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Old 05-06-2010, 03:46 PM   #21
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My Ride: '03 325i --> '13 GTI
'07 Rabbit
had this for a solid 2 years, twas my first car and my first victim for some light mods

'09 GTI
Only had it for about 5 months but loved every second of it. Wasn't really considered 'mine', so I had to give it up, but I had some of the best times in that thing without a doubt.

And now, '03 325i
Not as fast or as new as the rest, but it's the first car under my name, and it has a lot more standard options like leather and sunroof which are definitely nice... Stock for now, I've only had it for about 4 months


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Old 05-06-2010, 08:02 PM   #22
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2003 Acura RSX-S

99' Honda Prelude
98' Honda Prelude
99' Honda Civic SI
98 Honda Civic EX
85' Toyota Tercel
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:44 PM   #23
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My Ride: Money pit...
1993 GrandAm SE - First car hand me down from my mom, drove the hell out of it till I cracked the block..
1994 GrandAm GT - Traded in my 93 with blown motor for 1.5k and got this one for 9k with 24k miles on it.. I robbed that dealer..
1989 BMW 520i - Beater in Italy when I was stationed there.. Loved it more than anything.. It was so solid and smooth.. Damn..
2001 GrandAm GT1 - Every option available.. Payed off with title in hand for 2 days when lady ran a red light and totaled it.. I about killed her..
2001 BMW 330ci - Bought with 44k miles on it, repair bills for this car were insane.. blown motor, blown driveshaft donut, blown rear, blown axles, 2 clutches, blown head.. ALL different repairs at different times.. Bought it for 24k sold it for 19k with 115k miles on it..
2005 Pontiac GTO - Owned for 2yrs, totaled during that crazy nor-easter when I was coming around a corner and hydroplaned off the road..
2002 Lexus IS300 - This car was smooth, loved the interior.. Loved the whole car.. Just missed my GTO to much.. Owned for 2 months and sold it for same price I bought it..
2006 GTO - Still own it and miss it as it's been sitting in a garage up north.. But after this weekend will be sitting out in my apt parking lot
2005 BMW 330ci ZHP - Yeah love this car.. Suede interior is just amazing, smooth ride for daily driver.. Extremely pleased with this car.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:52 PM   #24
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VCSL Front 18/13 Spacers Full Borla V2 K&N drop-in w/custom tube LED Interior air horn BMW performance shift Knob Seibon Hood LED DRL Dynavin Depo corners RE rear camber arms and Vogtland Springs.
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I used to think love exists. Turns out it's a manifestation of insecurities and boredom.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:18 AM   #25
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2006 kawasaki Ninja 500r (first thing i ever had and still have it)
2000 328ci (totaled it)
2003 330i (Weekends)
1991 Honda Prelude Si (Daily Driver)

So i guess my first car was an E46

'03 330 Technique Tuning Stage 2 Turbo. (Parting out)
'03 M3
'11 BMW s1000rr
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:22 AM   #26
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91 Honda Accord, coupe, some light mods done. Don't have any pictures of it anymore, though

finally gave up the ghost at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Which was probably for the best after it had been through two major hail storms back to back.
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:26 AM   #27
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a pedal bike.

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:15 PM   #28
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My Ride: 325ci vert
1973 GMC pick-up (my dad made me drive it in highschool) (totaled)
1985 Pontiac Grad Prix - lowered on 13's (totaled)
1998 Nissan hardbody pick-up lowered on factory (sold)
1998 Suzuki GSX-R 750 (sold)
2001 Chevrolet Trailblazer (sold)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado (sold)
1993 BMW 525 (sold)
2006 Volvo S60 (sold)
2006 BMW 325ci - daily driver
2008 Volvo XC90 - wife's daily driver
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 Z71 Crew Cab

Color=Japan Rot
H&R Race Springs
HC Racing CF hood w/ M3 bulge
Color matched kidney grilles & front reflectors
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:01 PM   #29
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shoot...every single one? OK here goes...

VW rabbit in green
Geo Storm in red
kawasaki zx6
Ford Grenada (England)
Ford Sierra (England)
Ford Cosworth (England)
mini -poop brown (England)

there are more cars that I had in England but I can't remember what they least 3 more...engines kept on blowing up!

BMW 318ti in silver Mpackage
Audi TT
BMW E46 M3
Porsche 996TT
95 E36 M3 (DD)
08 E90 M3
05 E46 M3 vert (current DD)
2005 E46 M3 IB ZCP - DD modded
SOLD but not forgetten
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:10 PM   #30
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2000 White Toyota Tacoma TRD pkg Was my first car (gone)

2004 Dark Grey E46 M3 My current DD

2005 Red Ducati 749s My current toy
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:50 PM   #31
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Whew..ok, here goes:

79 Ford Bronco XLT
1988 Mustang GT
1992 Mustang GT --Still have this one
1985 Chevy Celebrity
1989 Honda CRX
1993 Mustang GT Convertible (Vortech, etc etc)
1993 Ford Ranger -- Still have
2003 Cobra Vert
2003 Cobra Coupe -- Still have
1999 Honda Civic
2005 Ford Focus -- Wifes Daily
1998 XJ -- Wifes toy (3" lift, and some other minor goodies)
2002 330i -- My daily.

I have pictures of most of them. I may post them later if I get bored.
92GT "The Ghetto Sled": 14.01 @ 103.21mph (Waiting to be re-assembled)
03 Cobra Vert: 12.67 @ 121.66mph (SOLD)
03 Cobra Coupe....Heavily modded money pit.
"Time flies like an arrow", "Fruit flies like a banana"...yeah our language sucks.
Proud Member of the Mid-Atlantic Cobra Association
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:57 PM   #32
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1989 Station Wagon Civic, which I learned to drive on when I was 15 LOL Do you know anyone who has driven a station wagon civic!! LOL
1998 4 door Civic, Totaled it in less than a year
1996 4 door Integra Modded, SLAMMED with coilovers, 17's, intake, heads and exhaust...I thought it was pretty clean
2001 Red Honda Civic SI- Modded, with the same as the integra (yes I loved rice prior to the Bimmer
2002- E46 325ci Refer to sig.. I don't think Ill ever buy anything other than a BMW
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:42 PM   #33
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1990s-ish Honda accord
1998 Ford Explorer: R.I.P. - saved my life
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:29 PM   #34
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First at 14ish was a 1993 Ford ranger
Second at 16ish was a 1992 Ford ranger
Third at 17ish was a 1993 F150
Fourth at 19 was a 2003 SVT Cobra
Fifth and most recent at 21 was a 2004 F350. Pics below:


Cobra (sorry for the massive pic)

When I first bought the F350 and before I sold the Cobra and later on the F150 (please forgive how dirty the car was!!)

F350 (yes it had stacks, and yes I loved them. I guess im a redneck)

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:15 AM   #35
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First - 1989 Buick LeSabre

It was a gift from my grandma. That car rode so smooth. A lot of good memories in that car. It's funny the only photos I could find where from that one time my friends posted sticky notes all over my car for my birthday. I totaled it going around a sharp turn... I also was driving around with worn-out tires so that helped contribute to my accident.

Second - Current 2005 325ci

Totally different car from my first one. Main difference is I went from auto to manual. Now when I drive auto it feels so boring... I saved up money working at Giant Food for 2 years along with some cash my parents helped provide. You can see I'm wearing the old uniform in the photo below. Now I can go around sharp turns without any problems :-)

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:18 PM   #36
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In order of purchase:

1992 325i : Jet Black/Black int./5spd.
Dinan chipped + other little goodies
(Totaled in the snow)

1989 325i : Jet Black/Black int./5spd.
H&R race springs + a few other mods

1999 Lexus RX300 : Pearl white/Tan int./Auto
Thought I would grow up and get an SUV, was a okay to drive, it was a nice change to be up high...
(Traded in because trans. was going out)

2003 330i : Jet Black/Grey int./5spd.
Ah, and finally the E46... I guess I've got a thing for Jet Black 3er saloons

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Old 05-11-2010, 04:58 PM   #37
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This is what I had


Current: E60 M5 6MT; E46 M3 6MT
Sold: E46 330CiA; E36 M3/2/5; E60 M5 SMG
DD: B8.5 Audi S4 6MT
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:34 AM   #38
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2002 Mazda Protege 5 5-Speed "Zoom Zoom"
The Mazda was great. 200k with no maintenance other than oil/breaks etc. It's still going strong with my Brother and Sister-in-law.

The BMW is more refined, handles better, "feels" more solid, Just an all around better car. However, the price to play (Regular maintenance/PM) is higher as we all know but is worth it for what you get.

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Old 05-12-2010, 10:12 AM   #39
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I love those Protege wagons
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:32 AM   #40
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Not my actual car but I had a 1986 Honda Accord Sport as my first car.

Then this thing.

Sold that to save some money so I was driving a 1995 Pathfinder (Not the actual picture)

Then my G37s.

And now, my 335i!
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