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    Thanks for the kind words. I check Craigslist every morning and night, so 12 hour intervals. I’ll find one sooner or later.

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      Originally posted by Jokester View Post
      Thanks for the kind words. I check Craigslist every morning and night, so 12 hour intervals. I’ll find one sooner or later.
      I was one of the lucky ones to find a clean example one owner '90 325is with 43k original miles at a very generous price. Took me a while to find the right one, but it happened. Being patient sucks, but well worth it in the end.

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        I bought a swapped car and thought the car was complete...been trying to get it to run right for 2 years now...
        1990 325is
        m52b28
        3.73lsd
        g260 (1987 325is 5spd tranny)

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          Horrendous, I almost did the samw but it went up on bat and many from this forum pointed out issues I would have missed like high idle etc. Definitely worth the wait to get the right car.

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            I've also told my story a few times and back in 02 I was searching everywhere in western Canada for a 325is with cloth seats and NOT black.
            Took me a solid 8 months but finally found one in spring 03.

            I wouldn't even bother trying to search for the "right" car anymore.
            If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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              Outstanding post Stanley! I was looking for red/white black/tan interior. Thought I had no interest in a lachs/grey interior until it fell in my lap. So what you are looking for is relative.

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                Key is just having the cash ready to go when you come across those deals.


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                1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
                1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
                1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
                2006 BMW X3
                2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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                  Originally posted by e30RS View Post
                  Outstanding post Stanley! I was looking for red/white black/tan interior. Thought I had no interest in a lachs/grey interior until it fell in my lap. So what you are looking for is relative.

                  ....not sure if serious
                  If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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                    Actually I was being serious. Did not mean to come across as a wise ass if I did. I simply "adjusted" what a perfect car was. For me it was the best car available for what I had to spend and I just flogged it like a rented mule for 1450 miles and it was flawless. So the color was not what I was looking for, or a gray interior but it is mega! Could not be happier.

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                      1991 318is
                      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-bmw-318is-49/
                      Attached Files
                      Simon
                      Current Car:
                      -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                      -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                      Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                        1988 M3
                        https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-bmw-m3-43/
                        Attached Files
                        Simon
                        Current Car:
                        -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                        -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                        Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                          ^200 km driven in three years of ownership. I think I run more than that in a year.

                          Instagram: Reichart12

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                            Originally posted by Reichart12 View Post
                            ^200 km driven in three years of ownership. I think I run more than that in a year.
                            My dog and I have done almost that much in the last month alone. Seriously.
                            Portland, Oregon
                            E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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                              Cripes what's the point in buying a car if you're only going to put less than a tank of gas worth of miles on it over 3 years.

                              IG @turbovarg
                              '91 318is, M20B25 turbo
                              [CoTM: 4-18]
                              '94 525iT slicktop

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                                And to that end, if it’s E10/15 or whatever crap pump gas, I’m sure it runs like crap because of all the moisture in the system from it. Or worse yet varnish and gummed up injectors.


                                Meanwhile, that Factory Five Daytona Coupe race car auction was full of cringeworthy comments. Just so many non-racers that should just stay out of it. Harping on a guy who was asking the weight of it (legit racecar question) but then asking why the MSD box was in the drivers compartment. So much stupid. People getting picky about the paint scheme and even the number on the (hey moron, it’s a legit racecar, you can’t always pick your number each season).

                                Then of course there’s the “van I register it and drive it on the street “ crowd who’ll probably just be shuttling it back and forth to cars and coffee..


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                                1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 #35
                                1991 325i MT2 Touring (JDM bro)
                                1991 Racecar (Chase Schmidt's former drift car - M30)
                                2006 BMW X3
                                2011 Audi A3 - wife's other German car

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