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      03-04-2014, 08:48 AM   #441
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Lets see:
'87 Sentra
'75 Camaro
'92 Camaro RS
'69 Chevelle
'99 Tacoma
'85 4Runner
'99 Camaro Z28
'98 Avenger
'70 Chevelle
'99 Camaro Z28
'72 Cutlass
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'88 K5 Blazer
'00 Camaro Z28
'10 Equinox
'11 335i
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      03-04-2014, 07:27 PM   #442
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E30 325i
Honda Civic (no VTEC)
Honda Civic (with VTEC)
Honda Integra GSR
Honda Prelude (but briefly)
Honda S2000 (borrowed for 2 months, but good memories)
M135i
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Still not used to all the low end torque, and not used to not having to rev all the way to 5000+ rpm all the time for a spirited drive.....
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      03-04-2014, 08:34 PM   #443
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87 Ford Probe
89 Plymouth Horizon
89 Dodge Dynasty
92 VW Jetta
73 VW Super Beetle
01 VW Turbo Beetle
95 3000GT VR4
05 Dodge SRT-4 ACR (still own)
06 Suzuki Grand Vitara (still own)
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12 Audi TT RS (still own)
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      03-04-2014, 08:59 PM   #444
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First car was a 1998 Honda Civic LX sedan. Dark green with a beige interior and lolomatic. Slow as balls but actually handled really, really well due to its low weight and quality suspension setup. It was a fun car and I miss it.

After that I bought a brand new 2005 Mazda3 sedan which was oft described as the BMW of the compact segment. After that was my first BMW, a 2005 325i (E46). Didn't drive significantly different than the Mazda other than being RWD, so I guess they did a pretty good job afterall.

After that I was hooked, but now with the numb steering and softer handling in modern BMWs I'm less hooked than I used to be. Still sorta hooked though
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      03-05-2014, 02:33 AM   #445
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My very first car was a 2010 VW Passat.

It was a nice, decent car BUT as soon as I got back of the wheel of my most beloved 1 series, I immediately got hooked up on BMW.

BMW doesn't keep saying their slogan 'Sheer Driving Pleasure' for nothing or just for advertisement. They really mean and deserve it. There is a lot after that motto.

In my opinion, BMW is THE CAR; meaning that it provides the best driving dynamics with great pleasure; and a wonderful infotainment system.
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      03-05-2014, 04:42 AM   #446
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1987 Honda Civic (paid $500 for this car. Sold it for $500 to some guy I met at a gas station).
*1991 Honda Civic Si (this former car audio competitor still sits in my garage)
1993 Honda Civic Si (also a car audio show car, and my first new car ever)
1995 Toyota 4Runner (one of the slowest, worst driving experiences ever)
*2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross (I still have this one, a testament to the reliability of Lexus. I almost bought an Audi A4 Avant here, as I was completely turned off by SUV's after the 4Runner)
2003 BMW X5 (God rest her soul, this is by far my favorite vehicle of all time, but imploded when I hit 100K miles. Literally stranded me every 4 months. I kept pumping money into it because I loved it so much)
2007 Audi Q7 (drove like a fat pig. I was completely underwhelmed by Audi)
*2014 BMW 328i GT (everything I've ever wanted in a car)

*current line up

In the last 10 years I've actually had 6 other cars that were provided by my former fleet managers for work. Fleet grade American and Japanese vehicles that had no identity or soul. I feel bad for people that pay money to drive the cars I was provided to for free.

2003 Ford Taurus (it's a Taurus)
2004 Chevy Impala (Felt like I was driving a car from the 90's)
2005 Dodge Magnum (my favorite fleet vehicle...it actually felt like a real car)
2005 Pontiac Grand Am (Felt like I was driving a car from the 80's)
2007 Pontiac G6 (all the door locks were broken and the window seals leaked...by 30K miles)
2011 Nissan Altima (a quality vehicle that I would never buy, but respect as a mode of transportation)
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      03-05-2014, 10:36 AM   #447
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1987 BMW 325e (auto, bronzit beige metallic, beige)
1994 BMW 318is (manual, schwarz, black)
2001 BMW 325ci (manual, titansilber metallic, black)
2006 BMW 330i (manual, sparkling graphite metallic, terra)

I've only owned BMW
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      03-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #448
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Toyota Sienna- (driving to highschool was somewhat embarrassing in that thing)
Lexus ES300- (driving to higschool improved siginificantly)
2006 325i
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2011 X5M
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      03-05-2014, 03:10 PM   #449
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-99 Toyota Rav 4 (sold, fun little car to drive around the city)
-07 Acura TSX (current daily driver and people hauler)
-07 BMW Z4M (current dream car that I love to beat around on a daily basis)

Other Toys:
-02 Kawasaki ZX6R (sold)
-05 Kawasaki Zx6R 636 (mostly sits in the garage, sees the track a few times a year)
-'12 Canondale Caad10 -5 (Nothing feels more analog than a pair of good ol' two wheels with skinny tires)

I hope to own a 911 or cayman s in the near future... I'm all about the driving experience and being one with the road, with character
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      03-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #450
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1992 Pontiac Trans Am
1997 Camaro SS
2002 Jeep Wrangler
2007 Toyota 4Runner
2007 BMW 335i
2011 BMW M3
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      03-05-2014, 06:13 PM   #451
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2008 E350 4Matic Silver (sold)
2006 Infiniti M45 Diamond Graphite (sold)
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      03-05-2014, 09:12 PM   #452
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Oh crap. This will be a long and sorted list. Here we go

08' Toyota Tacoma X-Runner (daily driver)
2000 Chevy S-10 (miss that thing,,,,, super mod'able)
86' Honda Prelude
81' Chevy Malibu Wagon (a 13.40 in the 1/4 mile wagon)
76' Chevy Nova SS (350/4sp car last year SS rare)
77' Chevy Monza (small block car/street)
86' Chevy Surburban (4X4 4sp weird)
82' GMC S-15
78 Buick Skylark ( think Nova w/ different tail lights and nose w/ a 10.5:1 Chevy 350 )
85' Dodge Colt Turbo ( haha,,,, this thing had a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L turbo motor. 12.2@109 mph in the 1/4 mile. Would grenade a tranny and clutch every 3-4 months. Flying junk)
71' Chevy Chevelle
73' Chevy Nova (1st car at age 15.)
73' Triumph Stag (long and sad story)
71' Chrysler 300 (bought it to sell it)
06' Lexus IS350 (wife's car gone)
11' BMW Z-4 3.0 N/A sport model (wife's car,,,,gone)
14' Z-1 X35 M Sport (wife's and sometimes mine)

And a few more here and there.

As someone else mentioned, other toys,,,,,

08' Kawasaki ZX-14 (9.57@151 mph street bike, stock wheelbase, stock engine)
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      03-05-2014, 09:42 PM   #453
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Loved BMWs for so long.

My 2011 E90 is my first car actually, so I am extremely grateful. Not sure what I want next
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      03-06-2014, 03:21 AM   #454
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Started off with a red 1987 Honda Accord hatchback which I drove until I needed a master cylinder. Traded that in on a red 1998 Acura Integra which was so good it never wanted to break down. I drove it for 13 years with no problems and sold it thinking I was going to buy a red C7 Stingray Corvette; until I saw a black 428i. Now I drive a red 428i with red interior!
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      03-07-2014, 03:15 AM   #455
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I Drove Nothing Before My Bmw. I Worked Hard & Saved Up Bought A 328i For My First. I Mean I Drove Illegally Friends/Parents Cars Who Hasnt Lol
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      03-07-2014, 12:19 PM   #456
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honda crv
toyota camry
nissan maxima
nissan sentra
Infiniti g35 coupe
Mazda 6
Kia optima
Bmw 328i-can't ever go back to japanese after being used to this! Will hopefully be buying an m3 next year too.
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      03-07-2014, 03:26 PM   #457
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Nissan - and I'm still a fan. Never Owned a VW, but I do hate them for some reason...
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      03-08-2014, 02:04 PM   #458
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1980 Datsun B210
1985 Honda Accord
1984 Toyota Supra
1988 Daihatsu Charade
1990 Nissan 300zx
1992 Acura Integra
1998 Nissan Maxima SE
2007 BMW 335i coupe
2011 BMW550i ...current
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      03-10-2014, 12:45 AM   #459
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Mmm....only just joined the BMW gang...

1998 Renault Megane Coupe
2001 Rover 75
2004 Kia Sorento
2008 Mercedes CLK
2010 Vauxhall Insignia Tourer
2014 BMW 320d M-sport

And whilst I've liked to change builds, manufacturers and technology....having enjoyed my new pride and joy over the last couple of weeks, I can't see me leaving my new family!
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      03-10-2014, 10:33 PM   #460
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2000 civic
1997 lexus sc 300

then got hooked from the 2010 328i and now my current 2012 z4
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      03-11-2014, 02:34 AM   #461
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I was a GM guy. Camaro, GTO, a couple 6.2 trucks I modded too. Never got to move into a Corvette though because of the lack of usefulness of one.
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2013 X3 35i...wife's car
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      04-10-2014, 09:27 AM   #462
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I was a Jeep wrangler guy, but after my e28 524td, e34 535, e46 330cd and an 125d i am hooked on BMW
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