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Sami's E36 BMW

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by savage1987, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. savage1987

    savage1987 Donating Member

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    Here's the new baby in our family (my fiancee's car), a 1991 E36 BMW 318i.

    I gave her a polish and took some pics yesterday, here's a couple:

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    And one with the flash on to show off the shiny paint!

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    Absolutely loving the car so far.
    Sam
     
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    redcv6 supercharged intercooled

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    looks bloody clean
     
  3. savage1987

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    Cheers mate:)

    Tell you what, this car's got me thinking about ditching my Commodore and buying a BMW. I probably will for my next car, to be honest.
     
  4. Jesterarts

    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    Haha... good to see another bimmer on the site... me and hak aren't the only one's anymore...

    Yeah... not really much of a comparison between a bimmers handling and a commodore is there? :p

    Only down site to them is servicing costs and spare parts...

    But as long as its not breaking down... all sweet!

    What are your plans for it?
     
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    greekplaya Wog On Wheels

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    car looks great, got any interior shots?

    i've been wanting an e39 for a while now (even before i bought my commodore), definately on the cards once i get outta uni
     
  6. savage1987

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    hehe yeah I see why you two love them now. No comparison whatsoever to Aussie cars. No plans of any significance really, Sami's keeping this one nice and stock-ish until we can upgrade her to a 6cyl E36, maybe even an M3, sometime in the next few years.
    Nah not yet, interior nothing special really, pretty well base model BMW. All in good condition but no leather, no power windows.
     
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    so now u wanna trade the vn for a beemer ... why do i bother the beemer was alright ecept for the rattle the death rattle
     
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    I looked at an E36 318i before I got the liberty, manual with sunroof, 1997 model. It was ok to drive, but god awfully slow and the reciepts for repairs did not exactly inspire confidence (the radiator was over $500) so I left it.

    They're a great looking car though for the time and they look newer than they are as they kept that shape for so long and then the next shape was not much of a dramatic change. So the look is still quite modern for an 18 year old car.
     
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    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    Noice beamer! any interior pics? i cant remember what the int of that model looks like

    good job with the polish
     
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    LS1 Fits? :)
     
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    lol! it's the sunroof control panel you twit. The only death rattle I had was in the VN and that's fixed now:)
    VN will be around for a couple of years yet.
    They are a bit.. but you don't buy a 318i for pace :)
    Will try to take some later on
    Don't tempt me. Replace with M3 - much more sensible choice.
     
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    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    Hey... if you want to PM me a list of parts your after and where they would be getting shipepd to... I've already contacted my guy about a handbrake cable to hak... if you want some prices I can get in touch with him again?
     
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    Looks very clean mate.

    How much are these usually selling for these days?
     
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    We picked this one up for $6k. Bit more than we'd have probably liked to pay, but it's a very tidy example with a full service history from a BMW specialist.
     
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    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    Picked it up for 6?? Nice work... I paid 5 for mine! lol

    Though a year and abit ago now...
     
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    Unfortunately, while the stereo joint did a good enough job tuning their system (still not 100% but I dunno how to fix it, I'm an amp noob), they have ****ed a lot of the interior.

    This shop has done this to every one of my cars. They left out about 10 screws/bolts, and there are now countless smashed trim clips and loose plastics, every one of which causes a horrendously annoying rattle.

    //end rant
     
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    Gees, 6 grand. Thats a pretty good price.

    Argh, slack careless bastards. I know what its like. We have an 88 Volvo, while its in pretty immaculate condition, when we took it to the mechanic a while back, it came back with loose interior bits and now it squeeks and rattles all the time lol. Hate it. Will fix it up soon.
     
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    Update!!!

    Haha Sam you're slack with this thread :p

    She got reversed into the other day in a carpark, by some old man in a Daewoo. The damage doesn't look too bad but there's about $900 worth of damage to the driver's side rear wheel arch and rim. Insurance is covering it all though, which is fantastic :) And on the plus side, as it was BMW vs. Daewoo, there's a hell of a lot more damage to the other car :yeah: serves him right. Can't half tell I'm bitter!

    Also, she got a brand spanking new black dash mat to cover a couple of cracks in the dash. As soon as I clean out the interior (which currently resembles the inside of a Macca's rubbish bin crossed with a vending machine... entirely my fault) it will look mint with that dash mat in. Just a minor change, I know, but makes the everyday drive that little bit nicer with the mat in.

    As soon at we sell our 19s, she's getting a set of 17s and some lower coilovers :D sexy!
     
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    I have had about 15 bmw's ...320/318/328/325/520/525/528/735/740 just a few..
    and they are the BEST cars out there and they drive like a dream.

    But my 5.7 Ls1 is the better engine
     
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    hahaha
    the 5.7 is a good motor, I don't know enough about BMW engines to draw my own conclusions there yet :)

    From what I've experienced, BMWs are indeed fantastic. I won't give up on my VN though.:D
     

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