post things you really want to purchase but you know it's a fucking terrible idea.
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
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
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....
Holy fuck is it in amazing condition. 1986 and it looks even nicer than the GN I picked up.
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
It's not so much of a terrible idea as it is just excessive, but I want it so badly
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
6800 for a 20 year old car with over 100k
1987 Merkur XR4TI
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.
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.
Cheap as hell, but that's a lot of miles
Anybody know anything about these things?
Fomula Renault car for 25k
>exterior has dated horribly
How many 2002 cars look as modern as my E46? really almost nobody shares your opinion.
I've posted this before, and still think it's a bad idea. Which is why I totally want it.
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
/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
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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)
2/2, the basic basic spec of the car in question
Fug mk2s are cheap
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.
Fuel filters get changed every other oil change
This 2010 has 180k somehow. Fortunately, maintenance records are stellar and things have been changed, and flushed, and fixed.
>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
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.
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
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