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#1 (permalink) Old 04-20-2004, 01:34 PM
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I am going to sell my E36 soon, and thinking about get some sporty cars such as celicas, preludes, 2G eclipse turbos.

I am thinking price range around $10k

I need youguys feedbacks.
Give me some idea to make decision.

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wow you got a shitty conception of a sporty car...


wtf you thinkin? FWD sporty? 2nd gen DSMs are for chicks... no self respecting non ricer guy would drive one.

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My advice would be to keep your E36, unless you're planning on buying another BMW

I don't care for any of those cars you mentioned: In my opinion, the Celica is ugly, the Prelude is...plain, and the Eclipse breaks too much.

What type of E36 do you have, and why do you want to sell it?

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those are sporty? prelude is heavy for a sports car man. if those are sporty my S40 is a track only racer

if u want sporty get a miata

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I'm driving 97 318is. In Overall, I like my car a lot except high
mileages (100k) and expensive labors & parts.
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Also, I still don't think those cars as sports car. Sorry~ But, that's my conception. I used to own prelude, and 3G GT. Nothing was special.
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Originally posted by sayst@Apr 20 2004, 06:11 PM
I'm driving 97 318is. In Overall, I like my car a lot except high
mileages (100k) and expensive labors & parts.
NO wonder man. I really feel your pain. I love BMW's but the 318i has one of the shitiest power to weight ratio. Not because of the engine, but because the car is too damn heavy for a small low reving 4 banger. Simply update to a 328i 5speed and you will notice world of difference.
328i 5 speed is way faster then 2 gen celicas or any gen unless we are talking modified turbo. Also, the only nice eclipses are the 2nd gen with turbo and AWD. But those are hard to find and even if you get right one, you will be always worring about the tranny. 2nd gen eclipses had one of the worst tranny of all times. And that became more obvious when, they couldn't handle the power of the AED Turbo eclipses and keptbreaking, even under factory warranty.
Also, they are quite famous for CRANK WALKING. Really, don't believe ME. I can get you in touch with some hard core DSM fans who had same problems. But their love is too much DSM, to go toward DTM.

Lastly, if you really wanna get out the DTM and go DSM, i would recommend the preludes only. But again they also have the problem of the poor transmissions. As a matter of fact, majority of them have been replaced under the warranty. Don't get the prelude without the VTEC period.

So keep the search and keep these decisions in mind before you buy a car.
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Thanks for your great advice~ I want to testdrive 328i soon. I believe it's a good car.
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dude, dont consider anything outside of a BMW right now. im not baggin on other brands, I just think that you should stick with BMW, cuz you have already owned one, if anything with all of our info and knowledge, Im sure we could find you an excellent car.

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If you MUST get rid of the bimmer, i say fidn a nice good Mitsu 3000GT but onyl if it is VR-4. those cars pwnzorz (sorry guys).


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If you sell your E36, and get one of those pieces of shit (compared to e36) I am going to find you and beat the living shit out of you. If you sell your E36, its better to get an E46 330i or 330ci or maybe even an M3

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geez... trade a bmw for a ricer? wht the hell ru smoking?

eclipse is a girls car.
so it the new celica
and the honda is.... well, a honda

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or even get an e30 M3 or e34 M5 weeeeeeeeeee


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E30 M3 WOULD BE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SICK..


hey everyone, what do you think a completely stock E30 M3 costs? take in the fact of how hard it is to find a completely stock, not messed with E30, probably like 25k? with under 75k miles.

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I dunno tha expensive. they are rare, and that kinda mileage is pretty hard to find.

but i still think u cud get i like 15K


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