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View Poll Results: 318is or 325is? e30
318is 15 28.85%
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:07 PM   #46
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:09 AM   #47
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:48 AM   #48
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318 is a complete snooze fest to drive... I think I can run faster then one.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:21 AM   #49
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^^You think? God, I hope so.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:29 AM   #50
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318 is a complete snooze fest to drive... I think I can run faster then one.
They may not have 400 hp, but once they have been markified, they run pretty well!
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:36 AM   #51
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I can attest that an E30 318is with hoosier rubber running autocross is anything but slow. It's light, nimble, agile and scary in good hands.

Unless speed is all about matting a peddle and going faster than the car in the next lane. In which case, nearly everything is faster than an E30, 325 or 318. A 2005 Hyundai SUV is faster than a stock E30 325is, so you should get one of those.

I know, I know, this coming from the turbo M20 guy, I'm just sayin'.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:49 AM   #52
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To be Mark'd is a good thing.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:26 PM   #53
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I can attest that an E30 318is with hoosier rubber running autocross is anything but slow. It's light, nimble, agile and scary in good hands.
I like to think so too! I've never been Markified yet though... just Dinan-aroo-ed.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:09 PM   #54
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stop whining

stop moaning and groaning about the 318is, I am stuck with a bloody m10, now that 318is seems pretty damn fast doesn't it!
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:55 PM   #55
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For fun I ran a quote on an 18yr old male, living in Pickering, Fresh G2, No drivers training. Comparing 2dr IS models.

E30
318 = 6048/yr
325 = 6144/yr
E36 carries identical rate groups, so same difference.

Now, God forbid you live in Brampton:
E30
318 = 9487/yr
325 = 9607/yr


Same scenario and areas, but add drivers training:

E30
318 = 4553/yr
325 = 4634/yr

Brampton:
E30
318 = 7094/yr
325 = 7197/yr

For your first vehicle, first insurance, you want a car that carries an AB rating of 01; typically larger Subaru wagons & pickup trucks...

in Pickering with drivers training:
1998 Sub Outback wagon - 3987/yr
1994 Mazda B2000 cab plus -3854/yr

Just drive in the right areas and that pick-up IS a chick magnet
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:09 PM   #56
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Now take collision and comprehesive coverage off... $9000+ a year is absurd.
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For fun I ran a quote on an 18yr old male, living in Pickering, Fresh G2, No drivers training. Comparing 2dr IS models.

E30
318 = 6048/yr
325 = 6144/yr
E36 carries identical rate groups, so same difference.

Now, God forbid you live in Brampton:
E30
318 = 9487/yr
325 = 9607/yr


Same scenario and areas, but add drivers training:

E30
318 = 4553/yr
325 = 4634/yr

Brampton:
E30
318 = 7094/yr
325 = 7197/yr

For your first vehicle, first insurance, you want a car that carries an AB rating of 01; typically larger Subaru wagons & pickup trucks...

in Pickering with drivers training:
1998 Sub Outback wagon - 3987/yr
1994 Mazda B2000 cab plus -3854/yr

Just drive in the right areas and that pick-up IS a chick magnet

What does it cost if he lives in Scarberia?
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #58
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For fun I ran a quote on an 18yr old male, living in Pickering, Fresh G2, No drivers training. Comparing 2dr IS models.

E30
318 = 6048/yr
325 = 6144/yr
E36 carries identical rate groups, so same difference.

Now, God forbid you live in Brampton:
E30
318 = 9487/yr
325 = 9607/yr


Same scenario and areas, but add drivers training:

E30
318 = 4553/yr
325 = 4634/yr

Brampton:
E30
318 = 7094/yr
325 = 7197/yr

For your first vehicle, first insurance, you want a car that carries an AB rating of 01; typically larger Subaru wagons & pickup trucks...

in Pickering with drivers training:
1998 Sub Outback wagon - 3987/yr
1994 Mazda B2000 cab plus -3854/yr

Just drive in the right areas and that pick-up IS a chick magnet
Those rates are utterly perverse. To drive a 17 year old truck that has a 2L motor, you're going to pay like 2x the value (of a B2000 that a 18yr old would buy) per year? I penciled in specs for a fresh G2 driver with drivers training in Kanetix for a 1996 B2300 and Belairdirect would hook this fellow up for $2255/yr.

E30 rates are even worse $7k/yr? That's like 3x the value of the average E30 for sale in a 18yr old kids price range. I know you don't make the rules so it's not your fault, honestly though, that's robbery because what kind of 18yr old can afford to pay $7k/yr for insurance? I know comparing the rate to the value of the vehicle doesn't really make a lot of sense because the vehicle is only a small part of how the calculation works. When you step back and look at it though you think... why would anyone even bother to get their own insurance when they are that young, just get it insured under a parent or relative and save yourself several thousand dollars per year.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:47 AM   #59
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Now take collision and comprehesive coverage off... $9000+ a year is absurd.
Those numbers are for liability only, no physical damage coverages.

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What does it cost if he lives in Scarberia?
With this company, about $100 less/yr then the Brampton rates.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:56 AM   #60
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I'm amused when people gripe about insurance being "more than the value of the car". It's liability, it has nothing to do with the value of the car.

When a young punk who can't drive but thinks he's Ken Block cripples someone, the insurance company has to pay out for the rest of the victim's life. Or worse, he kills them and they settle for a half million or more, lump sum payment.

It only take a few claims like that and you see why the high risk drivers pay high rates.
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