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Old 04-20-2004, 12:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone, newbie here. i just got this 1996 318I manual with 109K in it for $5,600. i drove it from houston to las vegas and it runs superb. did i make a good deal on my first bimmer?
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Old 04-20-2004, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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thats an awesome price.
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Old 04-20-2004, 12:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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do you think this is the original package (at least from the outside) and nothing has been altered?
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Old 04-20-2004, 12:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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looks original to me
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Old 04-20-2004, 12:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Same here. (except for the window tint...)
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1. Paint your grey sideskirts, it will look worlds better BMW didn't start doing it themselves until later yeras.
2. Clearcorners look good on a black car.
3. Elipsoid headlights. They look the same but they are glass, much higher quality, and project the light instead of reflecting it (which means you can see much better, no hotspots)

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do i have to paint on top of the grey coat or take it off with some remover as suggested in one thread?
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You have to paint the front and rear bumper, but you don't have to paint the lower rocker panels. You can remove the gray on them using a degreaser. However, it is a good idea to spray a clear coat over them if you do.
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thanks, i'll try to do that...
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3. Elipsoid headlights. They look the same but they are glass, much higher quality, and project the light instead of reflecting it (which means you can see much better, no hotspots)

Not to bust you up, but they look way different. The projectors give it a much more agressive look, I think my favorite part about them is the way they look during the day!! B)

Your car looks like a virgin. Do with her what you will (Bitcore has some good ideas)!
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but they look way different.* The projectors give it a much more agressive look,
well.. uh, You know what I mean.. Just the bulb section is different because of the optics. I like how those look.

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5. $$$ for more tires after you get that turbo.... and speeding tickets
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