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Old 04-25-2004, 05:03 AM   #1
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I bought a '98 BMW 328is coupe a few weeks ago. This is the first non-Japanese car I've owned, and all it took was a test drive at the dealer to sell me on German engineering. Compared to my Eclipse, it's build quality and (stock) ride are phenomenal. Mine's outfitted with every available option and the sport package (sport bucket seats, tighter suspension, short throw shifter, etc.). Even the quality of the leather is much, much better than what Mitsubishi puts in the top model Eclipses. The previous owner installed a performance ECU chip and LSD (limited slip diff). This car comes with the BMW VANOS engine, a 2.8 liter dual overhead cam inline-6, a kickass block with hi-rev potential. I have yet to do any engine mods or a dyno test, but I'd estimate the stock 190hp has been boosted to around 230. For anyone looking for tight, reliable sport/ luxury, I'd highly recommend one of these.

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Old 04-25-2004, 06:43 AM   #2
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> For anyone
> looking for tight, reliable sport/ luxury, I'd highly
> recommend one of these.

"It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up."

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Old 04-25-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
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Everyone knows that German engineered cars are the best in the world! <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>

Some history:
Mercedes Benz made the first car ever, Germans invented the freeway (autobahn). VW, Audi, Porsche all share parts with each other. BMW used to make airplane motors.

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Old 04-26-2004, 04:36 AM   #4
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> Everyone knows that German engineered cars are the best in
> the world!


I had a 2003 volkswagen golf for 6 months. It was the best ride ever, but it had way too many electrical problems so i traded it for the subaru i have now.
still..... great ass ride and superior handling

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Old 04-26-2004, 04:43 AM   #5
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> I had a 2003 volkswagen golf for 6 months. It was the best
> ride ever, but it had way too many electrical problems so i
> traded it for the subaru i have now.

Really, I have a 2002 VW Golf, I don't have any electrical problems. What was wrong with yours?<img src=smilies/eek13.gif>

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Old 04-26-2004, 08:57 PM   #6
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the solenoid broke so i couldnt shift it out of park, it consumed oil like nobody's bussiness, the engine light kept coming on, my radio stopped working a few times, and a few other things i cant seem to remember.

still........awesome handling


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