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my new Daily Driver?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Briansol, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    I'm racking up too many miles on the M with my 100 mile commute and driving the truck sucks (gas, and just sucks in general).... so, i've been hunting for a new 4-banger DD for the past month or so.

    Well, i think i found her :)

    I put an offer in to the guy selling it. We'll see if he takes it.


    '98 318ti
    166k
    1.9L I4


    Upgrades:
    17" BBS RK wheels, 225/45/17 Falken 451 tires with lots of tread left.
    Dinan stage 3 engine software
    Dinan free flow exhaust
    Dinan Throttle Body
    Dinan cold air intake
    Bilstein sport shocks with H&R sport springs
    BMW short shifter from "Understeer" with new bushings
    35% window tints lifetime warranty installed by Ziebart
    Included BMW 16" sport package wheels with Bridgestone Blizzak Revo 1 205/55/16
    3M film on hood and corner fenders

    Problems:
    Air bag light is on from a bad switch on the passenger seat. (easy $50 fix)

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    so, i'm hoping he meets me on my offer.

    its a 30mpg car that i think i'll still enjoy, and i think looks pretty damn hot :)

    plus, it's got a set of snows so i can daily it in the winter too :)
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    looks sweet....
     
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    OOO, I like it
     
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    not bad.. the M version atleast..
     
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    still my favorite bmw to this day
     
  6. Briansol

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    it is not an M-package. There's only like 2000 of those ever made.
     
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    its not.. then whats the little M logo on the molding doing there??

    and that front bumper sure looks like the M version too
     
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    it's just a sport trim i think...
     
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    so, how can you tell otherwise?

    arent these what come with the M sport package
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    my 2nd favorite BMW ever. buy it. BUY IT

    when you are sick of it, find me first. do want.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I dig it big time.
     
  12. Briansol

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    Well, he rejected my initial offer... hrm.
     
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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    Those are pretty reliable for a BMW. Decent cars too.

    That passenger seat switch is a pain in the ass. Every single E36 has that problem eventually. I know a lot of people who just rig it to always be on.

    I always loved the e36. <3
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    So how much did you offer him? If your willing to say? Looks to be pretty clean, way too nice for me to consider it a DD machine, but thats just me.
     
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    yea.. we all know you... :D
     
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    here's the thing...
    if i buy a civic or something that sucks on the cheap, i know myself and im still going to end up driving the M every day. That's what I'm trying to put a stop to. So, if I enjoy said other vehicle enough, I'll drive it and have fun with it and keep the miles off the M (broke 55k this week :( already... which makes me 'high mileage' for the year compared to most).
    It looks good, it's kinda slow, but it's fun to drive. It will save me from getting more 'seatbelt' tickets too :)

    Plus the 318 gets 10+ more mpg, so it will eventually pay for itself after 30 years or so :D
     
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    yeah, seems low... but its also only 4 years old, and i don't drive it from nov -> march.
     
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    damn.. thats like 1964 miles a month..
     
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    have you actually driven a 318ti??? they are extremely not fast
    they handle well, but they have virtually no balls (you pretty much might as well be in a civic)
    knowing you i seriously think you will be miserable with that car
    it weighs 2778lb
    it only has 138hp 133tq
    it does 0-60 in 8.9sec
    pulls .83g in the corners
    and does a 1/4 in about 15.7 (oops just looked and found its actually 16.4)

    its a full second slower to 60 than a same year integra LS and has the same handling


    1998 BMW 3 Series specs, auto safety at Edmunds
    1998 Acura Integra specs, auto safety at Edmunds

    its actually 1/2 a second slower to 60 than the 98 2.5RS and only handles .03g better in the corners
    1998 Subaru Impreza specs, auto safety at Edmunds
    and we all know how much you enjoyed that car :rolleyes:

    i really would pass on this car for you... you will hate it in less than a month
     
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