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Old 11-01-2002, 03:05 AM   #1
 
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test drove 2 cars today, e36 M3 and mini cooper S

i drove a 99 M3 today, it was ****in incredible, just awesome. and i only drove the mini because the saleswoman was ultra hot, really hot, really. the car only had 24 miles on it so i couldnt take it past 4k rpm, and i really hated the interior of the car, alot, it is the ugliest interior ive ever seen...and the ultra hot babe only made it look uglier. did i mention the M3 was fast as ****? sweet.
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Old 11-01-2002, 03:09 AM   #2
 
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That's awesome. I love the E36 M3. Was it a five speed I hope? What color? I've love to get my hands on a manual 4 door E36 M3 black/black. They only made them in 97 or 98 though. Can't remember...

I liked the Mini when it first came out. Can't stand it now though. FOr the price there are way better cars. Trendy as hell too.
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Old 11-01-2002, 03:10 AM   #3
 
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you weren't allowed to take it past 4K? Demo cars are made to be taken to the max.
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Old 11-01-2002, 03:12 AM   #4
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you weren't allowed to take it past 4K? Demo cars are made to be taken to the max.

Who said it was a demo, it was probably for sale.
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Old 11-01-2002, 03:15 AM   #5
 
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All BMW "M" cars are manual tranny's, thats one of the prerequisites. Thats why there is no X5 M version.
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Old 11-01-2002, 03:16 AM   #6
 
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All BMW "M" cars are manual tranny's, thats one of the prerequisites. Thats why there is no X5 M version.

actually, the 96-99 M3 sedan with the "luxury" package was available with a closer than normal ratio 5sp automatic transmission, as well as the 97-99 M3 convertible. the only M-cars with autos (full ones anyway).

on the sedan, they were available from 96-99, thankfully mostly in manual. they were all the 3.2L OBD2 engine. a great engine if youre gonna leave it mostly stock or add a supercharger/turbo.
but my favorite e36 are the 95s, mostly because they are OBD1 which allows for much easier engine tuning with cam swaps and the like, i like the peaker 3.0L inline 6 myself, and the 95s came with 235 width tires on all 4 corners and a more agressive rear swaybar making it a more neutral handling car, whereas the 96-99 used smaller fronts and larger rears along with a smaller rear swaybar to dial in more understeer as they felt it was "safer". blah.
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yeah it was a 5 speed, otherwise i wouldnt have even pretended to be interested. it was a red coupe. and since there's a waiting list for the cooper S, demos are hard to come by, and like i said, i only test drove it cuz of the incredibly hot chick.
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Old 11-01-2002, 03:19 AM   #8
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That M3 sounded pretty sweet. What was the price?
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Old 11-01-2002, 03:20 AM   #9
 
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the M3 was a 99 with 36K for $34,000
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:50 AM   #10
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All BMW "M" cars are manual tranny's, thats one of the prerequisites. Thats why there is no X5 M version.

What about the SMG?? and SMG 2?

hmmmm, sounds like someone needs to have a lookie here:

http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/bmw.html
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:53 AM   #11
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All BMW "M" cars are manual tranny's, thats one of the prerequisites. Thats why there is no X5 M version.

And just to set the record straight.

no x5m because it would be called the MX5 which would be too confusing and Mazda would through a wobbly :-), so they made the X5 4.6iS.
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Old 01-18-2003, 07:25 AM   #12
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SMG is a manual trans with hydraulic clutch and shift operation. SMG2 has the same manual six speed irregardless of whether it is smg or not. You can take the hydraulic controls off the smg2 put a clutch pedal and shifter in it and drive it.
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Old 01-20-2003, 01:50 PM   #13
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The SMG11 can be operated in a fully auto mode, as can the SMG1, as far as I recall.
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Old 02-16-2003, 01:26 AM   #14
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Yes SMG can be put into full auto mode but that's not the point. It has a clutch, although computer controlled. That makes it a manual gear box.
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Old 02-17-2003, 01:31 AM   #15
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