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Old 12-31-2018, 05:48 PM
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Naw bro...the E46 was a fucking turd...the guy didn't want me to fully drive it until we were headed to the bank to pay him. He tried to tell me all german cars drive like shit like his...I almost lost it on him. I walked back to the dealership from the bank to drive myself home.
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Oof, I didn't do my research beforehand. I was just visiting, kinda impromptu, but someday I hope to get the full European delivery experience. Shamefully, I didn't go on either passes, though I've seen Stelvio pass on Top Gear before? Next time I'll plan better. Will definitely try to go on the Nurburgring as well.

I drove through the countrysides around Munich, then drove to Stuttgart, then to Zurich. I think anyone who is into cars should visit the BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche museums. You would especially like the BMW one, as well as the BMW welt. I didn't rent a car in Italy because it seemed like a huge pain to park there

Exhaust looks and sounds great! Those welds and flanges tho.
Man, I never been to Europe. If I ever get to do that I'll definitely need to visit those museums. Does Ferrari have a museum in Modena? (or where-ever they make their cars...)

Even better if I'm in a financial situation to take Euro delivery....but maybe just rent a car and do some of those bucket list drives!!

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Naw bro...the E46 was a fucking turd...the guy didn't want me to fully drive it until we were headed to the bank to pay him. He tried to tell me all german cars drive like shit like his...I almost lost it on him. I walked back to the dealership from the bank to drive myself home.
Maaaan, huge huge red flag. Anyone who is like that....guarantee there was something wrong with the car. Always step away from damn scammers like those....
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I'm telling you...
initially, he let me test drive it but only wanted me to go down the block and slow because he didn't have insurance on it.
He was nice...but in the end, everyone selling you a car is nice. He was trying to stick me with it. I was smart enough that time to
have my Acura bud do a PPI and put it on a lift and he was all wide eyed and NO MOTHERFUCKER what are you doing...I was like,
okay cool, so buy it anyway because I loved the lipstick on a pig!
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I'm telling you...
initially, he let me test drive it but only wanted me to go down the block and slow because he didn't have insurance on it.
He was nice...but in the end, everyone selling you a car is nice. He was trying to stick me with it. I was smart enough that time to
have my Acura bud do a PPI and put it on a lift and he was all wide eyed and NO MOTHERFUCKER what are you doing...I was like,
okay cool, so buy it anyway because I loved the lipstick on a pig!
woooooow, lololol. Man I just hope he didn't scam someone else into what sounds like a death trap...no insurance? car probably couldn't pass safety inspection.......
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Luckily Florida doesn't do safety nor emissions controls.
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Oof, I didn't do my research beforehand. I was just visiting, kinda impromptu, but someday I hope to get the full European delivery experience. Shamefully, I didn't go on either passes, though I've seen Stelvio pass on Top Gear before? Next time I'll plan better. Will definitely try to go on the Nurburgring as well.

I drove through the countrysides around Munich, then drove to Stuttgart, then to Zurich. I think anyone who is into cars should visit the BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche museums. You would especially like the BMW one, as well as the BMW welt. I didn't rent a car in Italy because it seemed like a huge pain to park there

Exhaust looks and sounds great! Those welds and flanges tho.
Yes, Stelvio was featured in Top Gear as one of the best roads in the world for a gear head to drive. There is so much to see man, I planned it well in advance and still didnt see as much as I wanted. Italy was tight and I spent two days there with the car but the place was so beautiful I barely drove, car was parked at hotel and we went on boat tours since we stayed next to Lake Como. Thanks on the exhaust! I'm loving it.


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Naw bro...the E46 was a fucking turd...the guy didn't want me to fully drive it until we were headed to the bank to pay him. He tried to tell me all german cars drive like shit like his...I almost lost it on him. I walked back to the dealership from the bank to drive myself home.
You did good then buddy, nobody drops money like that without being sure its good.

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Luckily Florida doesn't do safety nor emissions controls.
AMEN to that, I would be fucked right now with all the exhaust setups I have, the black 135i is loud AF also.

Dude sorry for the late heads up on the Palm Beach Cars and Coffee.. it was good! ill let you know with more time next one.

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It's all good, man...
normally I'm flexible but that was the one day a year we slept until noon!
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Naw bro...the E46 was a fucking turd...the guy didn't want me to fully drive it until we were headed to the bank to pay him.
Jesus, J. That's a red flag if I ever saw one

I kinda get it though, on the other hand, maybe he doesn't want people wasting his time. Buuuuut...
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Damn, what a gorgeous vehicle And it sounds even better! Congratulations!
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It's all good, man...
normally I'm flexible but that was the one day a year we slept until noon!
HEADS UP! Might come to the next one!

Got plans?
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Damn, what a gorgeous vehicle And it sounds even better! Congratulations!
Thanks man!!!
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After selling my old school 1984 CRX and unloading my two 91 CRXs kinda needed some old school again. But Like Jeremy said I drank the BMW cool aid hard, had to get an old Bimmer.

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What was the date again?
J was asking about when we would be going, so I'll plan to join!
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I can't play IG video at work sooo...what it is? I love a classic!
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Man I would love to have an old CRX SI in the garage. One of my favorite cars growing up.
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Obviously i love BMWs... but to be honest, i probably would have kept at least 1 of those CRX....
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Wow...I am in LOVE with that body style BMW, EL BAN
Will it be difficult to fit an LS motor in it?
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rockstar143 I believe itís believe itís April 7th!

I sent you a video through IG.

And if you can fit an LS engine in a Miata it fits here. But this one I will keep ďstockishĒ. Gonna lower a bit, add some old school BBS wheels and an Air dam in front.

I liked the idea of keeping the 84 CRX but I had no time or patience to get it running 100% smoothly.
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[QUOTE=rockstar143;16407035]Wow...I am in LOVE with that body style BMW, EL BAN
Will it be difficult to fit an LS motor in it?[/QUOTE]

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Shit yeah, man...
plus, this is the brand you love now...nothing wrong with going into that heritage!
April 7th is THIS Sunday!
Let me see if we has the kids.
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Shit yeah, man...
plus, this is the brand you love now...nothing wrong with going into that heritage!
April 7th is THIS Sunday!
Let me see if we has the kids.
Si! This one. I am pushing to have all prepped for a business trip I have next week so i can relax and go down Sunday.
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Well if you're going down...
you know I'm in.
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Well if you're going down...
you know I'm in.
Awwww yeeeah!
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we haven't gone in a while...let me find out about the kiddos first...
but I should be in.
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we haven't gone in a while...let me find out about the kiddos first...
but I should be in.
Car clean and put away. Hit me up there if you make it!
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Was so good seeing you guys again. Thanks for making it out!

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Same to you, man...
it was great catching up briefly!
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Next time we should plan for lunch together after.
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We should, we ended up doing that gourmet pizza place
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We should, we ended up doing that gourmet pizza place
Good deal, we ended up going from C&C to Twin Peaks with a group of BMWs.
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of course you did.
you all probably didn't even notice the girls working there.
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Love the thread. That exhaust clip from IG needs to be on here though. Pure porn

Get some more pics of the 2002 too!
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of course you did.
you all probably didn't even notice the girls working there.
We got shoved into one of the corner rooms, weren't a lot of girl traffic sadly..
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Love the thread. That exhaust clip from IG needs to be on here though. Pure porn

Get some more pics of the 2002 too!
This one? Itís a crop of the full YouTube one. Havenít hoarded the 2002 with pics since itís still up in SC! Should be on its way to FL soon.

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Damn just read the whole thread! I've known you for quite awhile, back in the old del Sol Owners Club days. I was black94sol on there. Loved watching you mod the del Sol. Even better with the new M2! Looks stunning!
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Damn just read the whole thread! I've known you for quite awhile, back in the old del Sol Owners Club days. I was black94sol on there. Loved watching you mod the del Sol. Even better with the new M2! Looks stunning!
Thanks man! I remember the screen name! Been a while!
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Finally put it through its paces at Daytona International Speedway, you can hear it all out on track. Loading a second video where track was a bit dryer.


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One of our customers has a 1999 BMW 3-series convertible in red with a hardtop! He says it's the only one in tge U.S. with a black hardtop! 180K miles, plans to sell for $6K soon. It's sold, btw.
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