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Old 03-24-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
turbotalon1g
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Looking to become a BMW owner for the 1st time.

Hoping to become a BMW 330i/manual owner soon, looking around the country to find one in my budget $9k max.

I'm needing to upgrade my DD and need something a bit safer, but the awd and power part is fun, I've learned that having painfully slow DD cars is no good.

My name is Aaron and I live in Blaine, MN. I also have a '91 Eagle Talon that I'm in the process of building the motor for, it went 11.40@120 last year.

Hope to meet some of you all and find myself a nice car!!.

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Old 03-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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Love your user name! I used to own a DSM myself before I got my Bimmer. Had a 2gb GST with the MHI Big 16g upgrade. Welcome!

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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Thanks, you guys don't welcome much although the Dallas guys were mega ****ing awesome and checked out a car for me.


I've found 3 good candidates so far, just waiting to hear back from the sellers right now so we can start talking money.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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If you want AWD then you will want a 330Xi
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #5
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yeah I know, I'm not dead set on awd.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:59 PM   #6
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Going to take a drive to IA tomorrow to check out some cars!
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:49 AM   #7
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Welcome Aaron. Have a good trip and come back with a bimmer!
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:03 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum

Keep in mind, the 2 most important options on these cars are 1) Sport Package, and 2) OEM xenons headlights.

I would make sure your purchase includes these options...
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:11 PM   #9
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Hoping to be a '02 330i ZSP, ZPP, 5 spd by the end of the week!
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:14 PM   #10
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Welcome Aaron.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #11
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Thanks for the welcome guys, I suck at keeping an eye on this thread.

I ended up flying to TX last week and getting an '02 330i, 5 spd (of course), 92k miles, sedan.


I'm in the process of finding cooling system parts since that seems to be the only thing that wasn't done to the car, I bought it from the original owner.
I'm totally in love with the car and a bit sad that I made it drive in salt. Right now I'm driving my honda until it sells I want to keep this car as clean as possible.

I'm also looking at short shifter options as the stock shifter is just horrendous.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:59 PM   #12
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Ordered all of my cooling parts and pulleys and tensioners should be doing all of it this weekend.

I still can't get over the price of a short shifter setup.
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