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      07-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #45
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Hey, tuc...love ya to death and not sayin' I don't agree with you, but.

There are over 100,000 members here (not sure how many are active) and not everyone's going
to see your (or my) points of view.

When I had my GTIs I spent many, many hours on vwvortex. Those folks would eat most of the
members here for lunch. I realize it's a very different crew here and I kind of like it that way but
as I've said before, there are WAY too many thin skins on this forum. When someone disagrees
with someone, here's a unique idea...have a debate! Not in a disrespectful, troll-like fashion, but
don't be afraid to state your case. It beats whining about how mean everybody is. "Can't we all
just get along"? Really? Uncle.
In the interests of debate, I can live with those comments. Healthy debate is good; endless repeating of which of 128 vs 135 is better is tedious, and, imo, a stupid waste of time.

And, you're correct, the nature of internet forums is such that, no, we probably can not just get along.

The "good" of these forums (the tips, the info, the sharing of common problems, the sharing of our cars, etc) still far outweight the "bad" (the bickering, the repeitition, the endless "mine is better").

Carry on, mate.
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      07-17-2012, 12:39 PM   #46
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Healthy debate is good; endless repeating of which of 128 vs 135 is better is tedious,
and, imo, a stupid waste of time.
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      07-17-2012, 12:43 PM   #47
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I'd have to agree, the 1-series is pretty rare. Given a 3-series is only a bit more, most would opt in for the larger car. However, here in CA, the 1-series is pretty common. OP, make a trip down to SoCal and you can enjoy all the different 1-ers around here
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      07-17-2012, 12:54 PM   #48
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Keep you tights on. When I say clueless I mean the person who has no real appreciation for the 1 series they drive. They could have either a 128i or 135i, but - let's be honest - the majority of 128i drivers are not 1Addicts and might have been just as happy in a 3 series or Lexus. I have a better chance of making eye contact with someone in a 135i because they seem to be more inclined to notice my 1 series than the average, middle aged woman who I typically see in a 128i. It's not the car that makes you clueless, it's the lack of appreciation for our cars that I think makes you clueless.
I think that's why the board is 135 biased

There are a lot of BMW 128 and 328 owners who don't know what a sport package is and have no clue how fast their car goes from 0-60. There are lots of people who have 128s who have never bothered to go 0-60 in under 12 seconds much less try for 6. For these people 'M' is just another letter of the alphabet, and maybe more like 90% of BMW owners are in this category.

That's also why nearly every 128 I have seen has NO paddles NO MT and NO nice seats.

People who choose the 35s for a reason other than its 'status' likely are more performance oriented and more likely to want to interact with their vehicle on many levels.


At my work, there are 5 other BMW drivers. To a car, mine is the only one in the lot that shows any attention whatsoever. The other 4 (one is a 2004-5 335i) are dirty, have panel and paint damage, and are in need of a vacuuming/decrusting.

Sad to say, but to an overwhelming majority of consumers, our 'engineering marvel' is just another car. A nice one, but just another car. Yes, I agree, that's clueless. But not derogatory.
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      07-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #49
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Interestingly, I seem to notice more 1s after I bought my 1.
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      07-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #50
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To a car, mine is the only one in the lot that shows any attention whatsoever.
The other 4 (one is a 2004-5 335i) are dirty, have panel and paint damage,
and are in need of a vacuuming/decrusting.
Exactly. The dreaded Bimmer "status/leasers". Clueless, indeed. And unfortunately,
as you stated, the vast majority. Ugh.
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Now how do you make out a "clueless" driver when passing another car?

Because its a 128i, woman or old guy? Please share your wisdom and enlighten me. :-)
I'm gonna chime in...

People who are 'clueless' in this context can be identified by the amount of sheer neglect they bestow on their cars. I don't know about you, but if a cat walks on my car overnight, it gets cleaned off before I leave the driveway. I take care of my BMW like I have never taken care of a car before. There are Yaris forums out there (used to have one; been there) and to them, we are clueless with our gas-sucking pigs and expensive maintenance.

To each their own, I guess, but when I'm in the market for a 'used' 135 someday, I'm gonna generally want to hunt down the one owned by the clueless guy who never modded it or pushed it too hard before the one that has been owned by an enthusiast who may or may not have done the mods properly and who has possibly pushed the car beyond its design limits (especially during break-in).
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      07-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #52
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I'm gonna chime in...

People who are 'clueless' in this context can be identified by the amount of sheer neglect they bestow on their cars. I don't know about you, but if a cat walks on my car overnight, it gets cleaned off before I leave the driveway. I take care of my BMW like I have never taken care of a car before. There are Yaris forums out there (used to have one; been there) and to them, we are clueless with our gas-sucking pigs and expensive maintenance.

To each their own, I guess, but when I'm in the market for a 'used' 135 someday, I'm gonna generally want to hunt down the one owned by the clueless guy who never modded it or pushed it too hard before the one that has been owned by an enthusiast who may or may not have done the mods properly and who has possibly pushed the car beyond its design limits (especially during break-in).
I absolutely agree, the same way I purchased my car; I had to know everything about the previous owner to make sure it was well maintained and so on.
My question was more in reference that some people seem to be able to pick out a clueless driver, just by passing him on the street, that's all

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      07-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #53
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1ers were rare out here, now I'm seeing more of them but still far from a common sight, and I like it that way. But 3s? As ubiquitous as Hondas. There are at 2-3 of them on every half floor of our condo's parking garage. It's nice being the only 1er in our garage. Or at least it was. A space grey 128i moved in just recently. Next time I see em I'm gonna tell em there ain't room in this here garage for the both of us.
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      07-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #55
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While I was home in the states on leave, I was in So Flo (West Palm Beach) and couldn't believe the amount of 3,5, and 7 series on the road. It seemed like every other car on I95 was a bimmer....but I did not see a single 1er.

There are a ton of 1 series BMW's in south Flroida. The time of day you were driving and the area you were in probably was not a good demonstration for that. Its wierd, because I live right by west palm,but I will go a week or month without seeing any and then all of a sudden they are everywhere and cant get away from them.

Its an unassuming little car. IMHO a total sleeper. I have always liked those kind of vehicles. Same goes for my other car, a '95 Impala SS. Most people have no clue that it has a LT1 Vette motor under the hood...back when it belonged to my dad and I was in high school I used to love taking it out, and red light racing all the little rice boys at my school.

Their face was priceless when i smoked their 87 Primer Colored CRX's with a comically huge spoiler on them.

The SS's are not too shabby, for back in their time. deff not a race car and deff not the quickest car on the road. When you say you beat a CRX primered up you probably raced a kid in his first car that just like all of us had to start somewhere. The stock cars dont have much power and are pretty slow. I would love to see the look on your face when a K20 swapped CRX destroys you in their primered car. lmao. Ive seen a K20 swapped CRX with nothing other than slicks and ntrous hit the 10's all day, all motor in the 12's, and well into the low 9's with forded induction all for under 10k. the one series isnt a "sleeper", a swapped light wieght CRX with 800 WHP is a sleeper. ESPECIALLY in south Florida. Next time you are back home PM me and Ill arange for you to admire their taill lights. lol

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"The SS's are not too shabby, for back in their time. deff not a race car and deff not the quickest car on the road."

Never said otherwise bro. Keep in mind this was in 1999 or so. And the average shithead in high school didn't know better, that the grandpa car next to him had a 350 V8 in it.

"When you say you beat a CRX primered up you probably raced a kid in his first car that just like all of us had to start somewhere."

Yes, that is absolutely what I mean. Like I said, I was in high school. In rural Virginia, and in the prime of the rice boy era. Im sure you remember that. When everyone put a 5 inch fart can on their civic, bolted on some POS spoiler, put on a cold air intake, and suddenly they were Fast and the Furious, with the ego and mentality to match. We all had to start somewhere yes, but you wouldn't find me revving at people in my *1994 Saturn with 250k miles* or even my (actually nice) 79 El Camino. I knew my place.

The stock cars dont have much power and are pretty slow. I would love to see the look on your face when a K20 swapped CRX destroys you in their primered car.

Know what, I have no idea what your talking about, but I bet that its ssuuuuuuuper fast. I just don't really care. You are a little butt hurt about me singling out the CRX it seems. Thats ok, replace CRX with Pontiac Sunfire or something cause you missed the point. Anything can be made fast, but the kids at my high school (myself included) were not.

"Ive seen a K20 swapped CRX with nothing other than slicks and ntrous hit the 10's all day, all motor in the 12's, and well into the low 9's with forded induction all for under 10k. "



"The one series isnt a "sleeper", a swapped light wieght CRX with 800 WHP is a sleeper. ESPECIALLY in south Florida. Next time you are back home PM me and Ill arange for you to admire their taill lights. "

Thats ok, cause I dont race cars, I race bikes. On a track. Where people are supposed to race.

When *I* say sleeper I mean that 98% of the general populace has no idea how fast they actually are. Are they the fastest thing on the street? Absolutely not. You just proved that to me with your story about your friends primer Xr27-foxtrot swapped motor.

Im assuming that you and your buddies would fall into that 2% that actually knows how fast it is, *and* what is faster.




In summary: Im sorry I disrespected the 1989 CRX's
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In summary: Im sorry I disrespected the 1989 CRX's
Hey, I drove a 1989 CRX and it had 2000 HORSE POWERS AND HOW DARE YOU.

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Hey, I drove a 1989 CRX and it had 2000 HORSE POWERS AND HOW DARE YOU.

The end.
Hey, I loaned a guy $$$ for a business deal and he went out and bought a new '89 CRX with it instead. I've hated them ever since. True story.
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Hey, I loaned a guy $$$ for a business deal and he went out and bought a new '89 CRX with it instead. I've hated them ever since. True story.
"Business deal" hunh?

I used to be quite the "businessman" man myself back in the day lol
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"Business deal" hunh?

I used to be quite the "businessman" man myself back in the day lol
Actually, it wasn't anything that glamorous (or potentially profitable). My brother now...there was a "businessman".
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I've probably seen about 100+ 1ers on the roads here in SoCal and it follows a pretty close pattern. The 128i's either have a super hot young chick or some old guy. And the 135i's have mostly young males.
Yep, that pattern applies in Southern Oregon as well, even a 58 year-old fart can see it.

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I drive cross country between ND and La on a monthly basis and before then drove between Pittsburgh and La. I rarely see any modded cars much less any 135's.
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In San Diego I don't recall seeing any E82's other than one 128i in Ralph's but the E92 is damn popular, 328i's all over and a few 335i's also. Pattern with those seems to be all mid-20's and mid-30's guys, usually a mid-20's guy driving a modded 335i.

I think the 1-Series is regarded as more of a girly/tame car, I think that's unfair though but it's true if you look at the drivers. Here in the UK it's hot girls or 'older' () people driving the E82 (118i, 120i, 120d) and our hatchback versions (E81) have a reputation of being loan or company cars and are almost always a 120d. The 135i over here is VERY rare, there aren't many on the road at all and no-one know what one is, I've seen one other apart from mine on the road since they were first released in 2008 and that was a young guy who had modded it. I do sometimes miss the prestige of my 335i, the size of it better repuation but then all I have to do is hop in my 135i and drive and I don't think about it again (goes faster, handles better, stops better).

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Yep, that pattern applies in Southern Oregon as well, even a 58 year-old fart can see it.

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That pattern may hold out here as well, but I'm not helping it. 63 years old this September and drive a 135i 6MT.
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That pattern may hold out here as well, but I'm not helping it. 63 years old this September and drive a 135i 6MT.
Nor am I helping it, 68 years old, 135i MSport DCT. A great car..!!
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Nor am I helping it, 68 years old, 135i MSport DCT. A great car..!!
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