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So I went on record a few months ago as saying I probably

will not buy too many post 1979 Vehicles in the future. Now

this obviously excludes stuff like a 5th gen. Camaro, so long

as it is a true hardtop.

But every once in a while I'm tempted. Right now my will is

bending.

Here at the Cadillac/Chevrolet dealer I work at we have a

few nice modern rides, a 2004 Cadillac CTS (3.6) & 2002

Escalade EXT have both tempted me to fill out a credit app.

But the car that really holds my interest, a white 2001 BMW

325Ci. It's not a 6-speed but then again Julie would need to

be able to drive it and she's a bit manual-shy. The car is in

great shape, has those killer 3-sereies coupe proportions &

best of all because of the high miles (69,996) it would be a

steal at invoice.

I could pick it up for under $16K with a good 3yr. extended

warranty & it even comes with winter steelies/ snow tires

as well as the stock 17" 5-spoke rims. The power rear vent

windows make the B-pillar less annoying.

Not really looking for advice but I'm sure I'll get some. :D

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Even though you're tempted, hold off until the new Camaro comes to market. If it has a B-pillar, which ruins the car for you, then at that point find something else to spend your $$$ on. Over the years I have encountered many "deals" that I thought I'd never see again, but that isn't true. As hard as it will be, I'd recommend waiting.

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Yes. I just might keep daily driving the B-59 till winter.... and at that point get a winter beater... (ex.cab Silverado?)

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You should hold off for a little while just until your sure this new job is going fine and will work out

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Go for it if you can afford it and love it..but remember, BMW maintenance costs can be pretty steep (esp. brakes).

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I could find you a better car with character for under $1500. You'd really choose this...

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over $1250 for this...?

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C'mon. Its roomy. You could have like twenty more kids and then make them do yardwork when they're old enough, like 5 years old.

But seriously, someone sold a '76 DeVille D'elegance for ~ $1800 around here recently. Very good shape, too.

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Buy another $500 beater or something. :P

I'd avoid cheap beaters..they just break and leave you stranded.

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One of my closest friend's has a '00 323Ci 5-speed with 146,000 miles.

Aside from one set of new brakes and a new passenger-side window motor, the car has been trouble-free since he bought it with 95,xxx miles. The interior still looks brand new and the car runs and sounds great.

My Mom had an '03 325i up until early this year, and I drove that car regularly until she traded it in for a 328xi.

My sister has an '06 325Ci convertible.

E46s are a lot of fun, just don't plan on driving it in the snow without that set of winter tires. You won't make it out of your driveway. :D

Feel free to PM me with any questions.

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Hmmmm... wish I could get financed on that Grand Natty.

Or for that matter I wish I could get financed on that

MINT!!! 1972 Lincoln Continental Mk4 that I saw at

the Endicott Estate & Kimball Farms car shows that

the old gentleman is selling... asking price? $4500.

Looks EXACTLY like this one:

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Yeah, definitely wait....

Yes. I just might keep daily driving the B-59 till winter.... and at that point get a winter beater... (ex.cab Silverado?)

Kinda sounds like me. I had hoped to have a "winter beater" last year ... but that didn't happen. So, I'll keep driving the '87 MC LS this summer/fall ... and hope to find SOMETHING for a winter beater for next year.

Still looking for....

06 or 07 Dodge Charger

'87 Olds Cutlass

'86-'88 MC LS

etc.

I _may_ break down and get a FWD, if I have to ... but I doubt it. Unless I could find a Chevy Classic for a song.....

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Traveled down the road and back again" ... Andrew Gold ... 'Thank You For Being A Friend'

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Dude, don't get some POS fwd-er... buy the first S-10 or Crown Vic or

Dodge Diplomat you see for $700 in great condition, they're out there!

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Ahhh....but I don't want an S-10 ... never have really liked the Crown Vic. As for the Dodge Diplomat ... holy canolies no.

*sighs*

Though, after some things that've happened in the last week and this weekend, I really think it is time to sell the MCs. If so, problem solved anyway.

Cort:33swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.lego.HO.model.MCs.RT.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Tell me tomorrow will be brighter" ... KT Oslin ... 'Hold Me'

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Yeah, if you're honestly suggesting a Diplomat over anything FWD, well...that's just a poor decision.

Plus, seriously, how many of those cars do you see in 'great' condition for $700? Diplomats don't even exist anymore, S-10s have been beaten to hell, and I wouldn't touch a sub-$1,000 Crown Vic. I don't want a sunflower-colored car with YELLOW CAB sloppily spray painted over.

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The first American I ever got to ride in was my Dad's

1985 Dodge Diplomat ("BLUE CAB Co.") Taxi cab in

1987 when I was 8 years old. Shortly after I got to

drive it in typical fashion (on his lap) when I was 8 or

maybe 9 years old. They're not the best cars of the

1980s but I'd take one over most FWD cars, including

some Chevy Classic. But that's just me.

Nothing wrong with RWD & a 318... :globe:

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Go for the Bimmer. Find a good independent BMW mechanic, and you'll be fine. Our 2000 528i has 93K miles now, and I'm confident we'll keep it until 200K.

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Go for the Bimmer. Find a good independent BMW mechanic, and you'll be fine. Our 2000 528i has 93K miles now, and I'm confident we'll keep it until 200K.

Very true.

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