GTP_WRS'ers and their ride...

Discussion in 'GTP Weekly Race Series Time Trials' started by Sjaak, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Gravitron

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    I wouldn't have thought that my 3rd kid would be the 1st of his siblings to buy his 1st car, way nicer than my 1st car ('78 Ford Granada - about as tough to drive as @mr_lab_rat 's sleeper wagon, regarding the clutch engage :p Thanks again for letting me drive it up to Whistler! ).

    My son worked a lot of hours and overtime to get this 1999 528 that's the same age as him, for $3k. I'm still a little skeptical as we've had some expensive repair bills with other BMW's. I'm useless when working on cars, so I've failed as a father on that front. :ouch: Maybe we can learn together. We went karting tonight at k1speed and I gave him hell when I was following him for multiple laps, unable to pass. :D Had to explain blue flags to him. :lol:

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    Also, my 4th is about to get her drivers license and will be driving this :scared: 2004 325xi


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    The Beeemers are solid cars and when they are god they are very good but yes, sometimes a very expensive part goes bang and that can really hurt. They are safe cars though and that both the 5 and the 3 looks to be in really good shape :tup:
     
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    Don't, that E46 is epic :drool:
     
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    @Gravitron I've got a similar 528i (though 3 years older, 1996) and I did some repairs here and there myself. All in all I'm quite happy with it.
    If you need any help / advice don't hesitate to pm me.
     
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  5. dranddad

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    [​IMG] Ya'll need to get a proper mode of transport
     
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  6. mr_lab_rat

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    Don’t get me wrong, I still love the crazy wagon and it will take a very special car to make me give it up. I’m trying to not spend any money on the car and put it in the M2 labeled piggy bank instead.
     
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    Just picked this up Monday, I shall call her black betty
     

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  8. Argon

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    Very nice, looks great in that colour too. What do they call that model in US? We call them Mondeo's here in the UK and they have been super popular cars for many years here.
     
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    17 ford fusion se
     
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    Mine isn’t as exciting as some of yours but as I live out in the countryside on a farm I had to go with something a bit more practical than fun!

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  11. Argon

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    Sweet ride Mike, looks like you need it where you are as well :tup:
     
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  12. Nerazzurri

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    Yeah, I used to have a Vauxhall Insignia but whenever it snowed it was useless & I had to leave it at the nearest village & walk about 2-3 miles home. So decided it made more sense to get something that could get through anything
     
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  13. Argon

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    Lol, I know that feeling ended up getting a 4x4 for the exact same reason. Love my BMW Z4M but every time we had 4 flakes of snow I couldn't get it out of the garage as it would just spin it's wheels.
     
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  14. Never2fast1

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    I don't have a pic of it available, but I also have one of those family awd Suv's. It is an 17 Inifiniti QX60, or as my son calls it the slow car, and the Q50, the car in my avatar, is the fast car. :lol:

    It is nice to have a practical car and then a non pratical car. I drove my Q50 in the snow the other day, even with AWD it wanted to slide all over. I 1/4 throttled it getting on the highway and ended up kicking out at a 45 degree angle at 50 mph. With all the GTS practice I easily maintained control and enjoyed the ride until it straightened back out, my wife, not so much. :lol:
     
  15. Argon

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    LOL did you get a punch in the arm :lol::lol:
     
  16. Never2fast1

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    Actually she did. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    As long as she doesn't pull your arm away from the shifter/wheel you're fine :p
     
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    Guess the car...nm, trying to upload a video
     
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    Subaru Legacy Derv

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    Kawasaki Versys 650 in the wild.
     
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    Diesel Engine Road Vehicle. It's an oil burner :sly:
     
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    My pride & joy. 20180213_141702.jpg

    Detailing is allso a hobby...:lol:
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    Summer set-up
     
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    Black and gold ftw
     
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    The flake in that paint job :drool::drool::drool:
     
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    Great Impreza. Looks so well taken care of!
     
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  28. PASM

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    Updated the OP. Who remembers this?
     
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    I took that pic and I'll remember those 3 laps forever! :gtpflag:
     
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    I'm fairly new here and have been enjoying the time trials, I have a fairly ropey early car history including two Skodas. That is until 2005 when I had my first (and only) brand new car a seat Leon Cupra R, thats where the LCR user name came from. After that I had the car in the avatar pic, a JDM Forester STi tuned by Litchfields, still the best value all rounder I've had.

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    After that I had a brief spell with a WRX STi before getting the RS6 my current pride and joy second hand in 2016, I think I might be able to afford to run it for one more summer before it breaks me!! Here it is in wedding mode and rubbish tip mode!

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