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      01-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #37
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Drives: 2012 328xi Touring M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Redmond, WA

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Originally Posted by Turb0Surge View Post
No one uses the tracks where I parked. Funny thing though is there is a seperate set of tracks running across those and I was taking pics when the ground started rumbling... Freaked me out. Lol.
It's very clearly evident in your pics that a train recently traversed those tracks you are parked on. You can see where the wheel flange cut a fresh path though the mud. However, it looks to be a low-speed industrial spur, so there's not a huge risk in parking there. Worst case, you'd end up with a load of stink-eye, and probably some comments, from the train crew as they stopped short of your car....

Don't EVER park like this on or near a mainline track, however - aside from being dangerous, it's illegal and a federal offense if something happens and you cause an accident. You really don't want to pay the bill for cleanup after an incident.... Don't be this person:

Anyway, with Railroad Safety 101 out of the way, nice car, nice find! I'll go along with the others regarding the color - that's not Dakar Yellow. Dakar is a softer yellow, as seen here:

No matter, though, I actually think your color looks better. And 5K for a mechanically-sound car with only 100K miles, who can argue??

I have a 99 M3 downstairs in the garage with only 35K miles. It hides under a car cover during the winter months up here.
The pic is a few years old, but the car looks the same. I took 2nd in the local CCA chapter Concours event last summer. I love driving this thing - it is so connected and unfiltered relative to my E46 and E91. I wanted one of these things for years, and was finally able to purchase one back in 2000. It only had 5800 miles on it when I bought it in Wisconsin, and I've used it as a summer driver ever since. I plan to keep it a very long time, and I'd love to obtain an E30 garage mate for it at some point when space and funds allow....

Enjoy the car! Thanks for posting!

2012 E91 xDrive Touring M-Sport
2004 E46 325Ci Dinan | 2004 E46 330Ci
2001 E39 540i 6-spd | 2000 M Roadster
1999 E36 M3 Coupe