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Old 09-19-2003, 02:18 PM   #11
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must be nice
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Mmmm....500 series BMW....Me want....
Funny you should mention that. It'll be for sale in the near future, since I got it from my father for $1 when he got himself a new car, with the idea being that I clean it up, fix some minor things (okay, I'm probably _not_ going to get around to the air conditioning... ) and then sell it; he and I split the proceeds.

Since this is a Bonneville list and not a BMW list, I'll just give y'all the details here _once_, then anyone who'* interested in seriously checking it out can send me a PM. I'll let all the interested parties know when it'* ready for sale. Car is in McHenry, IL, northwest of Chicago near the Wisconsin border.

It'* an '83 528e, Delphin Gray, 6-cylinder, 5-speed _manual_ transmission, 146K, Bosch Motronic fuel injection, power sunroof with roof deflector, foglights, telescoping wheel, original BMW stereo cassette (a rebranded Alpine unit), red leather interior with black dash and carpeting, A/C (not currently working), cruise, intermittent wipers, rather deeply tinted windows all around (yes, including the front windows; yes, it'* an aftermarket installation by the previous owner in 1983; yes, I know it'* technically illegal; no, no one'* ever hassled either Dad or me about it; yes, it'* an actual smoke color and not that cheesy cheap purplish stuff), and original BMW accessory rooftop carrier with bicycle attachment. (The carrier is removable; when on the car it'* locked on with key locks. When a bike is on the carrier, the bike itself is also locked on with a key lock.)

There'* a little rust and a couple of dents; nothing too awful. I'd like to put in fresh hoses and coolant first, but otherwise it'* for sale anytime. I don't have an asking price yet since I haven't done any research yet.

As above, send me PM if interested now or in the future.

Now returning us to Bonneville discussion...
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Old 09-19-2003, 07:31 PM   #13
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the car is rust free unbleiveable
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Those 92 accords aren't much of a looker and they ALL get rust behind the rear wheels...
I could also say that '87-'91 Bonnevilles ALL get faded/oxidized paint jobs and have rust... but that'* not true. You do have the rusty '90-'93 Accords around here in Canada, and we get salt on the road too, it ain't bad, definately not enough to warrant "ALL" have rust. Looks is another thing - I personally like 'em (as long as they're not the base model) and sure as hell wouldn't mind one as a first car or a daily car. The car that joe got ain't a ricer in my eyes, it'* got the performance to back it up
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thanks repins Dont get my wrong i love the bonny but this cars is nice to me in its own way! Come on can you buy a 13second car for 3 g'*? maybe but most likely not the has good to it. it get good gas milage,performance when you need it, the motor pushes about 220 stock but with a the add ons and "sprayin" i think it might be about 300hp 2800weight, 300hp= fast but it doesnt have the luxurious features as thebonny does!!!!!!
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I dunno you can buy a 9second croch rocket for 3k us... does it make it right? and it probably still has more features then that honda..
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Rice is fun BUT this forum is about the Bonneville and personally I donít talk about my Celica on this site for that reason. Well unless it is to point out the fact my rice blows apart just as easy as my domestic.

I think it is great to like imports and build them but its too easy and not unique at all. I believe the Bonneville is a unique and this makes it worth doing.

That said have fun with your new Toy.

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In my best old Pace Picante sauce cowboy voice "Get a rope."


To each his own but of all the rust-a-cars out there I hate, Hondas make the top of my list. I know it'* a 13 second car but I'll still take my 16 or was that 60 second boat but like I said to each his own.
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Rice is fun BUT this forum is about the Bonneville and personally I donít talk about my Celica on this site for that reason. Well unless it is to point out the fact my rice blows apart just as easy as my domestic.
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I didn't even know you drive a celica, the kid who lives in the room next to me drives a 94 i believe.

It'* not a bad car, but then again i don't see many rusted bonnies
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thanks repins Dont get my wrong i love the bonny but this cars is nice to me in its own way! Come on can you buy a 13second car for 3 g'*? maybe but most likely not the has good to it. it get good gas milage,performance when you need it, the motor pushes about 220 stock but with a the add ons and "sprayin" i think it might be about 300hp 2800weight, 300hp= fast but it doesnt have the luxurious features as thebonny does!!!!!!
I know what you mean...

Okay, here'* why I like my SSEi even though a ricer might beat it in a flat-out race: there'* more to life than a flat-out race. My car gives me luxury, performance, safety, and a climate-controlled cocoon that I can tailor the way I want without either blocking out the whole outside world or letting too much of it in.

I don't like the fact that when I'm in a Honda (and I have plenty of opportunities to sample those via my in-laws), I can be squished by most any other car out there on the road, or that it sounds like a sewing machine, or that its styling just doesn't look like anything I would want to be seen in. When I'm in my car, I'm surrounded by a reassuring mass of car, but which is more than capable of moving itself as fast as I would like, and also quietly goes about making me comfortable with the best technology available when it was built.

I'll be driving along on a nice day and slowly become aware that the car has turned on the A/C... but not a big blast from the dashboard, just a very low level that it thought would be best for me. If I look at the control panel at just the right time, I can catch the A/C system changing the vent settings by itself, making adjustments and taking care of things so I don't need to fiddle with them.

Or at some other time I'll be driving and I'll hear a relay click or some mechanism in the dash moving, and I don't even know at that instant _what_ it is, except that one of the several on-board computers is making adjustments to something, and I don't need to worry about it.

But this is not Cadillac-style isolation for the not-quite-dead driver: at the same time, I have wall-to-wall gauges to tell me what'* going on down there if I'm interested, and they're all laid out so I can find them easily. I read the factory service manuals and you can see between the lines that they're written by people who take the car'* engineering dead seriously. If I want to do some hard acceleration all of a sudden, I can roll on the pedal and feel a rush of power, and in the corner of my right eye I see a gauge needle rotating rapidly clockwise as we go to full boost. You just don't get that kind of experience from a little car. I want a car that I step into, not a car I put on.

So, sure, you can enjoy a Honda for what a Honda does, but it doesn't take away from a Bonne experience; it just shows you what some people choose to live without.
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