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Old 10-05-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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just a thought for the e30 folk

after seeing scotts e30 build thread...why dont us e30 owners all make our own thread. im sure a lot of people wonder where we started with our e30s to what it is today.

just to get a little more interest in this section of max
yay or nay? understandable if you're lazy and dont wanna do the write up :p
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:13 AM   #2
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Too lazy. If you want to know, go search my old threads.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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isnt this what the "RIDES" section is for? i have a thread on there o.O

im down for the idea though, if people are genuinely intrested in what i've done/am doing with my E30
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:50 AM   #4
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we have a rides thread?








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Old 10-06-2010, 03:24 PM   #5
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My build thread would be:

Day 1 - Purchased
Day 2 - Changed oil
Day 3 til present - Drove
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:53 PM   #6
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I don't like thinking about how much these cars cost and how much work mine have needed.

Now if you'll excuse me, my exhaust is falling off.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:23 PM   #7
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I don't like thinking about how much these cars cost and how much work mine have needed.

Now if you'll excuse me, my exhaust is falling off.
Seriously. I hate thinking about how much money I've spent on my two current e30's... and the 4 previous BMW. If we didn't spend all this money on them over the last few years, and just saved up instead, we could all be rolling in M3's by now. Its really just a bunch of fails on our part.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:06 PM   #8
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Seriously. I hate thinking about how much money I've spent on my two current e30's... and the 4 previous BMW. If we didn't spend all this money on them over the last few years, and just saved up instead, we could all be rolling in M3's by now. Its really just a bunch of fails on our part.
i'd rather spend money and build a car that is "mine" versus spend the same amount and buy something that is generic. maybe its the tuner mentality in me, but i rather not be a cookie-cutter cut out.

i DO hate looking at numbers though... but how can you put a price on having your car tuned perfectly to YOU?
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:28 PM   #9
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Seriously. I hate thinking about how much money I've spent on my two current e30's... and the 4 previous BMW. If we didn't spend all this money on them over the last few years, and just saved up instead, we could all be rolling in M3's by now. Its really just a bunch of fails on our part.

When you told me yesterday I almost shit myself in harveys. But in reality I've put maybe 3/4 of that into my car lol. And yours looks 10 times better.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:26 PM   #10
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You want to talk about fail.... If you were to look at a picture of my car when I got it last year and a picture of it now the only difference pretty much is that it's lower with different rims. All of the money I spent on the car to get it looking like that when I could have just chopped the springs
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:04 PM   #11
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These are 20+ year old cars that are still running and performing better than most of todays cars! How could any of us complain. I have had my fair share of repairs but I don't believe it is anything that wouldn't have had to be done on a '91 civic or escort with 300,000 plus km on them? Not to mention those cars DO NOT drive like our e30's. Including all performance goodies, repairs, purchase price, I'm into mine now for $5000. In 1 and a half years of driving the car has seen 75,000 street km. 22 track days, 16 autocrosses and one incredibly hard drifting day last year burning up a set of tires. I cannot think of a single other car that could do that for that cheap. So, I think this is a HUGE bargain of a car. Anyone else's thoughts?
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Anyone else's thoughts?
You want to know what I think... well lets just put it this way, any time I go somewhere I always end up looking back at my car 2 or 3 times while I'm walking away from it. Not because I'm afraid someone's going to steal it, or that I'm parked illegally, but because regardless of the scratches, and dents, and rust, it's just such a great looking car. It's classic, it's timeless, but most of all it represents an era when cars were more pure and unadulterated. It's just a dandy little piece of machinery. I love driving it. I love battling with it when it acts up. At the end of the day the thing that I love the most though is how I can go out and thrash on it and so far it has always taken me back home.... except for that time I smashed the oil pan lol
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Here, here Steve. Well said! I agree 100%
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:54 AM   #14
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My thread's here:

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Old 10-07-2010, 12:58 AM   #15
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i can totally agree with the looking back at the car as you walk away. its great to indulge in the pride and glory of owning an e30, a car you dont see often on the roads. its amazing when someones like woah nice car man old bmws are the best! it just makes me smile. snapping peoples necks as you drive. what a thrill. having people ask you are you selling it makes you want to keep it even more. its tough thinking im going to sell my e30 next summer!
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