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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 09-24-2012, 12:13 PM
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Yesterday I autoX'ed my car and got fastest time of the day by .2 seconds.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:16 PM
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There are never hot chicks stranded with their cars. And if they are, it's an Audi with a bad waterpump
Oh please, everyone knows that hot women (along with the rest of the non-enthusiast population) just keep driving their broken cars until they get home and incur thousands of dollars in additional damage along the way.

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Yesterday I autoX'ed my car and got fastest time of the day by .2 seconds.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:27 PM
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Yesterday I autoX'ed my car and got fastest time of the day by .2 seconds.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:30 PM
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Oh please, everyone knows that hot women (along with the rest of the non-enthusiast population) just keep driving their broken cars until they get home and incur thousands of dollars in additional damage along the way.
What he said.






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Only .2 seconds? Step up your game, bro.
Tough crowd tonight eh?

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:51 PM
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What he said.
Case in point:

On my way to the track last weekend, it appeared that I had entered a dense fog. I looked further up the road, and I saw an old Ford Explorer gong 70+ mph emitting a HUGE white cloud. Dude was rocketing down the freeway with what appeared to be a blown engine. I watched him/her continue for miles before I eventually exited.

Also, a friend's mother recently killed an engine while borrowing her daughter's Subaru. She had never driven the car before, and borrowed it to visit a friend over an hour away. She put it in gear, hit the highway, and then called her daughter a long while later to say that the car was making funny noises. She kept driving anyway. Turns out she had put the car into sport mode, and was driving a 60+ mph in first gear with the engine bouncing off the rev-limiter for over an hour. She pooched that engine pretty good...
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:57 PM
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Lol, that's absolutely rediculous.

What kind of sport mode keeps the transmission in 1st, though? Sounds pretty dumb to me...
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:57 PM
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Lol, that's absolutely rediculous.

What kind of sport mode keeps the transmission in 1st, though? Sounds pretty dumb to me...
the 06+ subies have a sport +/- mode that holds it in whichever gear you pick sort of like them there fancy triptonic transmissions. My rule of thumb is don't buy anything with an automatic
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:00 PM
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:11 PM
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What kind of sport mode keeps the transmission in 1st, though?
The ones which were designed correctly. If you have a sport mode, you want the transmission to hold the gear until you tell it to shift.

And yeah, the last time I let someone borrow my car, it came back with a bruised nose and a CEL...
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:23 PM
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The ones which were designed correctly. If you have a sport mode, you rwant the transmission to hold the gear until you tell it to shift.

And yeah, the last time I let someone borrow my car, it came back with a bruised nose and a CEL...
Only a tiptronic should get that kind of control. A simple sport button should only get more aggressive shift points and whatever. A sport button that locks it in first is not fool-proof whatsoever.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:32 PM
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It some cases, "sport mode" engages the paddle shifters, etc., which is when you'd want gear selection to be dictated by the driver. In other cases, it simply holds gears longer, but still shifts eventually.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:07 PM
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The way Ashlin's X5 works is as follows: you slap it into drive and over it goes to "sport mode" which makes the shifting more aggressive, however while in "sport mode" if you shift at any point on your own then it basically becomes a manual and will only shift when you do....if you don't shift, it will bounce of the limiter as the ol' buru did.
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The way Ashlin's X5 works is as follows: you slap it into drive and over it goes to "sport mode" which makes the shifting more aggressive, however while in "sport mode" if you shift at any point on your own then it basically becomes a manual and will only shift when you do....if you don't shift, it will bounce of the limiter as the ol' buru did.
my moms car is like this but ive never taken it to redline (in sport mode at least)




that wall of torque
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:36 PM
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Also just figured out why Ashlins car CEL would randomly come on, got to feeling around in there and on the underside of her intake boot there was a 50 cent piece size hole. Replaced that and hopefully will stay off for good and her car def. runs a sh!t ton better now that theres no vac leak. Better mpg im sure also.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:43 PM
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My Steptronic wouldn't hold a gear no matter what mode you were in, sport, manual, didn't matter. If you even thought about touching 6k rpms it would shift for you. Bad for control, good for idiot drivers. Wtf was subaru thinking making an automatic car that won't shift itself? I can see it for a dual clutch or even something specifically branded as a "sport auto" but a regular old torque converter automatic should shift itself no matter what mode its in, it could even be after its been on the limiter for a few seconds....


I'm actually pretty trusting with my car, maybe too trusting. I try to teach Lauren to drive it every once in a while, and I've let a handful of friends drive it with me in it or even borrow it. If I'm going to let someone drive it without me in it, they just need to be an adept manual driver, somewhat of an enthusiast, and financially stable with a really good insurance policy.
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Lol, that's absolutely rediculous.

What kind of sport mode keeps the transmission in 1st, though? Sounds pretty dumb to me...
Isn't that how the Master destruct button works on the E36 auto-tragics?
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I used to be stupid enough to let my high school girlfriend take my GTO out to lunch while I was in class. She was about 5'4", 110lbs, and the GTO doesn't have power steering or power brakes, and it's freakin' huge... To her credit, she never damaged it, but I can't imagine what was going through my head to have let her take it in the first place...
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I used to be stupid enough to let my high school girlfriend take my GTO out to lunch while I was in class. She was about 5'4", 110lbs, and the GTO doesn't have power steering or power brakes, and it's freakin' huge... To her credit, she never damaged it, but I can't imagine what was going through my head to have let her take it in the first place...
oh... i think we all know what was going through your head.
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