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      12-28-2019, 06:39 PM   #67
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      12-28-2019, 06:40 PM   #68
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      12-28-2019, 09:25 PM   #69
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You mean that in the past, BMWs were affordable and reliable? Can we go back to those days please? Although I can do without being known as a guy who can please himself.
Just buy used.
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No "pleasing yourself" and driving. We have distracted driving laws nowadays...
Actually at DE (Drivers Ed) lectures the BMWCCA events are often described as the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Pre nannies, cars really felt more like extensions if your body than video games. Ford vs Ferrari touched on the man machine relationship when it was more visceral.
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You mean that in the past, BMWs were affordable and reliable? Can we go back to those days please? Although I can do without being known as a guy who can please himself.
Just buy used.
Buy 40-50 year old BMWs?

I get the romanticism and nostalgia of the old ads, but beyond owning a Bimmer of this vintage for the Sunday morning drive, I don't think I would want to daily drive a car this old which admittedly is crude in many levels and not necessarily paragons of safety by modern standards.

Fun weekend/car show/project cars no doubt.
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Buy 40-50 year old BMWs?

I get the romanticism and nostalgia of the old ads, but beyond owning a Bimmer of this vintage for the Sunday morning drive, I don't think I would want to daily drive a car this old which admittedly is crude in many levels and not necessarily paragons of safety by modern standards.

Fun weekend/car show/project cars no doubt.
You misunderstand me. I would like current day Bimmers to be reasonably priced and reasonably reliable. In my experience, they are neither of those things.
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Buy 40-50 year old BMWs?

I get the romanticism and nostalgia of the old ads, but beyond owning a Bimmer of this vintage for the Sunday morning drive, I don't think I would want to daily drive a car this old which admittedly is crude in many levels and not necessarily paragons of safety by modern standards.

Fun weekend/car show/project cars no doubt.
You misunderstand me. I would like current day Bimmers to be reasonably priced and reasonably reliable. In my experience, they are neither of those things.
I see.

In my view F and G chassis seem to be far more reliable than preceding E chassis cars.

And about BMWs being affordable... Not happening it is marketed as a desirable luxury brand.
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In the case of my E70 X5, I would agree. Prone to issues.

But Iím delighted to say that my 2006 E 85 Z4 3.0si is as solid as they come. Iíll never sell it.
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Hoffman's H & E BMW dealership in Palo Alto, CA 1968is were I bought my first new BMW a 1600.



Sorry no photos but it was white with black interior. In those days we actually blinked headlights to other BMW cars on the roads. Fun times. I had an excellent buying experience with H&E because they let me test drive 3 times before buying it. Remember most dealerships were small and local family run. Service, I really enjoyed being able to do 90% of the work myself primarily oil changes and valve timing every 2000 miles.
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Hoffman's H & E BMW dealership in Palo Alto, CA 1968is were I bought my first new BMW a 1600.
Do you have photos of the car?

What was the experience like buying a new BMW back in those days?
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      12-29-2019, 02:45 PM   #83
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I see.

In my view F and G chassis seem to be far more reliable than preceding E chassis cars.
The E36 and E46 cars had their issues, but in retrospect, they were generally less expensive issues than the current generations, IMO. Once you get used to replacing radiators and coil packs, they're pretty easy.
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You misunderstand me. I would like current day Bimmers to be reasonably priced and reasonably reliable. In my experience, they are neither of those things.
In my experience (in the UK), BMW have always been on the expensive side and average in reliability.

BTW, I go back to the cars like the pre 70's models like the 2000 New Class sedan, my father's first BMW. Camshaft issues... even back then.

Different era for the adverts, for sure.
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Buy 40-50 year old BMWs?

I get the romanticism and nostalgia of the old ads, but beyond owning a Bimmer of this vintage for the Sunday morning drive, I don't think I would want to daily drive a car this old which admittedly is crude in many levels and not necessarily paragons of safety by modern standards.

Fun weekend/car show/project cars no doubt.
My first BMW, for 5-years, was a 1976 E12 528. Loved it at the time, but wouldn't want to go back there, compared to current models.

Don't even want to go back to the E39 days, even though the models were perhaps the pinnacle of quality and build.

We have classic cars in my family. To be absolutely frank, to me they are not much more than mixed memories.
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$2850 in 1969 equals to $19,975 in 2019 Dollars. Not exactly a cheap car by 1969 pricing standards.

Likewise, $7700 average income in 1969 equal to $54000 in 2019 Dollars. Nothing has changed there...
Except the price of the 330i doubled and household income didn't...
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Actually at DE (Drivers Ed) lectures the BMWCCA events are often described as the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Pre nannies, cars really felt more like extensions if your body than video games. Ford vs Ferrari touched on the man machine relationship when it was more visceral.
Apparently you've missed the joke...
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