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What's your favorite bimmer model? What's #2?

Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by stevehecht, Nov 12, 2008.

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    stevehecht

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    I'll take a wild guess and say that most folks in E30 forum have a preference for it. I'm curious what is your runner-up if the E30 is #1? My #2 choice is the Z4 coupe.
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    Elkoholic

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    The 135i convertible. Only because I can't fit in the Z's...
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    MGarrison

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    hmm.. based on styling, I'd probably say.. 507, then 327, then 3.0cs, Z8, E24 M6, M1, maybe even the Bavaria (E3's)

    Not that I don't love the look of E30's, (I do), but E30's are so boxy, I doubt they'll go down in the automotive history books as a styling classic compared to the swoopier models already mentioned (E3 Bav's excepted of course). I think an appreciation of E30 styling is a bit of an acquired taste, not unlike scotch, gin, or bourbon. Enough exposure, and eventually you like it, maybe a lot! (except it's a lot easier to like E30 styling than scotch or gin - yick!).
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    granthr

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    I would pick the E24 6 series. I love the elegant lines of these cars and have the classic BMW look. And the motors were great! I would love to have an M6 someday.

    GR
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    CRKrieger

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    To live with? E28 (non-S38 3.5 liter 5-speed)

    To look at and lust after? 507
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    joe30

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    E30, 2002 & E38 for the love of boxy German styling

    M coupe has grown on me as and alternate (Z3 orZ4)

    Autohaus guest

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    All you people are way off. The X3 is the best looking BMW hands down. That was a Monday morning prank. I would say 507.
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    129794

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    # 1= 135i # 2= e30 325is (I'd also take an M3:))
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    az3579

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    ZHP 330i for me. I love the design so much, and is in my opinion, the best looking BMW 3er ever made. The interior is based on the E39, which is the best looking interior I think.

    The outside is all business. The body panels that differ from the regular E46 look much better but aren't ricey in any way. It's how a sport sedan should look, and is what the E46 M3 4-door should have looked like if they were smart enough to make it.



    I have a 2nd and 3rd favorite, but if they're 2nd and 3rd, then they can't really be favorites, now can they? :p

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    Its possible to shove the S54 in a 330 ZHP. Then you would have a 4-door E46 M3. The E46 also takes cues from the E38 since the E39 took cues from the E38 interior wise.
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    granthr

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    A couple years ago at a chapter picnic a guy showed up with a 330i ZHP with an S54 in it. It was a great car! I would love to have one of those! :cool:

    GR
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    az3579

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    That would actually be my "budget-less" project car if money was no issue. Ah, a 4-door ZHP with an S54 in Japanrot on Black... I'm getting goosebumps!
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Favorite BMWs: an impossible decision!

    Horses for courses, I think! Any track rat would probably put the Z4 M coupe at or near the top.

    Horsepower junkie? The 5.8-liter Dinan S3 M5. (Oh. My. God.)

    History? Prewar 328.

    Pure aesthetics? 507, hands down.

    All-around practical do-anything car that will embarrass an M3? 335i four-door.

    Guilty pleasure? Z4 M roadster. VERY guilty, BIG pleasure.

    Autohaus guest

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    That car is sweet. I saw one on the way to work this morning :D
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    MGarrison

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    Unless you don't fit in it! - @ 6'3" (without helmet) I can't get myself snugged into the seat without having to tilt my head half-sideways! Gr8 lookin' car, tho!

    Autohaus guest

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    I did drive the Z4 coupe during the Susan Komen Drive For The Cure and I felt comfy in it and I'm only about 5'8.
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    Brian A

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    Maybe I've just drunk too much of the Scotch flavored Kool-aid, but I love E30s.
    +1. Maybe that's it: different cars are "favorite" for different purposes. The E30 is a car I can drive without fear of losing it; I can park it where I want; drive it how I want, modify it how I want. I couldn't live with myself if I wrecked a 507. I love looking at 327s, 328s and 507s; I think they are the most beautiful BMWs made.

    If I DID lose my 1987 325i convertible, I might seriously consider an E46 M3 convertible. If I lost my 1991 318i sedan, I might seriously consider an E36 M3 sedan. A critical factor would be whether or not I could DIY repairs on them like I can on an E30. I like my cars to look nice, but I don't wash them a whole lot: maybe that is the test.

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    E9 or 507
    what else could there be?
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    CRKrieger

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    This:

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    eam3

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    #1 would be an E24 6 series (preferably a Euro M635CSi). #2 would be an E28 M5 (US spec is just fine).

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