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Old 04-23-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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why do i have to pay?

for those that dont know, my E30 was recently totaled because some people cant pay attentin and do not have situational awareness.

I was awarded $4k for my 91 E30 which is pretty good based on the book value, but fuck, book value does not measure everything. i loved my bimmer. . .

i took exceptional care of my bimmer, well, i did as much as i could on my budget. she looked good, sounded good, performed like a champ everytime i asked her too, and now she is totaled, hopefully to go to another bimmerhead who will restore her, but probably to a junk yard for parts or something similar.

yesterday i had to strip her of anything i wanted, and i did it, but damn was it hard. and i left her there at the body shop, never to see her again, never to hear that engine purr at 5k + rpm. . .

and i have to ask myself why? i recently started college and drove a nice, classic bimmer to school everyday, while some had to drive their "college car", some pos that they did not care about, and now i am going to be in that boat.

all because some dumbass cant pay attention, i have to drive probably a miserable pos that i hate, when i already had something that i loved, but someone else took it away from me? what the fuck is that? why do i have to pay the next few years for someone elses mistake?

$4k wont smooth it over, and im not sure if any monetary amount would.

fucking bullshit. . .
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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I'm sorry for your loss, but, even though this may sound a little cold hearted, why can't you just get another one? $4000 should be enough for an E30, I've seen E36's for that price too.

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Old 04-23-2006, 05:09 PM   #3
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I hear every word of that. I hope you can find another.
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:10 PM   #4
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trust me, i have been looking, and the E30's that people have for sale are very poorly maintained. plus i kinda want to stay away from the heavy steel bumpers

i also kinda need to play it safe, maintenance wise, dont have a lot of money past the 4k. . .

one day, i'll ride a 30 again! thanks!
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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Well, I tried looking on Autotrader for your area, nearest 325is was about 125miles away, and all of them had around 200k mi. But, just a little checking on Ebay (i know i know... but just an idea) yeilded these few beauties:

Ebay: California, 1990 325is Manual, 160k mi. reserved price, but currently at $1,525.

Ebay: New Jersey (cool! ), 1989 325is Manual, 61,257mi Current price at $3,850, with less than 21hrs left.

Ebay: New York, 1991 318is Manual, 87kmi tough price with reserve. Current at $5,100.

Ebay: Florida, 1986 325is Manual, 71k mi Reserve set, current at $2000.
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:12 PM   #6
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thanks dough!

i saw that one in NJ, it is really nice and super low miles, but more rust spots then i would like. the others u found were super clean!

i also saw this one, the only thing i really dont like is the crank sunroof. ill be watching it for the next couple of days:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1990-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:12 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by doughboyea
I'm sorry for your loss, but, even though this may sound a little cold hearted, why can't you just get another one?
I can personally attest to how much he loved that particular car. It was everything he wanted when he first got it, and it still is. I always loved BMW's, but if it weren't for his enthusiasm for his 325i, I probably wouldn't be driving a BMW right now, and I sure wouldn't have ever joined any of the BMW forums I belong to . . RIP man, here's to good times:

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Old 04-23-2006, 06:15 PM   #8
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holy shit thats awesome. just last year. . .
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:25 PM   #9
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thats a shame, didnt you just need a new oil pan as far as maintenance goes, and then your car would have been in perfect running condition?
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:28 PM   #10
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yeah, pretty much, and a wheel alignment. . .
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:26 PM   #11
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It's always sad to see a Bimmer die. Hopefully, you'll get another one soon.
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:40 PM   #12
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When one of the family members are hurt...

WE all are AFFECTED!

Keep your eyes open, something just right will come along for you.
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:54 PM   #13
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Yea it sucks and I know the connection with the car if anything ever happens to mine I will be absolutly heartbroken. As far as the crank sunroof, its not too bad, I am good enough that I can get the thing open pretty damn quick.

Good luck on your hunt.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:12 PM   #14
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MY old roomate had a 325 with the crank sunrrof. Not bad at all. Actually, it was pretty cool to me the first time I saw it. It adds to the "classic"-ness of teh car.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:33 PM   #15
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hm, didnt know it was that common! i am just used to the electric in my departed bimmer. maybe it wont be so bad :-D

question: does it tilt up as well as slide back?
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