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      09-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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What did everyone drive before getting hooked on BMW?

Me personally I had a
1994 ford ranger
1993 Pontiac sunbird convertible
2006 f 150 fx4
2007 ford fusion sel v6
And now 09 135i
Although I've had the most problems by far with my BMW it is still my favorite vehicle ive ever owned! Sometime I jut regret straying away from ford for the reliability issues I've had with my 135
Anyways just curious to see what other people have had and there compared experiences with switching to BMW.
Btw I still f@&$inf love driving my 135i even after 2.5 yrs of ownership! And I always used to get bored after 6 months with past cars
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      09-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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-2006 G35 Coupe
-2011 Mustang GT (had to sale for finacial reasons )
-2006 Pontiac GTO

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-2008 135 (my new toy )
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      09-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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1993 Yamaha FZR600 w/ 1000cc Mikuni Carbs
1993 Toyota MR2 with JDM Gen3 3s-gte swap
2005 Yamaha R1 (intake/exhaust/afr tuned/155whp without ram air)
2006 Subaru Legacy GT (FBO, Stage 2+)
1991 Toyota MR2 with the engine from my 3rd MR2

and now my 2007 E92 335i 6MT

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      09-20-2012, 07:23 AM   #4
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Let's be clear here; I was hooked/set on buying a BMW long before I could actually afford to do so.

First car was a '96 Dodge Stratus sedan. Some girl pulled out in front of me and totaled it. Next was a '98 Honda Civic EX sedan followed by a '00 Honda Accord EX sedan.

I drove the Accord for the majority of my time in college (~5 years) and was planning to just get another (newer) Accord for money reasons. During my search I realized that an E90 330i was well within my budget ...and the rest is history. Now I drive an '06 330i, but I wish it had sport seats and I REALLY wanted a coupe. Now I have to decide if I want to A) modify the 330i B) pay off my other debts, save a little bit and trade it in for '12-'13 E92 335i in a year or so when I can afford the increased payment.
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      09-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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1978 Vauxhall Cavalier Sportshatch
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1986 Audi Coupe Quattro
1986 Toyota Corolla AE82 1600 twin cam
1992 Toyota Celica GT4
1998 Subaru Impreza Turbo Sportshatch
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2000 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo Plus
2002 VW Golf GT TDI 130 (p/ex tomorrow!)
2000 Porsche 911 C2 (keeping as my car)
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      09-20-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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      09-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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      09-20-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
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Now 2013 BMW Z4 35
I think I'm at some kinda midlife crisis...
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      09-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #9
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1977 Chevy Nova
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Now 2013 BMW Z4 35
I think I'm at some kinda midlife crisis...
Two decade leap in automotive technology - wow!

'86 Camry
'91 Accord
'89 Acura Legend
'05 Mazda 3s hatch
'08 E90 M3

All with a manual transmission. All driven as if stolen.
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      09-21-2012, 03:21 PM   #10
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'95 Grand Cherokee
'99 Corvette

I don't think I'm hooked though. I'm pretty sure I'm going back to American cars next. Probably GM.
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      09-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #11
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      09-22-2012, 05:11 AM   #12
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I guess the score is VW: 4 and BMW: 4
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      09-22-2012, 12:10 PM   #13
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Long history of crappy cars...
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      09-22-2012, 12:20 PM   #14
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First three were hand me downs from my family. My grandparents actually gave me a 1972 Chevy Impala when I got my license but I couldn't afford to drive it or insure it so I sold it. Was cheaper to just borrow my moms car when needed.
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      09-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #15
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Before the M, I got rid of my tuned Viggen for it.


Before the 328, I got rid of my tuned CC for it.


Before the CC I leased a Jetta. Fail.


Before the Jetta I did the winter beater thing, sub $1000 cars with 5mts so they were still fun.
The '89 Maxima:

Which replaced the '89 Beretta GT(with a '90 drivetrain swap):


Before I got the Viggen, I inherited my older brother's cars.

'95 300ZX:


and '90 Saab 9000 Turbo(automatic-fail):


And before that, my first car which I kept a long time and modded a lot...

'91 Beretta GT(converted from an auto to manual. Win):


So, aside from my wife's wheels, that's my car-ography. I modified EVERYTHING except for the Jetta, just did not like that car.
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      09-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #16
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1993 Toyota MR2 Non-Turbo
2002 Saab 9-5
1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo (stroked with TD06 upgrade)
1993 Toyota MR2 with JDM 3s-ge
1993 Yamaha FZR600 w/ 1000cc Mikuni Carbs
1993 Toyota MR2 with JDM Gen3 3s-gte swap
2005 Yamaha R1 (intake/exhaust/afr tuned/155whp without ram air)
2006 Subaru Legacy GT (FBO, Stage 2+)
1991 Toyota MR2 with the engine from my 3rd MR2

and now my 2007 E92 335i 6MT

Build video for MR2 #2:

Build video for MR2 #3, 5:


Still have MR2 #2 and #5 with my E92


I heart 2nd gen MR2's.

I grew up knowing of a blue Turbo, a late one, maybe a '94. Then it wound up with a for sale sign and I was old enough to buy it. I walked up to it and saw it was an automatic and almost wept in sadness.

After doing one auto-manual conversion in my early 20's, I swore never to do it again.
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      09-22-2012, 01:14 PM   #17
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      09-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #18
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      09-25-2012, 04:00 AM   #19
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      09-25-2012, 07:04 AM   #21
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