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      02-11-2007, 06:00 AM   #45
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anyway back on topic - sorry i go off topic a lot

last few days i've been spotting 130's everywhere and they can look pretty mean
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i been seeing alot of e92's.. but not that that is relevant...
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yeah i've noticed that too....lots of e92's around

i wanna wanna get a new 3-series vert......yum
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i'm down for a test drive on the launch weekend woohoooo, 335 here i come!
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Anyway, back to the main topic....here are some more thoughts:

Do you need to take more than 2 people in your car (including yourself) on a regular basis? If YES, then forget about a 130.

I guess the original question has omitted the 320i petrol because of lack of power/torque?

The 130 is a bit of a niche market here, so unless you've got your heart set on one and like the 1's looks, I'd forget about it. As for the 320d vs 323, well it's much of a muchness really. Depends on whether you want a straight six or decent fuel economy, a bit more torque and an engine that sounds like a lawnmower...

I'd have to say that fuel economy isn't USUALLY at the forefront of BMW owner's minds!
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sorry, every thread i enter seriously has trouble staying on topic! apologies in advance!!
yeah, for the smallest car of the lot the 130 will definately be the heaviest drinker
honestly if i had to choose i'd probably get the 323i
it looks good, has enough space, has enough go and isn't so thirsty and it doesn't sound like a lawnmower or come with the 'poor man's BMW' tag that some fools think of 1ers (and MINI's - dunno why )
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please learn to speak using the correct english grammar
Why? Am i sitting for my 3Unit HSC English exam?
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Why? Am i sitting for my 3Unit HSC English exam?
maybee you should go back and do that?
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sorry, every thread i enter seriously has trouble staying on topic! apologies in advance!!
yeah, for the smallest car of the lot the 130 will definately be the heaviest drinker
honestly if i had to choose i'd probably get the 323i
it looks good, has enough space, has enough go and isn't so thirsty and it doesn't sound like a lawnmower or come with the 'poor man's BMW' tag that some fools think of 1ers (and MINI's - dunno why )
awww c'mon chilli, mini's are sooo cute!
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'poor man's BMW' tag that some fools think of 1ers (and MINI's - dunno why )
haha good point! analogous to the boxster being a 'poor man's porsche'... whatever!!!

but i'd still gun the 130. did anyone forget that it's almost 200kw!!!
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but but *splutters* boxters are so much fun to drive!!
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i've never driven one, but i live behind the porsche dealership... i see (and hear) all sorts of porsches everyday - turbos, gt3s, caymans... i absolutely love the sound of that flat six engine - slightly nudges ahead of the bmw sixes in my opinion (not dissing bmw sixes - i love them too!!!)

whenever i walk the dog past the window, i see the boxsters going for 110k... and i think to myself... wow - that's a bargain!

i'll get a boxster one day... gimme ten years (in 10 years time, i'll get an '07 model haha) and those guys that label me as a 'poor man' can shove it! i'll show 'em who's 'poor' from the back of my car at the lights!!!
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yeh who cares what they think hey! all porsches are good, as long as they aren't that old boxy one - that's foul
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i'd love a cayman S
handle better than the boxter and supposedly 'almost' on par with the 911! that's a fair amount of praise for it right there....

pfft no poor men driving porsches as far as i can see
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should we re name the aussie section of this forum "off topic"?
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should we re name the aussie section of this forum "off topic"?
i think maybe i should just stop posting in here - i'm the one that drags each and every thread i enter into "off-topicness"

dr dave, i have a problem: I can't seem to stay on a single topic for too long...and find that i have an incredibly short attention span

now moving right along, what were we talking abt? that's right, girls in bikinis...........there i go again - off on a tangent!
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this thread was doomed form teh start
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danger danger. every thread is at risk!
the terminator is coming!
he'll destroy the world!!

ok i think i've been studying too hard, i'm going a bit loopy
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studying for what?

*runs and hides from the terminator*
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it's ok the terminator wouldn't hurt u....

i'm doing summer school
got an exam on friday
so i'm at the library pretending to study
that's why i've been so free to post in here yesterday and today
i dun usually go online much during the day but this is much more interesting than my contracts law stuff so that must be why i've posted in here more than i've actually studied
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lol like 100 posts today hey
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      02-12-2007, 11:40 PM   #66
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dunno if i've posted THAT much but i can tell u i haven't gotten anywhere near 100 pages of my text
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