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    WOW!! I bet that thing...

    ...felt like a rocket ship!! When I was a kid one of my neighbors had one, but it was a 4-door. I still remember happily getting in it and going for rides with my neighbor and my dad. I grew up on 413 and 440 c.i. Chryslers and 472 c.i. Caddys but that Corvair motor always sounded sweet! There should a V8 and a Corvair motor in every garage, even if they're just bolted to engine stands!!

    4-cylinders buzz

    6-cylinders growl

    8-cylinders ROAR

    10-cylinders roar or whirl

    12-cylinders hum or whirl

    Of course, all of the above is dependent on the type of exhaust system that is being used. ;)

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

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    Re: what tires were you wearing on the ES300?

    Michelin MXV4 plus a/s.

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    Re: jeez, cmbg, super happy u r ok! That's scary!!!

    When I saw the guy on my left I looked to my right to see whether I had room to gun it in that direction to get out of his way. But Murphy was in full force and there was a car there too. Next thing I knew I was playing bumper cars with the RR.

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    I'm glad you're...

    ...ok. I never thought you could get an ES300 with a manual. That's cool. Sorry about your Bimmer though.

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

    BMWCCA member since 1998

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    OH [email protected]!!!

    Why did I watch that! I'll have nightmares forever now. That happened to my '83 Eldorado AFTER I parked and locked it up after making it home through a blizzard; except, as strange as it sounds, the fire only damaged the passenger inside door panel, the headliner, and oddly, the chrome plating on the plastic dash trim and a/c vents (if one has ever looked at the dash of a '79-'83 or '84 dash, you'll know what I'm talking about). Aside from alot of soot, the car still started and drove like nothing happened. The only problem was the inerior lights would not turn off. I'm glad the driver of the E39 got out. That was close.

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

    BMWCCA member since 1998

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    I hate SCAMMERS...

    ...like this TOAD (for want of a better expression). Instead of being Blessed and Thanhkful no one was hurt and damage to his "baby" was not as worse as it could have been, he wants to lie and say he has a "boo-boo" so he can try and get paid. May both of the differentials on his RR lock-up and grind themselves to smithereens and Land Rover has a four (4) year back-order on diffs!

    I'm glad you are ok though. That's most important.

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

    BMWCCA member since 1998

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    Lexus built only three of them! (And I

    waited nine months for it.) It's a real classic. I have my fingers crossed that GEICO won't total it, but right now it isn't looking too good. I didn't even realize it, but the right fender is dented too, from the force of the collision. :(

    My body guy said he'll do what he can to come in at or below GEICO's payout, but there's just so much he can do.

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    I hope...

    ...all will work out ok. That's interesting that Lexus built only three. Was that by special order, or is that just how long it took to find one? I guess that's like the early LS400 I found on a used car lot, with cloth (velour) seats!

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black, all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL mesh lower grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signal and side marker lenses
    -Red/clear taillights
    -E38 Interior map light w/ wood trim
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

    BMWCCA member since 1998

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    Special ordered. The only option I wanted was

    the moonroof, and since pretty much everyone wanted leather and automatic, that's what they kept making. Plus I wanted red, and they weren't making a lot of those, either. When I finally got my car, there was only one other red one on the east coast.

    The velour has worn like iron. It looks brand new, as does the rest of the car. That plus low mileage (88k) will help bring up the payout, but who knows whether it will be enough.

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    Owner assumed he busted a hose!!!

    They interviewed him, its a 1999 and owner thought he just busted a hose. (must be a true bmw fanatic) They also asked what are you gonna do now and he said BUY ANOTHER I LOVE EM!!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khk-CfwUeHs

    Andreas
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    87 325 (project for life)
    00 540is 6spd (daily driver)

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    Nader and the Corvair ...

    Yep, he single-handedly killed the car with "Unsafe at any Speed." He was a lawyer, not an engineer, had no engineering consultations for the book, and he DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE.

    The Corvair he attacked was the first model with swing axles. Better than average performance and handling, but the design would abruptly lose grip at the rear = big time oversteer. There were a number of accidents resulting from owners overdriving the car (even with traction and stability control, you can exceed the laws of physics in a modern machine).

    GM NEVER lost a court case, but the damage was done. A nice small, good-handling car went terminal.
    Crusader



    2003 530i SP/PP/Xenon

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    Lexus is totaled :(

    And it will cost too much to fix to make it worth it to keep as a salvage...but the good news is that Geico is giving me more than the NADA value (which I was expecting to have to fight to get).

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