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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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2012 128i
2013 328i
2019 530e
Next car will be an EV and probably not i4 due to lease up on 530e in May 2022 and availability for i4 June 2022 as well as other reasons.
 

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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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2010 MINI Clubman S
2010 328i xDrive Touring (6MT)
2015 i3 REx
2019 i3s BEV
 

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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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