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Old 05-23-2005, 01:16 PM   #16
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If your 21, it's your first car, and you want to get a BMW, get a 318.

You'll get yourself in plenty trouble with it. You'll save yourself gas and insurance to pay for these instances.

They are also much easier to handle than the 6-cyls.
Absolute BS! The "poor man's" bmw (318i) is anemic at best. It can get tiresome thrashing the engine to get any power, and it isn't exaclty the smoothest 4 in the book (see honda for that). Sure the handling is second to none... but $12 grand is 328is money. You might even get into an e46 sedan for that.

Treat yourself to a 6cylinder BMW and do it right from the start. I've owned both - trust me on this one.

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Old 05-23-2005, 01:51 PM   #17
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Absolute BS! The "poor man's" bmw (318i) is anemic at best. It can get tiresome thrashing the engine to get any power, and it isn't exaclty the smoothest 4 in the book (see honda for that). Sure the handling is second to none... but $12 grand is 328is money. You might even get into an e46 sedan for that.

Treat yourself to a 6cylinder BMW and do it right from the start. I've owned both - trust me on this one.

I concour...When I bought my 318is I thought it was fast(coming from a Tercel) untill I took it to the drag strip.....I wish I had a 6cyl.....
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:54 PM   #18
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thank you! An Honest 318is owner here. They aren't bad cars - far from it. I would buy one again if the price was right, but the 6 is just so damn smoooth.

Like buttah!
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Old 05-23-2005, 04:15 PM   #19
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ah......... just remember.

quality, fast, cheap, you can only choose two at once.

there's no such a thing as a car that's fast, easy to take care of and reliable and cheap. Or just lower your standard, like make 15s qualify as "fast"
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Old 05-23-2005, 04:22 PM   #20
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get a clean 95-98 gti vr6 for 8-9 g's....its fast and ul have fun with it..the rest 3-4 g's save for repairs, incase somthin goes wrong...goodluck!
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:29 PM   #21
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Older 540? Man it would rape him with the rapairs....I would look into 328IS ,just make sure some old mofo had it.
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Old 05-23-2005, 06:46 PM   #22
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All that i can say from testing out cars is that i would never go and buy a jap car SUCH as a prelude or a gsr as stated above. I have driven them and they feel soo slow and on the highway they arent that great and dont feel stable
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:21 PM   #23
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^^^ I think you are right...They are also expensive .add some more cash and have a Bimmer.
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:16 PM   #24
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All that i can say from testing out cars is that i would never go and buy a jap car SUCH as a prelude or a gsr as stated above. I have driven them and they feel soo slow and on the highway they arent that great and dont feel stable
actually, GSR's stock suspension was known to be one of the best suspension offered by company at the time. I dont know where your comment "dont feel stable" comes from. And it is decent fast. It sure doesnt feel slow.


But, we all drive bimmers rite, compare to the ride quality and handling of bimmers, i see your point of view
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Old 05-24-2005, 06:31 PM   #25
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The smaller the engine, the bigger the fun. You can hit redline multiple times before getting into the illegal speeds.

BUT, if you have a need for speed, then go for the 6-cyl.

Either way, a 325 5-speed with the A/C on felt just as fast as my 318 normally- I swear I popped the hood to check to see if there really was a 6-cyl in there.
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Old 05-24-2005, 07:11 PM   #26
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12g and you want a fast, fun and reliable car?

Buy 2000+ bike, nice suit and boots, and your ready.
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Old 05-24-2005, 08:26 PM   #27
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Pandora's Box has opened everyone has "The Best Car"
As a 318 owner & once a 325 owner.
It's more like what is it you want more. With my 325 was alot of fun, power, speed, but... I used to go through about 6 set's of tires a year (since I was able to burn them off) pushing it to the limit became an everyday event (till the frame snaped, soon after shocks came through the towers) and insurance was retarded.
My current 318 is still fast with the right driver behind the wheel, handls just as good as any 328 (with the bigger meats put on it) steight's are a definate problem, and much cheaper to insure. Not enough power to go through as many tires or snap the frame after years of abuse. Still easily make it to 195kph fast enough to keep up to the 6cyld guys on the cruises.
I myself prefer to own and maintain a 318is for my driving style & everyday travel (cheaper in the long run) but prefer a six to "play" with (couldn't afford it in the end).
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:02 PM   #28
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2nd on my list would be a '94+ GSR.
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:58 PM   #29
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I was thinking about a stang, how are they on gas and maintance costs? and reliability?
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Old 05-24-2005, 11:49 PM   #30
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audi A4 1.8t or 2.8 v6... nice, fast, handles. 97-99 are sweetly underpriced.
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