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For anyone on here that has owned BMWs before, which cars/SUVs do you own or have owned in the past?

For me it's a 2002 E39 540i, 2008 E90 328i, and a 2016 X3. No EVs yet, but that should change with the i4.
 

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Past BMW
1988 E32 735i 5 speed auto
2002 E39 530i 5 speed manual

Current BMW
2005 E60 530i 6 speed auto
1998 E36/7 Z3 2.8 roadster 5 speed manual
2011 E89 Z4 35i Sport DCT
2016 E89 Z4 35i M Sport DCT
 

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I’ve never owned a BMW, but I blame BMW USA for that. :)

When I bough a used car as my first car when I was at the university I was choosing between a BMW 318ti, VW Corrado SLC (VR6), Porsche 944 and an Alfa Romeo 164S. The BMW 318ti wasn’t sporty enough so I went with the Corrado.

When I studied abroad in Germany the BMW 1 series hatchback was first released and I had BMW executives show it to me in Goettingen at an asparagus festival. Unfortunately when it was released in the USA we only got the sedan version.

When I drove diesels with particulate filters I considered BMW, but they didn’t offer a manual transmission option with a diesel motor in the USA so I went with a 2010 Golf TDI 6spd manual and then a 2013 Passat TDI 6spd manual.

I considered a 2017 BMW 320i with manual transmission, but chose a GTI instead because it had more performance at a similar price.

Now that I’m looking at an electric car, manual transmission is no longer an issue and the i4 has a hatchback. With the i4 M50 I’ll have an environmentally friendly car that has sporty performance and handling while also being a practical family car.
 

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I started with a 2005 e46 touring 325iX automatic in black
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, Then got into a 2002 e46 M3 6spd in steel grey that had an oil leak I could not diagnose after thousands I put into finding it .
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Got rid of that car got into a 2006 e46 m3 6spd in interlagos , loved this car . Even had the cinnamon interior . So was definitely a rarity , Did not want to sell that car but had to Bc of finances.

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Sold the black e46 touring to my cousin , and got a unicorn in a 2009 328i RWD 6spd touring stripper model with no iDrive screen . So I was definitely happy with this . It has original volk te-37 first issue without the engravings on the outer lips like they do on the newer models .
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Currently sitting on this car along with a garage queened 1998 c43 AMG in obsidian black that I restored .
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As far as electric vehicles , I currently own a 2017 i3 BEV and just finished a lease with a red 2018 i3s . So i am excited for this i4 and can’t wait !


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I started with a 2005 e46 touring 325iX automatic in black View attachment 879

, Then got into a 2002 e46 M3 6spd in steel grey that had an oil leak I could not diagnose after thousands I put into finding it .
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Got rid of that car got into a 2006 e46 m3 6spd in interlagos , loved this car . Even had the cinnamon interior . So was definitely a rarity , Did not want to sell that car but had to Bc of finances.

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Sold the black e46 touring to my cousin , and got a unicorn in a 2009 328i RWD 6spd touring stripper model with no iDrive screen . So I was definitely happy with this . It has original volk te-37 first issue without the engravings on the outer lips like they do on the newer models .
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Currently sitting on this car along with a garage queened 1998 c43 AMG in obsidian black that I restored .
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As far as electric vehicles , I currently own a 2017 i3 BEV and just finished a lease with a red 2018 i3s . So i am excited for this i4 and can’t wait !


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That is a wicked list of cars @itsjerald! How much work went into restoring that C43 AMG? Aside from the wheels are there other mods to your 328i touring?
 

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That is a wicked list of cars @itsjerald! How much work went into restoring that C43 AMG? Aside from the wheels are there other mods to your 328i touring?
the c43 went through a 3 stage paint correction , wet sanding , and ceramic coating . Euro front corners and rear tails , 19’ monos off a cl55 , and I traded all the wood interior trim pieces for the carbon fiber trims from a sport model.
The 328i has the intake manifold upgrade that’s on the forums . Dinan exhaust , OG te-37 first gen no stamping on lip , st coil overs , I love both cars but I feel one will have to be sold sooner or later .
Thanks for your compliments !
 
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