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Old 06-27-2004, 02:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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im talking mainly years from 80's to early 90's those are more my style. i currently own a vw GTI mkII (86') with a 94 crossflow 8v with custom turbo kit. the car lays down 235whp and is funner than hell and fast as crap....

but i want to buy a cheap AWD car that i can take on the off-road courses. not that im saying auto-x isnt fun.

anyways i know NOTHING about BMW's except that their expensive.

post up some cars that have AWD or even RWD since they are fun... and a pic if you have one, cause i dont know the naming for any of the bmw's i know i like the boxy looking ones though that look similar to a jetta
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Every BMW is rear wheel drive, with the exception of the newer models which are now offered in all wheel drive. If you're looking for a boxy look I'd suggest either the 5 series or the 3 series. Both are "boxy" and rear wheel drive.
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The older e30 series has the option for AWD too.
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dutch is right, just like the new 3 series, it was called 325ix but e36 did not.
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I had a 325ix it was a 89' it was a great car to drive and was wonderful in the snow, never got stuck once and I didn't even have snow tires on!
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Why would you want to buy an expensive car to rally and break? I don't know if a BM is the ideal weapon for you.

Impreza, evo, UKescort cosworth (4wd) or an old Mini cooper (rwd)
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Why would you want to buy an expensive car to rally and break? I don't know if a BM is the ideal weapon for you.

Impreza, evo, UKescort cosworth (4wd) or an old Mini cooper (rwd)
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how different does it feel driving a rear wheel drive car? I'm buying a BMW in a few weeks when I come back from vacation and i was just thinking if theres gonna be a different feel for driving or if it's not that big of a difference.
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how different does it feel driving a rear wheel drive car? I'm buying a BMW in a few weeks when I come back from vacation and i was just thinking if theres gonna be a different feel for driving or if it's not that big of a difference.
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Rear drive, front wheel drive, and all wheel drive are different, but driving is driving, so the change isn't too notisable until it comes to the hard driving and cornering. In a rear wheel drive car, which I think is the most fun, you can throw the tail out very easily. Plus, the car gets greater traction during takeoff, because when you gas a car (any type of drive) the weight goes to the back, therfor during takeoff of FR (front engine- rear drive) the weight goes to the wheels making it harder to slip. It is the complete opposite in a front wheel drive car because the wheels in front have almost no weight on them during takeoff so they spin easy, not good for a fast takeoff.

Normal driving should not be any different, its when it comes to a track. One thing that backs up my FR track talk is the fact that (not sure about this) no true track cars (ferrari, f1) are FF.
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WELCOME Hope you stick around! What car you getting?
Thank you, I just got my license and I'm lookin for a good bimmer to buy, these are what i've been lookin at.

98 328i

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I'm pretty interested in the 98 328i, don't really wanna risk doing anything bad to an m3 yet
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what do you mean by

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there's a 325 ix, it's a rare car but it has AWD
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I meant like being my first car and all, i don't wanna do something and ruin an m3 and if anything happened i would feel better knowing it wasn't an m3 lol. w/e i'm still looking and might end up getting an old m3.
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We have a FF track championship in the UK.

It's dominated by Civic Type R's .....

The thing about FF cars is that they are pretty safe in a corner. If you gas it too much you'll run wide.... there is no chance of power oversteer and because of this you tend to worry less about cornering speed and just fooking boot it!!!

FF is a novice choice.
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