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Driftit last won the day on October 20 2018

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    Dan R
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    05 US E46 325ci
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  1. Driftit

    E9X Jap interiors

    Have a look on TM now. Nearly all the Motorsports are cloth.
  2. Driftit

    E9X Jap interiors

    Ah cheers for that. I shall stop calling it poverty cloth. I'm not sold on it though. It makes sense now that there are so many similar cars. I thought they would have a bit more freedom with the spec sheet.
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    E9X Jap interiors

    Does anyone know why nearly all the Jap imported E9X BMW's have the cloth seats? The dealers like to call this the "Motorsport" interior. The only exposure to the E9X series I have are the US models. Which are nearly always leather. I don't think I have ever seen a cloth interior here on a year 2000+ BMW other than the ZHP alcantara E46. I look at the interiors on cars with 50,000kms and they already look worn and dirty. Is this a problem with them? I actually wondered if all the E9X's flooding into NZ at the moment are all ex rentals. Many have around the same KM's and spec. Example
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    My fave photo is of the........

    Scam. US car for sure.
  5. Driftit

    Quick rant thread.

    I imported a couple back in the 90's. Ran around in one that Autech had fiddled with for a few years before I moved to 180sx's. It was a great car. My Dad had a manual NZ new P11 Primera SE at the same time.
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    It's very nice but is it $38k nice?..

    i'm going to go with most vehicle on TM are overpriced. And people get so offended when you offer them a few grand less that what they are after.
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    Quick rant thread.

    I remember they were so bad that Nissan parts wreckers would pay you $2000 and give you a full manual conversion for your P11 Primera just for your CVT. They would then make a mint from them.
  8. Driftit

    Quick rant thread.

    A mate has two of the top spec Corollas. He loves them. Great commuters. But he said he would still rather a manual and said the CVT is still a bit of a dope at times.
  9. Driftit

    E90 M3 2009 NZ NEW 6speed

    Highest Mileage I have seen in NZ. Yet one owner with full service history. Even with that mileage I would trust it more than most of the other mystery M3's on the road.
  10. TBH the NZ car market is very very depressing. sh*t I wish we were LHD.
  11. Its not a 320d. It's a 325d with the 3ltr N57. The ad is a cluster f**k.
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    2002 Touring

    Yup. Instantly lost interest.
  13. Would be in Wellington no doubt. I'm looking at 330D's or the 325D which surprisingly has the exact same N57 with a different tune. I don't think the extra for a 335D is worth the money. I was looking at this car. I low balled him and he accepted. It was listed for $16K. Now $14K. He accepted $13K and I reckon would go lower. 2011 E90 325D , NZ New. 110KMs. Motorsport. Though the ad is a cluster f**k. Decoding the vin tells what it actually is. https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1985367915 https://www.mdecoder.com/decode/f149557 I hate the wheels on it though. Would dump them for some stock 18's. But decided rather than ask mates to look at cars for me I will just wait till I get back and do it myself.
  14. I'm looking at a 2011 E90. It is well spec'd and about $14K less than the equivalent spec'd nice looking F30. It seems all the Poverty spec F30's with the Granddad color schemes went to NZ. It will only be a temporary car though. And will only ever be commuting between the Wairarapa and Wellington.
  15. I had an N55 too. Was great. But I just want a newer vehicle this time around. As for servicing. My intervals would be much shorter than what they recommend. I thought their recommendation was a typo. I'm thinking a cheap late model E90 LCI or something. As long as it is comfy and goes the distance. Seems many of the NZ new ones are poverty pack editions. Zero options were ticked when selecting the vehicles.