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      02-12-2007, 11:43 PM   #67
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ok, time to stop posting up that storm now chilli
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      02-12-2007, 11:43 PM   #68
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it's ur fault, ur the one doing all the replying!
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      02-12-2007, 11:44 PM   #69
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so what was that just now? who just replyed to me??
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      02-12-2007, 11:47 PM   #70
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i can't help it
i'm drawn here
there's some sort of energy field pulling me into every thread with a new reply
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      02-12-2007, 11:48 PM   #71
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haha we have a post whore on our hands!
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      02-12-2007, 11:52 PM   #72
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haha we have a post whore on our hands!
who? u or me?
seeing as there's two of us, if i'm the whore then u must be the customer hahahaha

i hope u've got enough money, coz the way it works around here, it's not charged by the hour but by the reply!
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      02-13-2007, 12:00 AM   #73
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oh hell no, bussiness is going elsewhere
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      02-13-2007, 12:25 AM   #74
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oh hell no, bussiness is going elsewhere
aww don't go...
if u go then i'll have to do some study!!!
oh well
u'll be back
i know it
they always come back muhahahahaha
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      02-13-2007, 02:32 AM   #75
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^im here instead

you guys are hillarious, and btw you guys are way
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      02-13-2007, 03:24 AM   #76
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bahh off topic, as long as no one is harmed... unless... *evil face*
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      02-13-2007, 06:10 PM   #77
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off topic? wasn't it declared yesterday that the whole aussie section of the forum was off topic? haha maybe just in the minds of astra and i
bah oh well today it'll be different i need to study study study exams in two days
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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 )
Yeah, very true, but I have to say that when I bought my 130 to replace my E90 320, what people think of the car's look and status wasn't at the forefront of my mind LOL. It's all about "evo-ness" - don't know how many of you read that mag (evo) - if you don't then GET IT. It is a great car mag and shows up any Aussie car mag with bold 752 point Kw figures splattered diagonally across every cover.

Unlike some cars, it's a nice feeling driving around under the radar and then showing up some fool in his V8 when you feel like a bit of harmless fun - seeing their face afterwards is a photo opportunity :-) . However, 9 times out of 10 it's more fun letting the ignorant smoke you :-)

As some people have posted, the 323 is the sensible man's choice of the three though. Personally I prefer to sway towards feeling than thought when buying cars as every single car I've bought in the past based on thought more than feeling has ended up being boring and sold 12 months on LOL
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the 323 is the sensible man's choice
haha. i too, think that when you buy a car you should follow your heart, not your head.

when shelling out the amount of money you do for a car like a BMW, being sensible is the least sensible thing to do!!!
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maybee you should go back and do that?
Thanks for the advice but I don't know if I should. I don't think I should be concerned about proving myself to everyone whether or not I know how to construct my sentences on an internet chat forum. I'm sure it would be worthwhile for me to do so, if my aim in life is to frequent forums and wanting to sell myself as a fulltime sit-at-home bludger or a post whorer.
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haha. i too, think that when you buy a car you should follow your heart, not your head.

when shelling out the amount of money you do for a car like a BMW, being sensible is the least sensible thing to do!!!
I agree!

....I hope you've put the Works kit on your Cooper S then!

Did you ever read the article on the M3 Mini? LOL
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haha yeah saw the m3 mini... that is nuts!

can't say that i've put the works on - i would have, if i could afford it!

it's definately not worth the 10k premium... but if i had cash i'd get it in a flash!
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BTW guys there was a Top Gear episode in series 7 or 8 which did a comparison of the R32 and 130i. Basically the R32 was considered the better car mainly because of its cost and looks. It's a different market though, as 330s there are only like $5k more than 130s, so why bother with a 130....

Look at the spec sheet for a manual 323 and a 0-100 in 7.9 isn't so bad and more than enough for day to day driving...

So, I have to say if it was 18 months ago when I bought my 320 and they were pretty new on the road, I'd have gone with the 323 but now I've gone with the 130 because I like something a little less mainstream.
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323i, you get so many looks in that car, lol.. and they'er so sexy, maybe abit underpowered, but who cares!! S/C later on
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Speak of the devil - that TG episode was on SBS last night LOL
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      02-20-2007, 12:07 AM   #87
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have been thinking abt this for the last few days
i think if it was me i'd get a manual 130i
by far the fastest and best handler of the lot
i dun need much more space than that and the sound of 195kw of bmw powerin such a light car sends shivers of delight down my spine
then i'd move on one day to an e92 335i when that didn't do it for me anymore hmmm turbos
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Hmmm...I haven't driven one but I've read many good things about the 335...

The only problem I have is that I can't help but think of it as cheating somewhat....a way for BMW and BMW Australia to fill a market segment (ala Cayman) between the 325 and M3...Why can't they just bring out a 3.5L straight 6 instead?
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