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Old 08-12-2007, 11:20 PM
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So if the BMW's are so great why aren't there any old ones left?
To be fair, I think a lot of them are/were owned by kids (like half my daughters high school) who tend to beat on them. Back in the 80s, every 20-something who could scrape together a car payment had a new 3-series. We basically beat the carp out of those cars when they were new. A new benz cost twice as much as a BMW and were normally owned by real adults.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:01 AM
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Yeah thats true....I can drive past the High School parking lot in the wealthier area near me, and 70% of them drive pretty new or brand new BMW 3series.

I did know someone in my High School who had an old 1980's 325i or whatever.....4cylinder stick shift......had 247,000 miles on it and still ran. Original engine and tranny. It sounded and ran like a worn out riding mower though....
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:48 AM
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I believe that the 6 in line that BMW put in their older 3 series is pretty good. also, what happens a lot is that people race them and drive in a 'sporty' manner in a BMW. so that kills them quicker too, eventually. most people don't race a benz because it's too dangerous
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:13 PM
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I believe that the 6 in line that BMW put in their older 3 series is pretty good. also, what happens a lot is that people race them and drive in a 'sporty' manner in a BMW. so that kills them quicker too, eventually. most people don't race a benz because it's too dangerous
true. unlike a beemer, a benz goes all over the road. in a comfortable manner, of course.
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