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Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 11:43 am

Breaker Morant wrote:I've owned 3 BMWs so far and agree that they are a nicely engineered car that want to be driven by someone that knows how to drive.

I'm about to plunge into the car market but what worries me in Singapore is the amount of broken down BMWs I see and the fact many of the used car ads state new engines, gearboxes and other bits and pieces in 5yo BMWs. What is it about BMWs in Singapore that make them breakdown and/or require major overhauls so early in their life ?


If they are same quality as everywhere else, then the only difference is the driver's style... It can have a great impact on car reliability.
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Postby Baron Greenback » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 11:56 am

Shilo does your car call you Micheal and have a red side to side light on the front? :)



ps I have heard that they are making a Knight Rider film, but the producers don't want the car to talk, however Hasslehoff is insisting it does. Too right wouldn't be the same without a talking car.

pps David Hasslehoff goes to see his agent & says:

"I want to have a one word name like Madonna or Oprah have, so I have decided that from now on I am going to be know as 'Hoff' "

His agent replies:

"No hassel....."

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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 11:59 am

Shilo2010 wrote::) - Carpe.


Hi Deek. Yep, that's me. I drive a 98 Pontiac Firebird and a Daihatsu 4x4.
I also have a Polaris Quad bike I use on the beach for fishing and walking my puppy.


It does look a bit like the old 850 BMW series...

just for the fun, here's an old classic American car I drove before...

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A tuned 480 Bhp El Camino... (white trash days of Eric... :oops: )

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Postby Shilo2010 » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 12:55 pm

Lmao !
That's very funny Baron. Really made me laugh.
No light but I do make extended Beep noises sometimes when I press buttons and no one around.
Truth is, it’s a lovely looking car but id drives like a family sedan.
It only has a six under the hood. I will put an eight in it one day.

Nothing wrong with the el Camino Erick, nice car.
Tell me, are American cars popular in Europe and are many available?

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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 1:11 pm

I wouldnot say American cars are popular in Europe, at least not in Holland.

The classics are for a few enthusiasts, like I was myself. New American cars, no not really. Their engines are too big, fuel is expensive like hell back in Europe, so people rather stick to a 1.8l or 2.0l car from a continental brand. And may I say, that brands like BMW are much better cars for driving than the average Lincoln, Cadillac or alike (not being personal here with you, like your firebird).

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Postby Shilo2010 » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 1:30 pm

Oh, ok.
Probably, but do they make you look like knight rider ?

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Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 2:24 pm

Hey Shilo, you like American cars?

Here's the one I had while living in US (not exactly this one, mine was yellow colour, but I seem to have lost the picture :x ).

Ford Torino, 4 gears manual, cruising at around 180 km/h... but it needed 1 litre of oil every morning!

Great memories with this car, has been my home for a few weeks...

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Postby Bubbles » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 4:22 pm

Right....from the UK mythology of BMW drivers......

Say you've got a BMW here and images flash up in the mind....

Rich (ish) of course....

Usually male, 30's or 40's....

Sexually active....

But most of all these drivers have a rep for AGGRESSIVE driving.....

In fact, if you've been driving fast or aggressively the saying is...'BMW driving' or if you're slow then it's 'He/She needs to be more BMW'.....

Also, gotta say this......the alternative saying for BMW is Big Man's Willy.....

Meaning, they use their car to project their sexuality, I guess.

Still, I love them so much, the cars, and would like a M6 coupe, but at 80 grand I think I'll stick to the one I have....(no, not BMW)
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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 4:31 pm

Bubbs, where does the Big Mans Willy stand for in your case then?

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Postby Saint » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 4:37 pm

Can't fault the build and ride of a BMW but you need to have a decent size block in them before they become fun to drive.

Last summer while looking for a "Fun Car" I look at both the Z3 and Z4, very nice but not very fun cars to drive and quite a bit over priced for what you got so gave them a miss

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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 4:42 pm

I'd regard the z series as womencars. I know, I am macho...

I am getting into my peno pause I guess, I would opt for the X5. :D

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Postby Saint » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 4:47 pm

Exactly what I thought Eric (The wife loved it!) So went for something alittle more manly :)

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Postby Saint » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 5:35 pm

Some alternative cars you may want to consider :lol:

http://tanetane92.web.infoseek.co.jp/20050116tas2.html

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Postby Bubbles » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 7:03 pm

Gosh Eric, not sure what BMW would apply to in my case...I tell you, since I saw Kill Bill, I think I'm 'on the turn' as I can't seem to get Uma out of my mind.........lolol...........perhaps I'll buy a swanky BMW and drive over her place.............

Sigh.........

But seriously, I think I'm a quite aggressive driver myself...not road rage type person, but I must have some manly driving genes somewhere, and the thought of a swish new Beemer, and me behind the wheel, sailing past the opposition.............ha ha ha.

I've got a Merc at the moment, bit old now, six years, and must change it, but it's a beautiful driving machine. However, a guy I know, who just happens to work for Fords told me yesterday not to get a new Merc as in tests and driving mags, etc, they've come out worse in the last six years, bodywise and problem wise. Apparently there's been a spate of problems with customers taking them back for repairs and bodywork. Not sure if anyone else has heard this. I'd be interested if someone's got any info on this as the time is near when I'll be thinking seriously about renewing.....

(What colour would Uma like, do you think?)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 8:20 pm

No autobahn? non-stop stop & start driving cannot be good for any kind of car designed for high speed cruising.


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