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    Originally posted by DEV0 E30 View Post

    Same, LTW E30 + Honda K motor would be really fun. Although, I'd have to have AC living here.
    and thats the beauty of my current lightweight 4 cylinder car, the A/C works! I discovered this yesterday when I had to taxi Wifey to work. She demanded A/C and I looked at her saying, "lets see what happens" as I turned on the A/C and rolled up the windows. Shockingly the A/C was nice and cold!
    Simon
    Current Car:
    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
    -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



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      Been a minute since I've been on here. Work has been busy, people are leaving the company (Due to piss-poor handling of the pandemic downturn) leaving me with an unusual abundance of work.

      So, I got some wheels and tires on the F30 and took it back to TN last week.



      Drove the E30 around for a while.
      Survived the hurricane without any thing to note.

      How's it going here?
      I do things.

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        Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post

        That must be a fairly new X5.
        2012 x5. only reason they covered is cause I work for them


        1989 325is l 1984 euro 320i l 1970 2002 Racecar
        1991 318i 4dr slick top


        Euro spec 320i/Alpina B6 3.5 project(the never ending saga)
        Vintage race car revival (2002 content)
        Mtech 2 turbo restoration
        Brilliantrot slick top "build"

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          Originally posted by DEV0 E30 View Post
          Hey all, just to keep discussion going.

          What is your current stable of cars, and what is your next vehicle purchase?

          Basically, are you satisfied with your fleet, or are you looking at something different for your next vehicle? If so, when are you going to purchase?

          Silver E30 with the M52T - not really a daily but could daily it as long as there is minimal highway driving.
          2012 Outback 3.6R Premium - Nice daily, everything works, engine is great, transmission is awful.
          Cocaine paint jobbed 4dr e30 - swapping/tidying now

          Pretty happy with it all, but I mucked a pole with the outback so now the rear bumper looks like ass and I need a taillight... probably keeping this for at least another 2 years.
          E30 needs some QOL improvements for the diff ratio and just generally everywhere, and I'll keep it forever.
          crappy E30 I'll get running and see what I want to do. Maybe I'll like it, maybe I'll sell it.

          Maybe something 2000's BMW for my next car, E46, E39, maybe e90/91. Bonus points for tourings, minus points for AWD.
          Considering something small like an egolf, older mini, or throwaway Micra if I end up with a very short commute.
          This would be at least mid 2021 when I (hopefully) graduate.


          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

          Jason Cammisa loves the e-Golf
          Is this the guy from DWA with one? Haven't podcasted in a while but the name is familiar and he's the only reason I would consider one.
          Originally posted by priapism
          My girl don't know shit, but she bakes a mean cupcake.
          Originally posted by shameson
          Usually it's best not to know how much money you have into your e30

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            Originally posted by DEV0 E30 View Post
            Hey all, just to keep discussion going.

            What is your current stable of cars, and what is your next vehicle purchase?

            Basically, are you satisfied with your fleet, or are you looking at something different for your next vehicle? If so, when are you going to purchase?
            2018 GMC Canyon
            2014 BMW 328i
            1987 BMW 325

            I like the comfort of the 328, and the E30 is a classic, but I'm wanting for a more focused driving experience.
            I see a Boxster S or Cayman S, 987.2 models have become pretty affordable.

            Sad thing is, I'm out of space. Garage is full, driveway is full. :(
            I do things.

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              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
              varg if you end up with a long commute, you should look into a 335D I think it will check many boxes for you
              Are they any good though? Seems like there's a hell of a lot to go wrong on aging modern cars in general, let alone BMWs. If I'm going to buy a car that needs excess care and caution; it sure as hell wouldn't be a late 2000s BMW.
              @turbovarg
              '91 318is, M20B25, T3/T04E 60 trim (18psi), megasquirt, coilovers, Z3 rack, cold AC
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                Originally posted by varg View Post

                Are they any good though? Seems like there's a hell of a lot to go wrong on aging modern cars in general, let alone BMWs. If I'm going to buy a car that needs excess care and caution; it sure as hell wouldn't be a late 2000s BMW.
                They seem fine, but even a modified car seems to just be boring. Sure, it makes fun wooshy noises, rolls coal, gets good MPG, and handles well, but the auto is tragic in those cars even though the gearbox is basically fine.

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                  They're all autos? Incredibly lame.
                  @turbovarg
                  '91 318is, M20B25, T3/T04E 60 trim (18psi), megasquirt, coilovers, Z3 rack, cold AC
                  [b u i l d]
                  [Car of the month: April 2018]

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                    A local guy manual swapped his and has it flashed and it is stupid fast. Somewhere in the 550wtq range. I'd honestly spring for just about any e9x with a manual and sport package.
                    Originally posted by priapism
                    My girl don't know shit, but she bakes a mean cupcake.
                    Originally posted by shameson
                    Usually it's best not to know how much money you have into your e30

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                      Yea there are several things that you can do to make them more reliable, more efficient and if you are wild, more pedal action! lol

                      Simon
                      Current Car:
                      -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                      -2002 MR2 Spyder, the solo-mobile



                      Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                        Still bang up at work. Really miss reading and posting here more often. :(

                        Did a P.M. on a fleet box truck today, banged it out in a touch over 1hr, 3.4hr book time! If I didn't have this luxury, couldn't afford to be affordable to work on e30's. Catch 22. lol Really could use a good helper.

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                          Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
                          Really could use a good helper.
                          Hang on, I'll drop out of grad school and come work for you. I'm over it.

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                            Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
                            Still bang up at work. Really miss reading and posting here more often. :(

                            Did a P.M. on a fleet box truck today, banged it out in a touch over 1hr, 3.4hr book time! If I didn't have this luxury, couldn't afford to be affordable to work on e30's. Catch 22. lol Really could use a good helper.
                            Sounds like your garage is probably in an industrial space, which is awesome for that quick pick up business, as long as your neighbors pay their invoices. As to a helper, I'd think with the labor market as is you might actually be able to bring in a quality tech/writer on a few days a week sort of basis.

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                              They pay immediately. Yeah, befriended the commercial movers and they drop these kind of jobs on me all the time (as well as the employee personal cars). Just did an engine change in the owner's Jeep, oil bypass relief piston broke in half and it lost oil pressure. Then, the engine he bought failed, so had to do it again (I got paid 2x, the engine supplier is reimbursing him for 75% the labor). Many times their lift gates get stuck, so have to tend to them etc. Nice little jobs that pay well.
                              john@m20guru.com
                              Links:
                              Transaction feedback: Here, here and here. Thanks :D

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                                Originally posted by Northern View Post
                                A local guy manual swapped his and has it flashed and it is stupid fast. Somewhere in the 550wtq range. I'd honestly spring for just about any e9x with a manual and sport package.
                                It'll stay in the back of my mind. Not sure I ever want to deal with the hassle of a transmission swap in a modern CAN-everything car where everything is locked down and networked
                                @turbovarg
                                '91 318is, M20B25, T3/T04E 60 trim (18psi), megasquirt, coilovers, Z3 rack, cold AC
                                [b u i l d]
                                [Car of the month: April 2018]

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