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Lets see your BMWs that you have owned

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Nice thread and some great cars.  Interesting to see the steps and occasional sale regrets.  I miss my first BMW (the E34) but selling was the right thing to do at the time.  Anyway, my history....

E34 525i Sport Manual Daytona Violet

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E30 C2.5 Alpina Covertible

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E46 330Ci Sport Manual Atlantis Blue (Still owned)

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F10 520d Auto

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F10 520d Auto

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G30 520d Auto (current)

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Amazing to see some real rare beauties on here. I may have dribbled quite a bit.

 

Mines shorter than some but I do love these big german lumps.

 

First BMW I owned back in 2012 was this 2001 Y reg E39 530d SE Auto Touring with many toys:

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Unfortunately my circumstances changed in 2013 and with having proven to be so utterly unreliable I made the hard decision to sell and swore off BMW's but kept looking at them online and thinking maybe one day.

 

Fast forward to 2017 and after a messy break up I had no car and not much money. My brother however had treated himself and upgraded from his 2003 E46 318i to a 2012 F30 328i and as the 318i had some running issues he offered it to me for peanuts as long as I fixed it. So I did.and ended up using it for a bit but I just didn't gel with it. not sure if it was the lack of 2 cylinders or that it just didnt feel very substantial compared to my old 5 but just never bonded with it,

 

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So short time later (never even bothered putting my name on the logbook) I part ex'd it against a rather nice 2004 E60 520i SE. Had actually been looking for either a 525 or 530 and erring more towards the e39 but I just could not say no to this especially after the test drive when it pulled so much better than the 525i I had test driven earlier that day. Needed some cosmetic attention but mechanically sound and got a great deal (1K plus the E46)

 

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Unfortunately fate was not kind to me. To pay off debts my ex had left me with I was working 2 jobs so my down time to work on cars was slim and when the sump gasket sprung a leak I decided to do a few other jobs I had been planning so I bought a Rover to run around in and started the work. With the car in bits and looking sorry for itself I was then involved in a rather painful crash which I am still getting over from September 2017. As a result it wasn't until August 2018 that I started working on it again slowly and eventually got it running again. Ran like a bag of crap, had loads more issues and half the electrics had died - E60's do not like being left apparently. As the run around car I had got to use that suited my back was an old Audi A4 auto I thought I could keep using that tlll I got this sorted. Then the Audi blew and I needed a replacement so decided to get another E60.

 

Leading me to my current baby that is going nowhere:

 

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Once I get my crash compo hoping to get something a bit older and more unusual to keep as a toy but this car is going nowhere for the foreseeable although nervously I am taking it temporarily off the road to do the suspension as I have to work slowly with my back - if anyones local to bracknell and wants to help let me know :P

 

 

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Its been a while since I have been on, but here's my list of BMs.

 

First BM:

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Then defected to an Audi A3.

 

Second BM:

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Then swopped into my 3rd BM:

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Since defected and now in a Merc. I miss that 535d.

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