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Old 03-26-2018, 07:08 AM   #41731
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Here's a couple of manual trans X5's if you're worried about the automatics.


https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto...523718619.html

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ct...529512679.html
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:13 PM   #41732
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^didnt know the x5 came in manual here. Thats kinda rad..
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:21 PM   #41733
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Yeah, they're not easy to find. Even harder to find is the 6 speed manual X5. I used BRZO to search the whole US for manual trans x5's on craigslist and found 4 and one was a LeMans (?) Blue on tan six speed. They're still cheap for the most part because it's an x5 and not many people like them and most don't want one without an automatic.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:43 PM   #41734
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i want something i can just put in drive and zombie around in, but i appreciate the solid leads!
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:26 AM   #41735
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i want something i can just put in drive and zombie around in, but i appreciate the solid leads!
Have you considered the humble but large Toyota Sequoia? They're on the cheaper side for a Toyota 4x4 if you get the first generation, and the 4.7 v8 is as close to indestructible as you can without buying a diesel. Plus they have plenty of space for, well anything you can think of. Basically an SUV version of the Tundra. Also, Jeep had the Liberty that was offered with a 4 cylinder CDI diesel, that gets almost 30mpg on the highway, hard to find but worth it.
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Have you considered the humble but large Toyota Sequoia? They're on the cheaper side for a Toyota 4x4 if you get the first generation, and the 4.7 v8 is as close to indestructible as you can without buying a diesel. Plus they have plenty of space for, well anything you can think of. Basically an SUV version of the Tundra. Also, Jeep had the Liberty that was offered with a 4 cylinder CDI diesel, that gets almost 30mpg on the highway, hard to find but worth it.


I have dabbled with the sequoia, my in laws have like an 02 tundra so I have always liked the Toyota v8 truck platform. Only trouble is they get like 14 mpg on a good day ahha.


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Old 03-27-2018, 10:29 AM   #41737
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Yeah, gas mileage is definitely crap on those things. The best mileage I ever managed from an SUV was either my 95 4x4 Cherokee or my 97 4x4 4runner. With the right driving I could squeeze about 18 out of them. They were both awesome though, tough, basic and could go almost anywhere.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:36 AM   #41738
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Yeah, gas mileage is definitely crap on those things. The best mileage I ever managed from an SUV was either my 95 4x4 Cherokee or my 97 4x4 4runner. With the right driving I could squeeze about 18 out of them. They were both awesome though, tough, basic and could go almost anywhere.


Haha I have a friend with a nice clean 4.0 XJ, I was asking him about the gas mileage, he said itís pretty bad, driving from Vegas to Laguna Seca and back he spent about $200 in gas yeesh!!!


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Old 03-27-2018, 10:56 AM   #41739
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I guess it depends on the gearing, mine had like 3.23s or something like that in it and I had a friend with 4.10s and his mileage was horrible. I was in a similar situation, trying to find something with ok gas mileage but also has the utilities of an SUV. I gave up and got my e90 328, its too small and I wish I'd found something better but oh well. It is truly a tough balance to find. You could go for a diesel Jetta wagon
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:07 AM   #41740
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Hey california people, what are your thoughts on buying a "salvage rebuilt" car?

I've been thinking about getting something pre-1975 for "reasons", and a lot of stuff is listed as a salvage title. Anything I should be aware of, other than the price should be lower and it might be harder to sell?
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:09 AM   #41741
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I guess it depends on the gearing, mine had like 3.23s or something like that in it and I had a friend with 4.10s and his mileage was horrible. I was in a similar situation, trying to find something with ok gas mileage but also has the utilities of an SUV. I gave up and got my e90 328, its too small and I wish I'd found something better but oh well. It is truly a tough balance to find. You could go for a diesel Jetta wagon


I canít bring myself to a VW or Audi. It scares me too much lol. Iíll probably end up with a Subaru Iím guessing.


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Old 03-27-2018, 11:50 AM   #41742
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Hey california people, what are your thoughts on buying a "salvage rebuilt" car?

I've been thinking about getting something pre-1975 for "reasons", and a lot of stuff is listed as a salvage title. Anything I should be aware of, other than the price should be lower and it might be harder to sell?
rebuilt is better than salvage because it's possible that they actually repaired it well enough to get a chp inspection rather than zip-tieing shit back together.

for old cars, unclear that title status makes too much of a difference on price.
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rebuilt is better than salvage because it's possible that they actually repaired it well enough to get a chp inspection rather than zip-tieing shit back together.

for old cars, unclear that title status makes too much of a difference on price.
Ok, so stupid question. What's going on with the headlights on this car? Is it some sort of Neue Klasse euro headlights grafted onto a '72 02?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto...528370176.html
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:34 PM   #41744
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Ok, so stupid question. What's going on with the headlights on this car? Is it some sort of Neue Klasse euro headlights grafted onto a '72 02?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto...528370176.html
I saw that the other day, and thought the same thing, but the one piece New Class headlights have a curved amber blinker.

it's gotta be custom, I've never seen them on another BMW.

Also, you can see on the passenger's side, there's what looks like black caulking around the headlight housing on the grill.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:56 AM   #41745
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Is there an easy way to check if a car has any back-fees owed to the DMV before I buy the car?
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