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post things you really want to purchase but you know it's a fucking terrible idea.

http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/5361454459.html

pic related. it's steel blue on black, sport package, rear wheel drive, manual e46 touring. I think like a few hundred of these were ever made and it's the only one on sale in the country right now. I could replace all the damaged components for a grand or so, and because it's the entire right side there would only need to be paint blending into the rear quarter and the hood. A full cooling system refresh would solve most of the potential issues but having no service history could be bad.

fuck me though these things are RARE and awesome
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oh and when i say only a few hundred were made, i don't mean in that color combo i mean
>e46, touring, sport package, manual, RWD
only a few hundred exist of that particular configuration
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I want to see that E30
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>>14208771
This thing

1992 500 SL. Pearl White on blue leather with blue top. 1 Owner, full service records from new, 93K, showroom new condition inside

They have been trying to unload this car for 6 months and haven't been able to. Actually went in and looked at it in person, the guy selling it is pretty much willing to take ANYTHING to keep from having to unload it at auction, made me a serious offer at 5 grand....
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>>14208771
Sometimes you gotta take a chance. Columbus did right?
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>wagon

cool
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This:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/5362375491.html

Holy fuck is it in amazing condition. 1986 and it looks even nicer than the GN I picked up.
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>>14208844
not enough room in the stable for another 'vert i assume?
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>>14208864
holy shit that thing is astonishingly clean, even the engine bay is practically spotless.
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>>14208848
don't have the cash for it at the 'mo, and not enough room in the driveway for it either, but fuuuck would it be cool to have an msport e39 540i touring and a manual/rwd/sport e46 touring at the same time

i'm super concerned about that left front wheel though, no telling what kind of fucked up shit happened to the suspension components there
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>>14208873
Lol, literally, as in I would have no where to put it. If I hadn't picked up the E320 4matic, I would have probably taken the guys 5K offer. The white on blue leather color scheme gives me a boner
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>>14208902
it's kind of an "old man" combo though, isnt it....?
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>>14208913
lol probably. Just have always loved that body style SL, and the pearl white/blue color combo.

Granted, to met the R107 is still best looking SL, but that R129 in that color combo has just always hooked me
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>>14208771
Wow you weren't shitting when you said bad ideas.

That car has no pedigree with a salvage title anyways. Just find a sport package wagon and swap a manual transmission in it. That car is done senpai
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>>14209035
that's a much more sensible approach, auto rwd wagons with the sport package are much more plentiful and an auto to manual swap in an e46 is rather easy, about $2000 in parts (new and used parts)
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>>14209040
There we go, good ideas. A manual wagon would be sick. That said you actually like the e46? I test drove an M3 yesterday and it was disappointing to say the least.
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>>14209075
if an e46 m3 is disappointing to you i really have no idea what could possibly give you a boner
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>>14209079
Oh no the S54 got me rock hard which is why I bought an m roadster today. As a daily driver of an e36 I had never even been in an e46. It just felt like it hasn't aged as well styling or interior quality wise. I love the e36 and e90 but the e46 just seemed outdated. A manual RWD wagon may change my opinion tho.
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>>14208771
It's not so much of a terrible idea as it is just excessive, but I want it so badly
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>>14209099
m3 tourings are a thing some people try
s54 swap, along with the transmission, interior stuff (front seats), big chunks of the suspension. There is no shortage of wrecked e46 m3 parts cars to buy though
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this
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Thinking about shelling out for this F-250 Super Duty Diesel for my daily driver.

I figure I could probably talk them down just a bit more since 221k miles is a shitload, however it is a Diesel 6.0 and they will go for 500k+ if you treat them right.

What should I do /o/?

>I drive a single cab 2003 chevy Silverado right now
>It currently has 176k on it
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>>14209649
>Forgetting pic related
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>>14209649
>221K miles
>6.0 Powerstroke
stay far away from it
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>>14209099

I also find E36 much better looking.

Interior of E46 is still good but exterior has dated horribly. Would look much better without that shitty side lines and plastic trim.
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>>14209662
I've always loved the 06-07 F-250's body styles. Pains me to see one in my price range that I shouldn't buy right?
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>>14209649
>6.0 powerchoke
don't walk run away
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>>14209677
Now that I have gotten this conversation started, what kind of F-250 should I be searching for in the 06-07 models?

Like I said, my little single cab chevy has given me very little trouble over the last 5-6 years, but it is getting up there in age and miles. 176k last time I checked, I do maintain it somewhat though.
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>>14209698
So why would you ever buy a vehicle with more miles? Diesels aren't magic anon. The drivetrain and every other part wears the same.
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>>14209675
>>14209698
If you're absolutely set on the 05-07 body, buy a 99-03 7.3 and bolt the 05-07 front end on it
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>>14208771
REALLY want a Triumph Daytona 675 in the worst kind of way.. but I already ride like a maniac on my Sportster that can barely break 100 mph. I'd be dead or in jail in under a week if I got a sport bike. I have zero self control when it comes to these things.
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>>14209746
anon please.

you have never ridden a bike that will kill you if you disrespect her. a Sporster is forgiving and for new bikes. trust me, you'll respect the daytona the first time you twist the trottle.
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A 33 year old diesel pickup a coworker owns. I don't even need a diesel. I just want it. I know it'll break down and I'm no mechanic so I'll be paying out the ass for repairs.
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1982 ALFA ROMEO GTV6 BULACCO

I have no idea why I want this thing so badly. Its impractical to my needs since my current Equinox has over 210,000 miles, and I need a newer reliable car. Not a money pit.. Still... it oozes sexiness.
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>>14209658
>PRICED UNDER LOAN VALUE
wat
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>>14208844
Where is it located?
I like it.
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>>14208771
>>14208782
lol manual E46 RWD tourings are the most common and cheap E46s here in north/east Europe, theyre so common and boring looking to me
also OP its not a sport package it only has the front Mtech 2 bumper
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>>14210013
It's genuinely the prettiest car of the 80's, fact.
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>>14210793
no
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6800 for a 20 year old car with over 100k

1987 Merkur XR4TI

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/cto/5373497004.html
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>>14210776
>not a sport package
>sport seats and steering wheel
it's a sport package
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I'm just gonna be that faggot that wants a 944.
Pic related, €3.5k, needs new license plates since it was exported at some point.
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>>14209658
>using FB to browse cars for sale
>having a FB account in 2016
LOL zuck cuck
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MORE BAD IDEAS;

really want to get something like this, a cheap (2 grand or less) little e36 'vert i can use as a fun reliable daily, and slowly convert it over to the sport package and a stick shift. manual conversions on these OBD1 e36s are really easy.

https://providence.craigslist.org/cto/5392954138.html
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>>14210902
Is that a car for ants?
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http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/cto/5340814027.html
Cheap as hell, but that's a lot of miles
Anybody know anything about these things?
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Fomula Renault car for 25k

http://www.blocket.se/jamtland/Formel_STCC_Nordic__Formel_Renault_1_6_64707359.htm?ca=3&w=1
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>>14209664
>exterior has dated horribly

How many 2002 cars look as modern as my E46? really almost nobody shares your opinion.
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I've posted this before, and still think it's a bad idea. Which is why I totally want it.

>http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/5356716905.html
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>>14213733
I agree with him
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>>14213934
>btw I drive a camry
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>>14212136
My parents bought one new - typical GM - simple and fairly reliable but had some common failure points

The listing is confused - if it's a 2.2L i4 then it's going to be slower than a glacier

if it's a V6, then it's the GM 3100 which eats lower intake manifold gaskets every 50-70K miles... not a huge deal to do yourself but does require digging into the motor somewhat

also a comedy answer: the door handles like to break off in cold climates
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>>14208771
>http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/5361454459.html

Funny thing is, I know where that car is at just from the pics. It's a German specialty car shop just off of I287.
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/o/ keeps telling me it would be a shit DD.
I keep getting recommended to go with a cayman S instead.

I have seen some in the UK go for $13k and the import tax isn't that much
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>>14209649
>>14209658
Check for signs of bullet proofing, assume none has been done.
Wholesalers that don't specialize don't know jack shit about what their selling, ergo their interest is profit.

>they will go for 500k+ if you treat them right
Completely bulletproofed, yes, otherwise its likely a losing gamble.

also POWESTROKEHELP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o2LGuzl0go

Bought stock 150k mi. '04 CC LB lariat 6.0 for 11k two years ago have put at least 5k in parts and labor.

an oil change is 15 quarts, The motorcraft filter at walmart is ~$10.

Maintenance is expensive.
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>>14210919
Its cool. That car is way fun to drive.
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>>14210909
that is not a sports steering wheel. And the sports seats were available seperately without the sport package
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>>14214391

it's as easy to DD as any other two seater sports car. not practical, but totally doable.

also don't go for the cayman S-- that would just be half-assing it. nowhere near as fun to drive as the Elise. and at that price you could get an Elise + a DD.
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>>14217709
Yeah, I just can't afford the maintenance on one because lolpoorfag.
Doesn't make me want one any less though.
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I'm having some thoughts of buying a Jaguar XJ40 as a DD (4.0 straight 6 model), looking for a sovereign for less than 3 grands, but I'm never gonna use all that space. Also, '90 Jags ain't famous for reliability, are they ?
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Paying either of these prices for a fucking 1996 Volvo 440 is a bad idea. Neither price is fully comprehensive, as it is only third party and theft(or fire, one of the two)

Pic 1/2
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>>14217903
2/2, the basic basic spec of the car in question
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https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/5397659855.html
Fug mk2s are cheap
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>>14209698

None of them.

Get a 99 - 03
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>>14216502
To clarify a bit.

The money put in, was on driveline, suspension, and a BPD Ficm half; I didn't know what I was looking at when it was bought. I'm still gonna keep it since it's a blast to drive and has its uses.

Poor metallurgy in the cylinder heads and studs as well as heat is the the number one killer of head gaskets in 6 liters.

Oil change per book is every 5k to 7.5k mi. easiest and best is 5k since HEUI injectors need clean oil, luckily I've driven it less than 25k mi since it was bought.

Oil filter is every other oil change. Total DIY cost with Archoil additive = 75-85 USD otherwise ~65 USD
Probably cheaper to have a specialty shop do your routine maintenance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv_yGzv-t0w


Fuel filters get changed every other oil change

POWESTROKEHELP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czJNyDIn7tM

DieselTechRon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sYNdJSvOFU
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>>14219768
davis is not a clever man
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This 2010 has 180k somehow. Fortunately, maintenance records are stellar and things have been changed, and flushed, and fixed.
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>buys a "good" BMW
>transmission takes a shit in less than a year
>now wants an already destroyed BMW that someone else was smart enough to realize belongs in the junkyard
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>>14221180
again, it was at 135k miles.
Also it might just need a tranny fluid change and resetting the adaptations to give it another 30k
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>>14222407
>another 30k
because that's totally worth it
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>>14224390
for a few hours and maybe $50 in transmission oil? sure.
only need it until the summer when i do the manual swap anyway
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Guys, when I go to Poland this summer, I want to bring back a rwd manual wagon with me to Canada.
I've been looking at whats availible and see soo many beautiful e30 e36 e46 wagons.
what should I take?
If I get A e36, then I'm doing that ford 302v8 swap with that kit.
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http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/5396671111.html
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>>14208771

OP, just get the shitty SMG and perform swap. Save some money, gain some experience, and feel good knowing that another one of those SMG M3's no longer exist

http://thegarage.jalopnik.com/how-to-own-a-bmw-e46-m3-with-a-proper-manual-for-next-t-1747802451
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>>14227462
i'm aiming specifically at a wagon though.
also the SMG gets a lot of hate but most people know you can set the shift harshness to be much much less, the real problem with smg is it fucking breaks all the time.

that said, manual swap on an smg m3 might work, since smg m3's tend to not be beat on, especially convertibles
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>>14227330
>nigga drawin his concept art in mspaint

>>14227507
*most people DON'T know
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