thinking bout getting a '92 325i

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  1. mc technik

    mc technik your purrty...

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    what do you guys think? black on black 5spd, fairly clean for around 6k

    i'm mostly worried about repair cost and such, and if their trannys are any good
     
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    well, you have done a good job at picking a BORING and otherwise NOT fast car... With a high price tag and high maintenance cost.

    yeah, uh, have fun with that :rolleyes:
     
  3. ittech

    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    I'm getting a 1992 vw gti 2.0 16v ... the last of the "real" gti's... with some mods to 140-150 fwhp.... for about $3k

    much faster and more fun than a 325i, excepting lack of rwd... probably just as reliable knowing older bmw and vw's...
     
  4. Audiophile

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    i wouldn't call it the last of the real GTI's. what mods do you plan on doing to obtain that range of wheel horse power? i had a 16v coupe with a 2.0 16v block and a 1.8 16v head, cams, gears, intake, exhaust, fuel mod, and a 4k tranny from a rabbit, and it maybe was putting down that much power :)

    my only grudge about the 16v is that to really have fun with it, you have to rev the shit out of it. the bitch will pull strong to 7k, but sometimes 13 year old drive trains don't like that :hsd:

    '95 gti vr6 was my favorite year for the gti. it was the last year of OBD1 :hs:
     
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    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    I have a 95 passat vr6 (obd1) too... great car...

    the 2.0 has 1.8 16v head, 276(i think) shrick cams and manifold, larger intake, tt nocat downpipe and tt catback with borlas, giac chip and higher flow injectors (audi)

    so it should be about the same... i just want a weekend and backup car that's fun to drive and quick for the money. will work on it myself so that makes keeping it running good cheap. seen 16v's with over 250k on them.

    The real reason I call it the last real GTI is weight... The newer gti vr6 is good, but heavy and really needs FI/coilovers to be great.

    I'd love to have a turbo vr6 mk3, but those are too much money and maintenance.
     
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    Audiophile boom boom

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    yeah the mark 2's have an outstanding power to weight ratio. the 16v is a very easy motor to work with as well, and they will run forever as you said. when i bought my coupe, the body had 178k, but had no clue about the mileage on the motor that was swapped in. just from looking at it and beating it around for a few days i knew that there was nothing to worry about with it. so many people had to do a double take when they would try and pull on me on the freeway. as soon as you got it above 3k, the thing would take the fuck off :eek3: . the cams were the Autotech sport cams, 252/264 if i remember correctly, it sounded pretty sick at idle.

    i ended up selling it because i was putting too much money into it. i would go through axles and wheel bearings like it was my job. i basically restored the whole car and it was just getting to be too much for a junior in highschool. i wish i still had it, but i'm glad i got a newer OBD1 VR to beat around everyday. i still see it driving around every once in awhile, so i know it's still on the road! :bigthumb:


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  7. i had a 92 525 and it was the biggest piece of shit i have ever owned. It cost me thousands in a matter of weeks.

    BMW shit is not built to last. How long to you think, for example, a seat will fifty billion adjustments and a rubics cube of an onboard computer system is going to last without major repair? BMW is notorious for little shit that breaks. And is god awfully expensive to fix.
    The more little shit a car came with, the more little shit breaks. Remember that car is 13 years old.
    How bout a volkswagon or an older c-class?
     
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    it all depends how the car has been taken care of. :nono:
     
  9. mc technik

    mc technik your purrty...

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    checked it out today, 149k miles, but a new engine put into it, clean inside nothing i can see visually wrong. probably let my mechanic friend check it out first before i buy it
     
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    does the owner have paper work showing a new motor?
     
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    uhh yeah VW guys... : getthefuckout : jolly ogre says it right to the point man. if you're stuck on that one, make sure its been taken care of... it was the fastest e36 at the time... but that time was 13 years ago. BMWs are not esp reliable. get to know a specialist very well because they'll turn out to be your best or worst friend. other than that the e36 is a great chasis, lots of room to work with, please paint the skirts, bumpers and body moldings to make it look a lot less ghetto. mods are expensive, maintenance is a bitch and if inspections coming around for the car soon, make sure you know its going to cost you bigger than you think. PM me if you want to know common problems with that car... other than that, good choice... its still slow though
     
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    wow yellow jacket is the man in his 88 accord. im simply pointing out that it was the fastest at the time because jollyogre said its a slow car... which i dont entirely disagree with. ive read some of your posts and you know a fair amount about the E36(which i cant say for a lot of others) none the less, thanks for riding my ass for stating factual information as simply and to the point as possible. step 1:get off the computer step 2:get an education step 3: get a job that pays better than mcdonalds step 4: trade in your 88 accord for a BMW since you think you know everything about them and finally step 5:get a f*cking life. good luck with the parking lot pimpin PEACE
     
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    sorry dude, didnt know valet dudes made so much in tips
     

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