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    No porsche, Yes BMW

    As some of you know, i'm still in school and money is tight as with most all students lives. Yet i need a sporty car to love and take care of. It's sort of a hobby. Without one there's a hole in my heart.

    Anyways, I got a part-time job these days which in addition to studying makes life much better. Might do an extra year of Uni but there's no rush IMO.

    So in looking at a cheap porsche to fill the hole in my heart the only option would be an early 944 NA, which is not a particuarly amazing machine. It's fun and all, but it's still quite $$$$ in parts while all the justifies it is the Porsche badge. Well i've kinda wandered away from looking for 944 as most are in bad bad shape and there are some really decent alternatives both cheaper and likely more fun. Such is this German Spec 1990 BMW 325ic in Maroon Red with just over 100,000 kms and a 5SPD! Sounds great, well the price is right too and i could/should go for it?

    Plus side also would be my best friend who is quite knowledgeable on e30s and parts and problems thereof.

    Let me know what you guys think. Should i make the jump.. It's an immense big financial decision for me considering im a student so bare that in mind.

    thanks for your imput as always

    Re: No porsche, Yes BMW

    I'd get it ONLY if when parking it you didn't have to worry. Some colleges down here vandalize Bimmers especially on Friday nights. The other thing? Make sure you put a nice thick coat of wax on (maybe _not_ wipe it off) and then don;t wash it for the semester. That will draw less attention if vandalism is a problem. I had a really old nice TR3, took it to school and in a month the top was slashed. My point: you don't want to attract attention with nice cars on some college campuses.

    If you got an old but reliable Honda Accord, save money, not get it molested, stay in library and study more without worrying about your non-descript cheaper car. Could be a better way to focus on what you have to do.


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    MMD said:
    I'd get it ONLY if when parking it you didn't have to worry. Some colleges down here vandalize Bimmers especially on Friday nights. The other thing? Make sure you put a nice thick coat of wax on (maybe _not_ wipe it off) and then don;t wash it for the semester. That will draw less attention if vandalism is a problem. I had a really old nice TR3, took it to school and in a month the top was slashed. My point: you don't want to attract attention with nice cars on some college campuses.

    If you got an old but reliable Honda Accord, save money, not get it molested, stay in library and study more without worrying about your non-descript cheaper car. Could be a better way to focus on what you have to do.





    well i already have a ford focus, which ill be using for going to school (mostly take the bus or bike anyways)

    But yes you are right, there is quite some stupid vandalism going on. Then there is 16 year olds parking next to you, which by itself is sketchy My focus took 3 hits so far

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    Wow, seems to be pretty bad, 16 year olds are too young to drive!! Its crazy!!

    The BMW looks good!! i say do it...I have an E36 325i and it is great fun!!!!
    Bimmers are really a joy to drive, you'll love it! too bad about the vandalism though...good luck bud

    By the way, if you live in a rainy area, i advise you to double check the roof for leaks, and check the interior for water or nasty odors. A friend of mine bought this E30 320i cabriolet, really nice looking. But when we wanted to sweep it out to give it a good cleaning job we found ALOT of water under the carpet and stuff rotting underneath. Really nasty smell too

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    Do it Aaron....it won't be long before you become a mature student.

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    I personally prefer a E30 coupe. You can stuff a E46 M3 engine in there later when you have money.

    Re: No porsche, Yes BMW

    I would definitely get it! I'm looking for an E30 myself to replace my 2002, they're tough to come by in good condition!

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