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      01-20-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Smile What got you into BMWs?

For me, I've had a liking for BMWs ever since I was in high school back in the mid 80's. I remember watching episodes of "Moonlighting" and Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) drove around in this sweet looking E24 635Csi that looked something like this.



I don't remember what model year it was, but I thought it was a badass car as it looked fast and sleek. As the years passed, I hoped that, one day, I would be able to own a BMW. Today, my dream has come true as I traded my 2003 350Z and now own a 2010 Monaco blue 335i. I'll miss that Z as I had some great road trips and cruises with it, but now I've moved on and driving one of Germany's best. THE ultimate driving machine.
Yeah boyeeeee!!



So, what's your story?

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      01-20-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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My first BMW was 2005 X3 3.0i, which my mom forced me to drive as a new driver's car... being a teenage at the time whats worst than driving a soccer-mom SUV? I hated the car but as time flew by, I became attached to it. Anyways, I had the chance at the time to drive my cousin's IS300 and VW Jetta and several other cars for comparision.

Needless to say, I now have a E90 335i and my cousin have a E90 330i.
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      01-20-2010, 07:28 PM   #3
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even when i was a little kid i always heard people referring to german cars like there were something special, so since then i always wanted to own one myself, didn't like any Benz in my price range, Audi had terrible lease deals (wasn't that impressed with a test drive or the way i was treated at the dealership), bet fell in love with 335 after a test drive, none of the cars that i test drove even came close to a bmw even during a short test drive
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      01-20-2010, 07:31 PM   #4
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As stupid as it sounds, the e46 M3 GTR from NFSMW. Think it was back in 05 or something.

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My Dad, he had BMWs since the 70's and there was always at least one in the house, usually two or three.
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      01-20-2010, 08:29 PM   #6
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My dad's 3er was the first BMW we bought. He gave me the car to buy an AWD car (ended up being a 530xi Wagon) for the move to Milwaukee.

Now I'm in Milwaukee too and RWD + Winter Tires = awesome fun!
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      01-20-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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I drove my mom's BMW...loved them ever since

Great balance of luxury and performance
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      01-20-2010, 09:46 PM   #8
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when i got my first bmw, i didnt know much about them. i dont remember how i got into them, but the forums built up so much of that interest
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a 99 750iL started it all



that's all she wrote
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E92 335 black with 19" style 230 wheels lol
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      01-21-2010, 01:04 AM   #11
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Opening the door. It's how I get into my BMW every time I drive.







My mom's friend had one when I was young (E36) and I loved it at first site. Became a BMW nut for years before I got my first one!
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      01-21-2010, 01:26 AM   #12
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A lot of my friends had one and my dad has a 1995 BMW 525i so I had a chance to drive one. Then I couldn't resist getting one.
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my brother-in law has had a couple bmw's and had one as a show car.
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Ironically, the Porsche community. I had 3 vintage Porsches as daily drivers and I wanted to sell them and get something fun to drive but more practical - when I asked for recommendations on a Porsche forum I frequent, BMW was pretty much the unanimous answer.
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a 99 750iL started it all



that's all she wrote
Learned to drive on my dads 89 750iL. Always loved the E36/46 M3 in high school, never seemed attainable at that age though. Got a 135i last year, probably step up to an M3 finally in a couple years.
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When I was 15, my dad let me drive his 1984 633CSi. I wish I had something else to compare it to at that age because he sold it before I got my drivers license. I'd wanted a BMW ever since.
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status symbol and girls love bmw's
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I used to sell cars...we got an E46 M3 on trade....drove it everyday....when I sold it...I sure missed it!
Loved BMW since....leased a 335i......and just recently bought a E92 M3.....and loving every moment behind the wheel!
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My parent's always had one and gave me my mom's E30 convertible when I turned 16.
Don't think I even knew it was a nice car.
Then got my second one just because it was a BMW.
Got my 3rd because it's pretty.

Never cared much about cars until I found this forum. Really the only thing I like about cars is how pretty they are.
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the 135i is faster was the EVO X

the rest is history lol
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When I was in 7th grade. About 11 years ago, my neighbor bought a brand new BMW. They were the only house on the street that didnt have a garage. When I walked to the school bus stop I'd walk by it and I just LOVED how pretty she looked. Been hooked since.
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My uncle brought home an E24 BMW back in 1990 and i instantly fell in love with the styling.

I just had no idea BMWs drove so well up until about 10 years ago. I have had 5 since.
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