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Old 02-14-2019, 08:11 AM   #81
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George, if you host a wagonfest, when are you thinking? I'm pretty tied up for the next month, but would absolutely attend any other time.
It would definitely be in late March at the earliest. This had been just something a few friends and I had been contemplating but if there is more interest I'd love to have big wagon get together. I'll make a new thread when we starting thinking more seriously about it.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:29 AM   #82
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:22 AM   #83
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It's a great drive! I did it last September, from Hartford to Austin... I drove through Harrisburg, which is not far from Elizabethtown, IIRC.



During my previous career, I would visit our corporate HQ in Wayne several times a year. PA is a beautiful state.
You are correct, I'm only about 15 min east of Harrisburg. Time frame is not good for me to make the trip this spring.

I've been trying to organize a Touring GTG at the Carlisle Import show the last few years, but it's never come to be. Scheduling conflicts, lousy weather, etc.

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Old 02-14-2019, 01:14 PM   #84
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Bro itís like herding cats. I understand completely.


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Old 02-14-2019, 01:59 PM   #85
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Actually I think that is in the works.... There is another S54 wagon in town that wants to meet up.
another S54 wagon....

ill just have to dig out the M20 e46 wagon
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:10 PM   #86
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another S54 wagon....

ill just have to dig out the M20 e46 wagon
Come on, man! The M20B25 is an AMAZING engine. The M20B27, not so much
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:13 PM   #87
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Didn't a wise man once say it's better to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow? Gimme a stock 323i
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:23 PM   #88
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another S54 wagon....

ill just have to dig out the M20 e46 wagon
That's not even including the MaxPSI turbo S54 wagon being built locally too
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:31 PM   #89
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Didn't a wise man once say it's better to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow? Gimme a stock 323i
Had one and barely got to drive it before it was destroyed. Was in love and now on my 3rd e46 touring. Still have the m52tu on a stand in the corner of the garage with 132k mi, IIRC. Good potential turbo build engine. But I digress, because if you look at the specs the m52tu is actually rated at higher torque and lower HP than the m54. Better or worse? Less oil consumption issues, also.

And I agree, more fun to be had driving a slow car fast. Teaches you how to maintain speed. I had a 1.8L base model 1996 Subaru Impreza back in the day and was humored by setting faster lap times at an autocross than modified 2.5RS models. With a 50+ HP deficit. I still wouldn't call a mostly stock e46 325 a fast car, but definitely a fun car. (And definitely faster than a 1.8L Impreza!)

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Old 02-15-2019, 07:46 AM   #90
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I have daily'd a NB Miata for the past five years. Great car, but I do not miss it one bit.
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I have daily'd a NB Miata for the past five years. Great car, but I do not miss it one bit.
To be fair, you live somewhere where horsepower is king
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:12 AM   #92
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To be fair, you live somewhere where horsepower is king
Tru dat, but... the first two years of ownership were in Anaheim, CA. Maybe if the engine was more refined and less raucous above 5K RPM...
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:44 AM   #93
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:48 AM   #94
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Cool! That looks like it's been right at home on an autocross course.
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I learned to drive stick on an NA Miata. Really just an amazing car, as long as you physically fit in it. I'm 5'9" and it felt like driving a tailored suit - I'd imagine anybody larger than me might not enjoy it as much
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:53 AM   #96
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My dad had an NA Miata for years and he is 6'3". It was his toy, though, and talk about it fitting like a tailored suit! Lol! Still a really fun car to drive.

My wife got back in my Touring today after a week of driving the Mini which needs a gear fluid change and shifter adjustment, and was loving how smooth the e46 is.

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Old 02-16-2019, 10:01 AM   #97
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My dad had an NA Miata for years and he is 6'3". It was his toy, though, and talk about it fitting like a tailored suit! Lol! Still a really fun car to drive.

My wife got back in my Touring today after a week of driving the Mini which needs a gear fluid change and shifter adjustment, and was loving how smooth the e46 is.

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Hah, I bet he could look over top of the windshield rather than through it if he so chose
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:21 PM   #98
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Hah, I bet he could look over top of the windshield rather than through it if he so chose
Depended on the stop light!

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Old 02-20-2019, 10:51 AM   #99
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Cool! That looks like it's been right at home on an autocross course.
Well, the idea was the Miata would replace my previous dual-duty car (road course and daily), an '87 325is. The Miata behaved and performed as expected; it was uber reliable, didn't break, and was easier on consumables. But, it wasn't a BMW. The E30 was so much more engaging, refined, and fun.

I've never been a fan of AutoX. Flamesuite on.

Said E30 with M20B25 Powah!


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Old 02-20-2019, 11:00 AM   #100
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Fuuuuk yes! Are or were you on r3v? That car looks familiar.

My old E30 (also a former r3v car):

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