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Mosuke
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PostSubject: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 10:16 am

As a few of you know, I'm transportless, and have to ride a feckin push bike to my new glamorous job at CostCo.....Sad  (not a good look for someone in their 30's Suspect )

But!! Come the 2nd i should have just over two monkeys or a bag of sand or a fazund sov's  (£1,000) to buy a new skid machine!!!

So to you guys in the UK... i need ideas?
I've been looking at ALOT of E36/46's online and wouldn't say no to one Twisted Evil  but I'm not 100%, and its the first time i've been looking at cars without a "i'm getting one of those" attitude

I'm keeping my eyes pealed at Ford Sierra's and S13's, but the Sierra has to "speak to me" as LX's etc... dont move me lol (Read xr4x4 in mint con/turbo technics/xr4i... basically the 'naughty' ones)
And any S13 under £1,800 is a basket case, let alone the sub 1k cars affraid 

The missus has vetoed any mx-5 as she hates them.... even if they've been turbo'd!!??
I've looked at the lower end of the Lexus IS, 5 and the cheeky 7 series V8's Wink, even 'classic' scoobies and legacy's but nothings jumped out and said "you want ME now!" (the cheaper early E46 330i coupe's are closest with E36 328 coupe's in second)

I'm old and have 9yr NCB so high insurance is not really an issue
I WILL NOT own a fwd unless i have to (i like 4wd, but i love rwd Twisted Evil )

SO... after all that HELP find me my new daily hoonwagen!
What have i not thought of?
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 11:59 am

Yeah I doubt you'll find a decent S13 for under 1k.

You know my vote is an E36, since your older you could get one with a decent size motor in it rather than the 318. Having never owned one I can't speak from experience. But by the looks of threads on Driftworks and sale ad's they're reliable & cheap. They can also skid well, again, by the looks of it.

Shame about the MX5 situation, a turbo'd one would be sick!
But yeah, I vote on the E36.
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 12:30 pm

I'm 30 and ride a BMX everywhere. I'LL KILL YOU

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How about a Capri?
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 12:45 pm

Ad the Rad wrote:
I'm 30 and ride a BMX everywhere. I'LL KILL YOU
Yeah, but it rains alot more over here.....

You'll be hard det on finding a decent set of wheels for under a grand. Is a budget increase possible?
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 12:46 pm

Yeah, I think it rains for five minutes every six years out here.
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 12:48 pm

@Cougar i was only looking at 2500cc+ engined bmw's fella lol
@Adz, love you Laughing  i would love an x-pack capri but the only cars in my budget are rough 1.6 lazers and as such... shite.... to make it anywhere near what i'd like, it would take more than another couple of grand Sad  at which point i would be looking at rough E36 M3 money affraid 

So E36 328 or E46 330... i've checked the essentials and cheap coilover kits are the same price for both chassis' scratch 
I've seen a few nice E36 Touring's but i hate the rear lights... so what are the options there Lou?
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 12:51 pm

Bren, the only way to increase budget is to ride the bike longer lol
£500 would equate to another month on it, so there's enough to mod/fix a cheaper car but not really to increase the budget for a better one
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 12:51 pm

I wish E36s would drop in price out here. They still go for like 3-4k and maintenance costs are stupid high as the only place you can get parts are the BMW dealer. Hachis also STILL have the Takumi tax, unless you speak Spanish and bump into one of the little old Mexican ladies that drive their automatic coupes around.
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 12:53 pm

don't check ebay uk for 36/46's then ad, you'll be rather annoyed at prices
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 12:56 pm

lots of cars like this one
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111175358003?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
and i'm ignoring the 2.0l and under £400-600 cars lol
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 1:02 pm

JESUS BALLS
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 1:14 pm

Ok the E36's are in the lead as there is no cheap way of fitting an LSD to the E46's

E36 + £100-200 ebay diff + 2 or 3 hours = skids in marties pants!


E46 + almost the entire rear setup (subframe, brakes, hubs, driveshafts) from an M3 AND a custom drive shaft (easily over a thousand) = Poor man with no money for fuel to do said skids in marties pants Mad 
also the Quaife route is still well over 1k
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 1:50 pm

Have you seen the Top gear when they had to find 2 door convertibles for under a grand or something?

And all of them got E30 Beamers....Which were all fit for the scrap
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 2:07 pm

FML...i wonder how much shipping would be to the states......

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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 2:27 pm

Well its almost enough to book a ferry ride lol
Ire does have a bit of a reputation for dodgy cars. Plz take no offence Bren, its just everyone has heard of people getting burned when importing from the land of Guinness
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 3:21 pm

Oh yeah defo, You'd need your head screwed on if your buying over here
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 3:25 pm

A touring sounds like a plan, the rear does look weird. I still like it, just not as good looking as a coupe/saloon.
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 3:40 pm

What clusters are available for the tourer?
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 3:47 pm

There's the ones with the orange indicators, that look like shit.

Then there's the clear indicators. These actually look pretty decent.

http://www.linwar.com/e36_163_21135L_11.html

They could be smoked.

http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20138

Sorry for links, on my phone.
They're the ones I like best.
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 3:52 pm

Hmmm.. they look better tinted, but i'm unconvinced Suspect 
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 3:59 pm

Haha, I'd get a coupe or saloon before I get a touring.
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 4:01 pm

Why does the E46 have to be a ball ache to get skiddy (and it would be a daily so no welded diff)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331039986124?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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PostSubject: Re: Any ideas?   Any ideas? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 09, 2013 4:27 pm

Get an E36 touring, drop an S54 in it and become king of the world!



But for real, you should get an E36 Touring. Or what about a 5 Series, E34/39
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