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Old 04-28-2005, 02:32 AM
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Who better than you knows if it's right for you. That said, I say: streamline your life to focus on your vocation, family, and surfing for your soul. The boat and bikes are extra fat. So, get a sporty bimmer, buy a rack for the stick, and smile every time you merge onto 101 at full throttle.

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Old 04-28-2005, 03:26 AM
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I think the e36 M3 will be one of the all time classic 'stock off the street/straight to track school' cars of all time - you know my vote.
I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT.
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:49 AM
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I like to sell it and get a new 997, but, I won't be welcomed to Fest anymore. Naw, not selling.
Since when were you welcomed at the fest, Dave?

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Old 04-28-2005, 10:19 AM
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Who better than you knows if it's right for you. That said, I say: streamline your life to focus on your vocation, family, and surfing for your soul. The boat and bikes are extra fat. So, get a sporty bimmer, buy a rack for the stick, and smile every time you merge onto 101 at full throttle.

(Doesn't the best therapy start with a well-balanced therapist?)
My thoughts exactly!!!

You know, when I bought the E39 Touring I spent about $1,500 to
set it up as a tow vehicle, but then worried about it getting thrashed
(that was part of the impetus behind getting the truck - preserving the
wagon).

Now I don't care any more...

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Old 04-28-2005, 10:44 AM
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Even if I am having a bad day, getting on the freeway and hearing the roar of the engine through the CAI makes everything better.

Ditch the truck and get the M Jon, your psyche will thank you for it
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:51 AM
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My thoughts exactly!!!

You know, when I bought the E39 Touring I spent about $1,500 to
set it up as a tow vehicle, but then worried about it getting thrashed
(that was part of the impetus behind getting the truck - preserving the
wagon).

Now I don't care any more...

As evidenced by the bird poop you washed off of it Friday evening...
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:22 PM
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:41 PM
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That Is A Pretty ///m. I Mean It. And I'm Kinda Anal About Good Looking E36's. But That One Looks Perfect. Wow. Hope You Enjoy It.
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:46 PM
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:56 PM
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Hey, how long have you had the M3 Vert? I live in SB too.

How has the wear and tear on that car? cost?
really hasnt been that bad, had it for like a year, and the only thing that went wrong was the passenger seat motor went out, and that was pretty costly because they 'never go out' and they had to drill out the rivets and replace it.

but other than normal matinence and getting the clutch delay valve deleted, it has been pretty good.
- just turned 50k miles


one thing though, the throttle kinda sticks sometimes, and i dont know what to do...
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Old 04-28-2005, 07:17 PM
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nice car in the background!

nice Rolls in the back ground. is the BMW just for running to the market on a rainy day?
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:08 PM
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Mine's not a bad truck at all. I hate the seat, though - needless pain and
suffering...
I had a 1st year Tundra regular cab with the bench seat - the seats were hell on the lower back. I drove it once from NH to MI and back to tow a car here - after the first 150 miles I hated the seats.

That M3 seat should be much better
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:12 AM
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Jon....come back from the Dark Side....return to the Light Of BMW Ownership

I have a very good friend who is a PsyD (Doctor of Psychology); he's been doing clinical psychology for nearly 30 years - he's on his fourth Corvette; he just bought a C6, and took me for a ride up Ortega Highway (and all the Inland Empire/Orange County people said, "Yeah, baby!" )

I only needed defibrillation once we got to San Juan Capistrano...

He's had other cars, but his therapy is driving his 'Vette...he's a lot happier!
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:26 AM
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Do the right thing here Jon and just.......DO IT! Get that car! (nice color btw) Make yourself happy and reward yourself. It is a sign that the CPO ran out on Bimmerfest 2K5!
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Old 04-29-2005, 08:09 PM
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Do the right thing here Jon and just.......DO IT! Get that car! (nice color btw) Make yourself happy and reward yourself. It is a sign that the CPO ran out on Bimmerfest 2K5!
I dunno if I'm going to be able to make this deal. The guy selling it is
obviously very proud of it -- he ain't budging off of his retail price.
Not only that he wants to rip my trade...



The car is nice, but not perfect. There are several items that need attention.

A '99 with 70k mi. should not cost $19,900.



I might just have to sell my truck first and then go shopping for a car...
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Old 04-29-2005, 08:19 PM
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yeah it makes you wonder

kind of like a forum administrator who has his emails and PM's turned off
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:30 AM
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yeah it makes you wonder

kind of like a forum administrator who has his emails and PM's turned off
I have no problem getting in touch with him.

Well Jon the wife brought home the Tundra a lil over a month ago. I showed her the local paper with a $580 down 200 a month 36 month deal and next thing ya know I had a plywood hauler in the driveway. Pretty sweet for what it is. Everybody needs a truck especially in *addition to* rather than *instead of* the lil bimmer. That 3 is pretty sweet Jon, maybe it's time to stop worrying about the deal and making the heart happy.

P.S. Keep the truck. The money will somehow appear if you need it to.
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:13 AM
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Happy Birthday to my M3 Today + Cinco De Mayo!

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Old 05-05-2006, 11:45 PM
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:51 AM
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Jon - what wheels did you get?
CHs Scotty! Here's the link: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=145144
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:21 AM
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Happy Birthday to my M3 Today + Cinco De Mayo!



Well, its kinda funny saying it to a car, but hey, what the hell......HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO JON'S M3
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Old 05-07-2006, 08:51 PM
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Old 05-07-2006, 09:33 PM
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Along with his M3, I hope this visit made Jon feel good as well

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I'll feel even better once I get to drive it Scotty!

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Old 05-11-2006, 04:20 PM
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is that the same one thats at Crevier now? I was there last night and saw it. Very aggressive lookin and it looks like it would trun like its on rails. Pure racecar, just awesome
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