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    It's very nice but is it $38k nice?..

    Even at 20k those KMs would put any serious investors off.
  2. Even in NZ I would only order parts from the US. Many of them have slashed their international shipping recently. It's still only just over $300 at the moment.
  3. She is pretty neglected and over heating. Could be a good project if you can pick it up cheap though. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1900356425.htm?rsqid=e4a7f9c6a7bb44f6b50829b5beee110c
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    It's very nice but is it $38k nice?..

    They are going up in the US too. Seen some stupid prices for what is not a real E36 M3 in my eyes. Useless US motor they were forced to put in it. They are the same price as E46 M3's now. Which are in the low teens.
  5. If you could get it for less than $2500 it wouldn't take much to clean her up. Well from where I am. Parts cost bugger all here. Could build a refreshed motorsport from this for less than $1k. Also I don't know anyone whom's only interest in cars is as a daily driver that cleans under the bonnet.
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    It's very nice but is it $38k nice?..

    Yeah that is pretty crazy. The KM's just don't make it a collectible car.
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    535i e34 lsd rebuild

    Kayne is the man to see with anything BMW gearbox or diff related. Has been a massive help to me and everyone in the BMW race series over the years. Also he used to rally an E34!!
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    Bmw E91 overheating fun

    Turners and ECS merged. But that has been a good thing for me. I can get their stuff overnight.
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    Bmw E91 overheating fun

    Geoff I think that is more the realities of New Zealand. It's a risk of the type of cars we love to drive. I have had just as much trouble getting an 18" normal tire in Matamata as I did getting a run flat in Kaikoura. Though I was much happier to stay in Kaikoura than Matamata. I'm soon to be commuting over the Rimutakas when I return to NZ. I would much rather have a run flat to get me over the hill than have to change a tire somewhere on the Wairarapa side. I've seen people doing just that. They looked pretty stressed when the logging trucks come past.
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    Quick rant thread.

    Pretty happy with my 80per year including parking. I also take my own responsibility for the safety of my vehicle by an emissions check only once every two years. If I crash due to the safety of my vehicle I'm liable. And will likely be sued. No hand holding by the government. It can be both good and bad. I probably end up paying more through insurance to protect my liability than the fee system NZ has.
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    BMW Running cost

    Maybe I should have been more strern when I said the valve guides will die. E60 V8s are affordable to buy for a reason. My E60 530D however was a great car. 210000kms (NZ kms) and not one issue.
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    is this a real Schnitzer?

    Hah I drove past this today. It's parked on Lake Rd, Devonport End. It looked a bit odd to me.
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    Is the 335i the 2019 performance bargain?

    2JZ's and RB's are ancient now. They all need significant money spent if you intend to chase big power. Nearly all of them have been modified. Up to 20 years of random mods. A friend just recently picked up an R32 GTR that is quite well known in the community. It is alarming how much money it needs spent on it. And it was a good one. Seen my fair share of broken Supras and GTR's at the GTR track days over the years. The best thing you could do is ship them to the US. Make an absolute killing on them. I saw a f**king GTE (yes E) Skyline 4 door povo edition sell for $10K USD!!!!!!. It was a pile of sh*t. I felt like a prick afterwards but I told the guy that they are a $1000 or less car in NZ. His face said it all. JDM YO!!!!! Got the price wrong. It was $10K not $14K.
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    Quick rant thread.

    I am pretty much a prisoner in my own apartment today. George H W Bush funeral over the road at the National Cathedral. All streets are blocked. I had to prove I live where I do to get OUT of the area. It is a media circus right in front of my building. They are even in the garden. The Faux News reporter is pretty hot though. Shutting down Wisconsin Ave is pretty nuts though. That is like shutting down Great North Road x 20.
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    PFL E46 Xeon swap

    It's not relevant for vehicles of this age. You just adjust them to suite. It was only an issue with older lights where it relied of the pattern to be created by the glass/plastic itself.
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    PFL E46 Xeon swap

    You can actually buy the xenon parts separate from the housing. Otherwise pick some up from the US. They are pretty cheap as there are a ton of 04/05 E46's around. Also the LED rear lights too.
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    Alpina mouth and no trousers

    Yeah exactly. Just watched an Mtech II kit go for $700 here. And it took weeks to sell. Also. Original unmolested E30 Proceeds to list quite a few mods......
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    E39 Mport Touring

    This is actually quite nice. And not poverty spec.
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    E60 M5 6pd manual. i want one !!!

    There was a manual E60 M5 sitting on a yard down by Quantico a month back. Looked like an Marines car too. Rough as guts. Wrong hand drive wherever you are is a total pain in the ass. Just convert one to manual. Oh and I have driven a manual 550i E60. Felt like a big car to be manual. And I got sick of it pretty quickly.
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    The E46 M3 you want to buy for 36K

    100% with you. Hence my comments on that other listing. Could be worth repainting it though. You must have access to all the original colors from the factory? I love Blue BMW's but I would take the Black one over the Blue one here. Thanks qube for making me look at cars again... The UK imports cop a lot of flack for rust and corrosion. But they are starting to be picked up by true enthusiasts now. Which means they are being cleaned up. I have seen a few advertised (whilst asking a premium) that have underneath pics to prove they have no corrosion. Summer cars. Same thing is happening here.
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    Sharply Priced E46 M3 (SMG) - $22k

    TBH I didn't just write your one off due to it being a hue of BSY. But i'm just not sure when I will be back in NZ so I have stopped looking at cars for now. I have seen vehicles in similar condition sell for 9-11K here in the US recently. Everyone is well aware how much money they cost to bring them back up to standard. So the price just plummets. I am seeing M3's for only a little more and sometimes less than 330i ZHP models. Picture for non HDR Real Estate Website style color. Also more reflective of New Zealand weather conditions. Overcast.
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    Sharply Priced E46 M3 (SMG) - $22k

    I'd be happy with Black or Silver or the grey the CSL's came in. Timeless. I'd prefer Red or Blue. But never BSY. And I find White hides some lines that should not be hidden on M3's. Oh and the BSY in that photo has obviously been attacked by HDR. It does not look like that in person at all.
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    Sharply Priced E46 M3 (SMG) - $22k

    Ahh baby sh*t yellow with old man khaki trousers interior. Obviously not my favorite combo.
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    Bargain e34 🧐

    Ah what?
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    Congrats. As I said. Sharp price.