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Old 20 December 2013, 09:14   #1
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first car

i just turned 16 and now looking at cars.well the old style bmws really look good. so i am looking at a 1985 bmw 318i and a 1987 bmw 535i both fairly cheap and good looking cars. my favorite uncle also has a 1986 bmw 325e that is in purfect condition a Florida car so no rust.

what do you guys think. my father and i both love cars and are fairly good working on them. he has a 1960 mga.
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Old 20 December 2013, 09:46   #2
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i just turned 16 and now looking at cars.well the old style bmws really look good. so i am looking at a 1985 bmw 318i and a 1987 bmw 535i both fairly cheap and good looking cars. my favorite uncle also has a 1986 bmw 325e that is in purfect condition a Florida car so no rust.

what do you guys think. my father and i both love cars and are fairly good working on them. he has a 1960 mga.
Wow! What a difference between Canada and this overcrowded, rip-off, island. A 16 year old with a BMW 535i would only be seen on the road in this county if he'd nicked it!

My kids couldn't afford to insure a car in their own names until they were 21 and then they could only get insurance on a tin can (Peugeot 106 style) for about 3k annual premium.

Mind you, I wouldn't have wanted any of them driving a 3.5 litre motor at 16 coz I know what a lunatic I was at that age with my Alfasud 1.5....

If I were you, I'd stick to the 318 but I'm speaking like yer dad, probably.
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If you're expecting snow this year, then might be an idea to look for something other than rear-wheel drive.

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we had a BMW 318ti for a while, it was the 1.9l version with the twin cam engine and limited slip rear diff, for a relatively small car it was a great drive, would cruise all day at 130mph+ and was remarkably good on fuel and relatively cheap to run! parts are easy to come by and it wasn't loaded with electronics like the newer versions. I would say that's it's fairly close to driving a mk2 Escort, but a touch more refined, would make a good 1st car if you can sort out insurance etc. I guess you guys have plenty of experience with winter driving and the best solutions for running rear wheel drives, but a light foot on the accelerator helps

above all else, enjoy your motoring, it's just like being on a boat without getting wet
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with my Alfasud 1.5....

Now your talking! :-)

Had many similar cars when I was a teen... Mk1 Mk2 escorts, Mk2 XR2, and even a Mk4..... Ermm,.... XR3i Escort cabriolet!!

Always wanted an Alfasud and still like them now.... Just never had enough courage ( and financial backing) at the time to actually commit to buying one ;-)

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Now I really wish you hadn't said that. You drive a Land Rover too, don't you?
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Now I really wish you hadn't said that. You drive a Land Rover too, don't you?
ahhhh ......... that's different, you expect to get wet in a landrover, the secret is to leave a few bolts out of the floor to let it drain out again
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