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You know, it really shocks me how cheaply you can buy some truly wonderful classic cars. Maybe it's the recession, maybe it's environmentalism, maybe it's apathy, whatever. The fact is, you can right now buy a 1988 BMW E28 M5, 88k miles, for $17k. The thing is too, they aren't getting any newer, and I don't see how they can get cheaper. Really, you have to strike when the iron is hot.



No funky gadgets, no computers, just a wonderfully balanced chassis, a clever differential, 280hp (this one is 340hp), and one of the best 5-spd manual gearboxes ever put in a car. For just having fun driving, there's not much else in the world that comes close. It's beautiful, and you know, if I don't make an offer I'll hate myself.
Edited by Magick Man - 12/4/12 at 10:26pm
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You know, it really shocks me how cheaply you can buy some truly wonderful classic cars. Maybe it's the recession, maybe it's environmentalism, maybe it's apathy, whatever. The fact is, you can right now buy a 1988 BMW E28 M5, 88k miles, for $17k. The thing is too, they aren't getting any newer, and I don't see how they can get cheaper. Really, you have to strike when the iron is hot.

No funky gadgets, no computers, just a wonderfully balanced chassis, a clever differential, 280hp (this one is 340hp), and one of the best 5-spd manual gearboxes ever put in a car. For just having fun driving, there's not much else in the world that comes close. It's beautiful, and you know, if I don't make an offer I'll hate myself.

Your future teenage daughters car?

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Awesome security system with electronic and mechanical locks (and cameras).

Nah - you're missing my point. If you let *her* drive the car, she's gonna go around the corner, pick up her boy toy, and let him drive...
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You know, it really shocks me how cheaply you can buy some truly wonderful classic cars. Maybe it's the recession, maybe it's environmentalism, maybe it's apathy, whatever. The fact is, you can right now buy a 1988 BMW E28 M5, 88k miles, for $17k. The thing is too, they aren't getting any newer, and I don't see how they can get cheaper. Really, you have to strike when the iron is hot.

No funky gadgets, no computers, just a wonderfully balanced chassis, a clever differential, 280hp (this one is 340hp), and one of the best 5-spd manual gearboxes ever put in a car. For just having fun driving, there's not much else in the world that comes close. It's beautiful, and you know, if I don't make an offer I'll hate myself.

My brother had a 70's 2002, and even though it wasn't very fast, it was a lot of fun to drive - that little engine liked to be pushed pretty hard. The interior was pretty dismal - pretty much the definition of Teutonic.
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My brother had a 70's 2002, and even though it wasn't very fast, it was a lot of fun to drive - that little engine liked to be pushed pretty hard. The interior was pretty dismal - pretty much the definition of Teutonic.

That was back when BMW nearly got bought out by Merc? 

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The interior was pretty dismal - pretty much the definition of Teutonic.

 

LOL!  biggrin.gif

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Yep, and it's a big ol' thing, for a Euro sedan. It would be right up your alley.

It lacks fins though. I mean sure it's dapper looking:


But it isn't dapper dan:


This is also just awesome:
(I think that's in Africa though)

Doesn't have to stay in Wixom either, we can cross the block:


And I think most of those will probably come in around where the Phaeton is (or lower) - makes it a tough call. redface.gif

Question: has there ever been a Phaeton coupe? (Even if it's sold as an Audi).
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Shhh........ No one knows if they changed the badge around wink.gif

lol. beerchug.gif

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Nah - you're missing my point. If you let *her* drive the car, she's gonna go around the corner, pick up her boy toy, and let him drive...

lol. beerchug.gif
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One of the things that I have noticed is that used cars (non sports/classic cars) with manual transmissions are much cheaper than automatics - I suspect there are large parts of the population that have never driven a stick and would never buy a manual shift car - even among the people that are generally car buffs.
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Your future teenage daughters car?

No, I'm thinking a DD for me.
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One of the things that I have noticed is that used cars (non sports/classic cars) with manual transmissions are much cheaper than automatics - I suspect there are large parts of the population that have never driven a stick and would never buy a manual shift car - even among the people that are generally car buffs.

Yeah, the posers. You can't be a car enthusiast unless you can drive a stick, unless there's some disability that keeps you from being able, that's like some unwritten rule somewhere.
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Nah - you're missing my point. If you let *her* drive the car, she's gonna go around the corner, pick up her boy toy, and let him drive...

Shhhiiii... you think I'd let a teenager drive a 200MPH supercar? What do I look like, a sheikh from Dubai? wink.gif If/when it comes to her having a car, she'll be in a low-powered 4cyl Merc convertible, like all the other well-to-do teenage girls around here.
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My brother had a 70's 2002, and even though it wasn't very fast, it was a lot of fun to drive - that little engine liked to be pushed pretty hard. The interior was pretty dismal - pretty much the definition of Teutonic.

I like the interior in this one:



Seems well sorted and very clean. And it's rockin' the original cassette player, swanky. cool.gif
Edited by Magick Man - 12/5/12 at 1:03pm
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Big truck pulled up at my mechanic's place. What could that be, I wonder? eek.gif

[runs out the door]
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Big truck pulled up at my mechanic's place. What could that be, I wonder? eek.gif
[runs out the door]

me biggrin.gif
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Your mechanic's new Ferrari that he bought with the money you pay him? tongue.gif
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No, I'm thinking a DD for me.
Yeah, the posers. You can't be a car enthusiast unless you can drive a stick, unless there's some disability that keeps you from being able, that's like some unwritten rule somewhere.
Shhhiiii... you think I'd let a teenager drive a 200MPH supercar? What do I look like, a sheikh from Dubai? wink.gif If/when it comes to her having a car, she'll be in a low-powered 4cyl Merc convertible, like all the other well-to-do teenage girls around here.
I like the interior in this one:

Seems well sorted and very clean. And it's rockin' the original cassette player, swanky. cool.gif

The M3 interior is much nicer than the 2002. From what I remember, my brother's looked exactly like this one:

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No, I'm thinking a DD for me.
Yeah, the posers. You can't be a car enthusiast unless you can drive a stick, unless there's some disability that keeps you from being able, that's like some unwritten rule somewhere.
Shhhiiii... you think I'd let a teenager drive a 200MPH supercar? What do I look like, a sheikh from Dubai? wink.gif If/when it comes to her having a car, she'll be in a low-powered 4cyl Merc convertible, like all the other well-to-do teenage girls around here.
I like the interior in this one:

Seems well sorted and very clean. And it's rockin' the original cassette player, swanky. cool.gif

Will you be making some sweet mixtapes for the car? lol.

I think most of us here are old enough to remember those days. People I worked with drove me bat-$hit because they never level matched the songs on their mixtapes (and later CD's) and that made for a very jarring workplace.

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Big truck pulled up at my mechanic's place. What could that be, I wonder? eek.gif
[runs out the door]

me biggrin.gif

 

LOL!

 

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People I worked with drove me bat-$hit because they never level matched the songs on their mixtapes (and later CD's) and that made for a very jarring workplace.

 

Or what about the people that never heard of the pause button, so there was that abrupt cut between songs -OR- those inept people that couldn't time things properly so as to always have dead silence at the end before tapes auto-reversed -OR- the super cheap-asses that recorded songs from the radio so that you had the hear the tail end of an advertisement from a store that went out of business years before -OR- <INSERT YOUR GRIPE HERE>

 

BTW, nice avatar.

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