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Old 04-30-2019, 06:39 AM
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Just got this delivered. Hand me down from my brother in law for my son. 2002 M Coupe. Quick little 2 seater. Not many made.

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Man those are fun! Awesome ride, especially with the S54 rev it out and can get in some trouble quickly.
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Badass looking with the hardtop. Mini wagon style. Love it
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I'd keep it for myself and give him my old ride.
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Just my opinion, but like already stated, if your son is new to driving you sure you want to give a rocketship to an amateur with no experience but a ton of testosterone????

Just sayin!

Even the paint looks great.
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Takes the fun out of the 2010 pilot I am about to buy so my three kids can use it (and pass it on if it stays intact). Ill keep this one to myself.
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Just my opinion, but like already stated, if your son is new to driving you sure you want to give a rocketship to an amateur with no experience but a ton of testosterone????

Just sayin!

Even the paint looks great.
I hear ya. It is a valid concern for anyone. He has always been a Motörhead but cool like the Fonz. I've built and raced stock cars and drag raced many years ago. He's been driving go-karts since he was a kid and on the track since he was 16 and handles a car like a man. He's 21 now. When we want to race, we go to the track. He has a Bullitt Mustang now. Never had a ticket or an accident. He's seen a few DOA accidents up close and doesn't want any part of it. We can also satisfy the need for speed on the airboat, dirt bike or 4 wheeler.
Power is control. Speed kills. When in doubt, power out.
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I hear ya. It is a valid concern for anyone. He has always been a Motörhead but cool like the Fonz. I've built and raced stock cars and drag raced many years ago. He's been driving go-karts since he was a kid and on the track since he was 16 and handles a car like a man. He's 21 now. When we want to race, we go to the track. He has a Bullitt Mustang now. Never had a ticket or an accident. He's seen a few DOA accidents up close and doesn't want any part of it. We can also satisfy the need for speed on the airboat, dirt bike or 4 wheeler.
Power is control. Speed kills. When in doubt, power out.
Hear hear! Motorheads by nature are more cognizant of power and what it can do than the average doofus riding around in a car they have no business being in. I've been behind the wheel of a number of high HP cars and never once did anything stupid...I was a volunteer firefighter so I've seen what happens.

I, too, satisfy my need for adrenaline and stupidity on a dirt bike.

Your boy sounds sharp, and will enjoy this fine example of a true car guy's automobile. That's all a reflection of his upbringing, so good on you pops!
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That's one of my favorite cars! I'm jealous!

It's always reminded me a little of the car that Harold drove in the movie "Harold and Maude" (which is a great movie if you haven't seen it).



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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Hear hear! Motorheads by nature are more cognizant of power and what it can do than the average doofus riding around in a car they have no business being in. I've been behind the wheel of a number of high HP cars and never once did anything stupid...I was a volunteer firefighter so I've seen what happens.

I, too, satisfy my need for adrenaline and stupidity on a dirt bike.

Your boy sounds sharp, and will enjoy this fine example of a true car guy's automobile. That's all a reflection of his upbringing, so good on you pops!

Thanks brother. I was also a fireman for 34 years. Had the extrication equipment on our rig and handled hundreds of Jaws runs and awful accidents. He saw it up close when he rode with me. Now he's going through the FF hiring process and volunteering at a nearby FD to gain experience. High intensity living is what I know since I was young. I don't baby nor abuse anything, including my boys.
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NICE! My M Coupe has been my daily driver for the past 10 years. Hands down, the best car I have ever owned, and more fun than even a 911 for everyday street driving (at the track is a different story.) Here's mine:




Now, I'm not sure how much you already know about these cars, but that is one heck of a hand-me-down. Huge cult following to these cars, only 2600 made from 1999-2002 and said to be only about 2000 left in the country. On top of that, only about 600 were made with the S54 motor that you have, 2001-2002 models. On top of that again, you have a very desirable color. Here is a good website to get an idea of what your car is worth, and a ton of info to learn on there as well:

https://www.mcoupebuyersguide.com

Another great source:

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/f...-(E36-7-E36-8)

A guy named Randy Forbes lives near Sarasota, FL and knows everything there is to know about these cars as far as working on them. Works out of his home and is known worldwide. He invented the fix for the rear subframe issue, which you probably will learn about soon enough. PM me if you want his info, or have any questions. These cars are even more of an addiction to me than boats.

Oh, and tell your son not to turn off traction control, ever, haha...

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Thanks BiloxiGuy. I've been reading about them and they have an interesting history and production numbers. I found there are 21 of these the same. I read about Randy and the subframe problem and I'll PM you for his info. We plan on getting the fix done and the VANOS rebuilt. I appreciate it. Agree with the traction control...unless you plan on drifting...completely off the road. Lol.
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The ole clownshoe.
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They are very cool cars and will likely go up in value I think. Worth holding onto
Old 05-01-2019, 07:34 AM
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Don't put too many miles on it. Quickly becoming a classic/collectable car.

Was my dream car in HS but now i'm not so sure. I like the 1/2 series too(The 128i is a bit girly).
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Don't put too many miles on it. Quickly becoming a classic/collectable car.
Blasphemy! Drive the heck out of that car!

Old 05-02-2019, 06:22 AM
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Yes, this will be my son's daily driver. It has 92,000 on it now. I drove my older performance cars. 69 442 convertible, 72 Z28, 65 Mustang, 64 Barracuda, 57 Chevy, 71 Charger, 66 Chevy C10. Let him enjoy it behind the wheel. Can't take it with you. Use it while on this earth.

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