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Mcrazy
07-15-2004, 03:29 PM
We were on the highway going towards Waterloo and all of a sudden his check engine light came on and the car started hesitating, then stopped. He got it towed to BMW, where they diagnost the problem to be electrical. They replaced whatever that caused the problem under warranty. He got so pissed of the car coz it never ran the same, so he traded it in for an STI, which he is curently macking out, custom wide body, engine work, etc. He loved the M3, put nice 19 inch Breytons and the car looked so sick, but I guess lost intrest when it broke down.

TiemenT
07-15-2004, 03:38 PM
ouch damn.. sorry 2 hear man..
respect to your dad, but i think it's a bit over-reacting to leave BMW after this... I had several problems with the Z4 but that don't mean that I never buy a BMW anymore..

but the sti is also a great car

Mcrazy
07-15-2004, 03:54 PM
I know, but I can see my brother's view though. He spent $70K on a car that breaks down after 4 months, and then never ran he same. He was fed of taking it to BMW once a week and them saying everthing is ok. Anyways that's his choice, and believe me I was talking him into still keeping the car. Oh well.

ROBM3
07-15-2004, 03:55 PM
Thats why I drive a Honda ! cheap/ reliable thrills ! :)

DriveItSideways
07-15-2004, 04:01 PM
^^ until u smack a gaurd rail and ur tin foil gets crumpled

Polish
07-15-2004, 04:25 PM
^^^bwhahahah*th-up*

HooliGaN*
07-15-2004, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Blackedout_E36
^^ until u smack a gaurd rail and ur tin foil gets crumpled

haha true

golden
07-15-2004, 07:05 PM
he just got a lemon... that sucks

STI is a great car too.. but doesn't look anywhere near as pimp as a M3

///Milk
07-15-2004, 07:50 PM
Originally posted by Blackedout_E36
^^ until u smack a gaurd rail and ur tin foil gets crumpled
lmao

Soldo
07-15-2004, 07:54 PM
NICE, you know what i would do the same thing!!

Bmw's aren't as reliable as people make them seem, there are tons of better cars out there, especially nowadays, the STi is a LOT better bang for your buck, more practical with the 4dr's fast as hell, and overall a great vehicle, and i know how it feels when you have to put up with so many little headaches with your car it becomes such a pain!

UncleJ
07-15-2004, 07:56 PM
Did he give it back to Budd's BMW?

Betray
07-16-2004, 04:08 AM
Originally posted by Blackedout_E36
^^ until u smack a gaurd rail and ur tin foil gets crumpled


hahahhaahha

KennyTheGreat
07-16-2004, 07:29 AM
is ur bro's sti white?!?!?!


if not, he's probably with the subaru club right?

M50E30
07-16-2004, 07:43 AM
Originally posted by Blackedout_E36
^^ until u smack a gaurd rail and ur tin foil gets crumpled

:D :) :P *angel* *wave* *th-up* :D :) GOOD ONE! Now I guess i'm not the only one posting "negative stuff".

BTW - Rob why do you even post crap like that? You know someone is just going to feed you one. :confused:

Jon@Bimmersport
07-16-2004, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by M50E30
:D :) :P *angel* *wave* *th-up* :D :) GOOD ONE! Now I guess i'm not the only one posting "negative stuff".

BTW - Rob why do you even post crap like that? You know someone is just going to feed you one. :confused:

rob's used to being fed things, so now he jus takes it in and accepts it. :D

Mcrazy
07-16-2004, 01:16 PM
Yes he traded it in at Budds, black one. His STI is dark silver grey, he wanted a white one but was too long of a wait. The STI is honestly a sick, sick car. It's so fast. Both him and I are designing a custom wide body for it. The same guy who did my BM is going to do his all out of metal. I will post pics when the work starts over the winter.

ChahalzBMR
07-16-2004, 01:23 PM
Damn, must be nice to be rich!? Can't wait to see pics...

UncleJ
07-16-2004, 05:06 PM
When I was down at Budd's, they tried to sell me that one.

KennyTheGreat
07-17-2004, 06:40 AM
Originally posted by UncleJ
When I was down at Budd's, they tried to sell me that one.

you should of bought it. :D

STALKER
07-17-2004, 07:48 PM
Well, the first mistake was buying at Budd's and the second was getting it serviced there. Good luck on the new project.