable, and fast. Why not?
I say go for it! If the 0-60 is in the mid 6s, it's going to accelerate about as fast as a 328, but that's not bad, and it probably has tons of tuning possibilities if you really wanted to bump it up. I think it's a solid choice.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:29 PM
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Joey, what about an FX35?

Look sharp, nice interior, AWD for the 1%, and a VQ engine that sounds good and should be decent on gas.


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Old 12-06-2012, 08:54 PM
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Joey, what about an FX35? Look sharp, nice interior, AWD for the 1%, and a VQ engine that sounds good and should be decent on gas. Sent from my LG Revolution 4G using BimmerApp
I think Joe's price range is about 1/3 the current selling price of an FX35. And without a 6 speed, they are blah cars. (and that funky oval clock in the center of the dash just looks wicked cheap).

Joe, I like the MazdaSpeed6. Wicked reliable and with a nice interior at its price point. I seriously considered that car...before I test drove the 318ti....then I test drove the 330 ZHP...and a year later, I ended up in a m3.





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Old 12-06-2012, 08:56 PM
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I thought he said 9-12k? Plenty of FX35s in that range.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:57 PM
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Oh, maybe I'm thinking of the EX35...the smaller of the two that hasn't been out nearly as long. Sorry, NyQuil brain....
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 PM
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 PM
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I do not like having to share our subforum with the 4 series. They can jump off a cliff and die.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:00 PM
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:02 PM
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Oh, maybe I'm thinking of the EX35...the smaller of the two that hasn't been out nearly as long. Sorry, NyQuil brain....
Ah that could be. Those are thoroughly hideous though. The FX is pretty sharp IMO.

Sorry you feel so lousy.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:04 PM
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**** that 4 series bull****.



we have the biggest thread in all of bimmerfest!!!!!!

just about 2 million views too.
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Jen there's always my grandpappy's cure for the cold.
Lots of liquor?

I've had more than my share of NyQuil this week. It's awful tasting, but it does allow you to get a good nights sleep.

And on that note...goodnight all!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:07 PM
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:09 PM
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I do not like having to share our subforum with the 4 series. They can jump off a cliff and die.
Yeah, I noticed that little addition to the Series masthead this morning. I feel the same way. I wish they'd create a Series 4 subforum all by itself. Or better yet, BMW should forget having a Series 4 and call it what it is.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:18 PM
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Yeah, but "BMW Tarted Up Overpriced Renamed 3 Series" wouldn't sell too well.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:25 PM
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lol

And Jen, it's a bottle of scotch. When he was sick it was Vat 69 all the way. Either you felt better, or just didn't care.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:30 PM
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:15 PM
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Man, those Group B cars were vicious before they were banned by the FIA. The morons that line the roads at WRC events learned nothing from what happened to many of the Group B spectators. If "Rally: The Killer Years" comes on again, you need to watch it. Incredible cars, incredible drivers.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:22 PM
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School is over for the winter. Woo-hoo.

Time to take some calendar pictures.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:34 PM
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Man, those Group B cars were vicious before they were banned by the FIA. The morons that line the roads at WRC events learned nothing from what happened to many of the Group B spectators. If "Rally: The Killer Years" comes on again, you need to watch it. Incredible cars, incredible drivers.
Please remind us if you see it scheduled again. I really want to see it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:22 PM
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Will do, CJ. I'm going to try and get my brother to DVR it (I don't have one) and put it on a DVD. He did that with the Grand Prix special a while back.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:59 AM
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School is over for the winter. Woo-hoo.

Time to take some calendar pictures.
I miss school. I get like 2 days off for the holidays.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:08 AM
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I miss school. I get like 2 days off for the holidays.
Heh seriously.I'm taking off more than that but yeah, a winter break would be nice.

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Joey, what about an FX35?

Look sharp, nice interior, AWD for the 1%, and a VQ engine that sounds good and should be decent on gas.




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