Know the rules The Paceline Forum Builder's Spotlight


Go Back   The Paceline Forum > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #61  
Old 12-07-2019, 05:44 PM
grateful grateful is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 518
Yes, they still make drivers cars for those who pay attention.It just seems that the sporting demeanor is no longer the corporate mantra for the entire line, not just a select few.

There was a time when a BMW was the top drivers car regardless of the segment. That is no longer the case.

Your E46 and your F30 are beautiful.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Hmmm... I don't know. Still plenty of sport there it seems. I had a E46 330ci ZHP which was the maxed 3 series short of an M3. Great car, loved it to pieces.



But my 2016 340i M Sport is a better sports car in everyway. Even though it doesn't have my preferred Michelin Pilot tires on it...yet. Pretty much top model again short of an M3.

Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 12-07-2019, 05:45 PM
gbcoupe gbcoupe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 954
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
^ 99 M coupe.... The most beautiful ugly car in the world. One day I've got to have one.
I get it, but I don't think it's ugly one bit. My only regret is not buying the 2002 LSB MCoupe that was at the dealership (at a good discount) when I went to pick up my 1st MINI.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 12-07-2019, 05:48 PM
gbcoupe gbcoupe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 954
Quote:
Originally Posted by grateful View Post
99 M Coupe, pics please. One of my favs. Is it Estoril Blue?


If I needed space I would be in a Macan. Tried to get the wife to go look at one today (for her ������) as we take her car when we drive together. No go.
It's in hibernation right now. Plugged in and under cover in the garage. Arctic silver (maybe boring, but I like it) with black and blue interior.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 12-07-2019, 05:48 PM
grateful grateful is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 518
Tell me more about your M5, that is a grail car for me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by seattledl View Post
Second favorite BMW to my '72 tii is my '00 M5.

I'm the second and fourth owner (sold it for a few year fling with a P car and bought back from a friend). The only thing it's really needed in 75k miles has been batteries and a fuel pump!

...and I've decided to sell it again, replacing it with something way less practical, less safe, less reliable and less powerful, and unfortunately with no room for a bike rack.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 12-07-2019, 06:02 PM
jamesdak jamesdak is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by seattledl View Post
Second favorite BMW to my '72 tii is my '00 M5.
My first was a 2002ti, such a blast to drive in Germany. This baby was heavy modded when I got it and scary fast for the times.

Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 12-07-2019, 06:04 PM
gbcoupe gbcoupe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 954
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
My first was a 2002ti, such a blast to drive in Germany. This baby was heavy modded when I got it and scary fast for the times.

This thread is getting a little derailed. That said, very nice! ^
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 12-07-2019, 06:04 PM
jamesdak jamesdak is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbcoupe View Post
I get it, but I don't think it's ugly one bit. My only regret is not buying the 2002 LSB MCoupe that was at the dealership (at a good discount) when I went to pick up my 1st MINI.

Oh yeah.... nothing ugly about it to me either. My all time favorite BMW body. But ugly seems to be how many referred to them as back in the day. They were wrong, of course.
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 12-07-2019, 06:24 PM
bfd bfd is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,877
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
^ 99 M coupe.... The most beautiful ugly car in the world. One day I've got to have one.
You mean one of these:



Good Luck!
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 12-07-2019, 06:32 PM
jamesdak jamesdak is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfd View Post
You mean one of these:



Good Luck!
OMG!!!!!! Ya'll excuse me....I need a moment alone.
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 12-07-2019, 06:37 PM
gbcoupe gbcoupe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 954
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfd View Post
You mean one of these:



Good Luck!
That's a Euro market model.

Very fun and amazingly practical minus the lack of rear seats (works for me).
They have a pull up net that separates the hatch and front. My dogs used to ride in the back. Both 45 pounders. Yes cages would have been safer, but it worked out well.
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 12-07-2019, 07:02 PM
bfd bfd is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,877
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbcoupe View Post
That's a Euro market model.

Very fun and amazingly practical minus the lack of rear seats (works for me).
They have a pull up net that separates the hatch and front. My dogs used to ride in the back. Both 45 pounders. Yes cages would have been safer, but it worked out well.
https://photos.classiccars.com/cc-te...-coupe-std.jpg

I think this is an American version with what looks like a cage in it:

Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 12-07-2019, 07:07 PM
gbcoupe gbcoupe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 954
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfd View Post
https://photos.classiccars.com/cc-te...-coupe-std.jpg

I think this is an American version with what looks like a cage in it:

Yup, that's it. Proper wheels too.
While I don't have one for mine, you can add a roof rack.
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 12-08-2019, 07:40 AM
earlfoss earlfoss is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,587
My past 2 vehicles were BMWs. I thought they were pretty good drivers, and maintenance wasn't terrible until I crossed the 120,000mi barrier. At that point both vehicles developed a habit of surprising me with a $500-$900 repair about every 1.5 months despite my being on top of maintenance.

I just got a 2017 Audi S3, and I have to say that the interior is WAY nicer. So far I'm really enjoying it. I had driven my friend's M3 Competition, and that vehicle is amazing and violently fast. I love it but the price tag was way too high for me.

At some point I'll get a used 911. Not practical as a daily driver but I must have one!
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 12-08-2019, 09:38 AM
djg djg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Arlington, Va
Posts: 5,104
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Hmmm... I don't know. Still plenty of sport there it seems. I had a E46 330ci ZHP which was the maxed 3 series short of an M3. Great car, loved it to pieces.



But my 2016 340i M Sport is a better sports car in everyway. Even though it doesn't have my preferred Michelin Pilot tires on it...yet. Pretty much top model again short of an M3.

I had an E46 M3 (2006) -- loved that car and hated to sell it (for reasons not at all the car's fault) early this year.

And, FWIW, did not find it unreliable.

My 2014 X3 35i is definitely not better in every way -- not that it's supposed to be a sports coupe -- but it does have practical advantages in many contexts, and even the smallish SUV seems recognizably a bimmer.

Last edited by djg; 12-08-2019 at 09:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 12-08-2019, 10:08 AM
OtayBW OtayBW is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NoBaltoCo
Posts: 5,444
Forget the car. This is my BMW problem....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bmw-motorrad-r18-concept-1.jpg (146.4 KB, 112 views)
File Type: jpg BMW-Motorrad-Concept-R18-cruiser.jpg (128.2 KB, 107 views)
__________________
“A bicycle is not a sofa”
-- Dario Pegoretti
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.