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peugoby
10-03-2011, 01:51 AM
Hey Guys,
This is my new DD. I still have the Legacy wagon for hauling & nasty weather.

I bought it from the 2nd owner locally. He had purchased it ten years ago certified pre-owned from Rasmussen BMW in Portland. I have all the service records. Its in what I consider to be excellent condition & needs absolutely nothing mechanically! It also has a set of nice brand new Yokohama tires all around.

Its oxford green over tan leather on 17x8 style 19's.

I'm in love. I got 25mpg on my last tank running 92 octane. It doesn't squeak, rattle, thud or do anything stupid. It's also been garaged its entire life! I've been looking for the right car for over six months. I had driven many A4's, V70R's, GC Impreza 2.5RS, etc etc. After going and looking at over 10 cars in person I knew this was the one once he opened the garage door. I'm thrilled, so please don't hate cause I still own a Legacy as well :wink:

Here's an iPhone teaser pic.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/10/photo1-1.jpg

prodriver1
10-03-2011, 10:06 AM
I would never h8 on a bimmer! especialy a 5series and to top that its a 4.0 v8! that car is a BOSS! (ghostly voice) "suuuper chaarg itttt". omg who said that... you better do what they say man, always listen to the voices :smt023

Airgne
10-03-2011, 11:23 AM
nice find. keep it clean. tint those windows!!!!

Huffer
10-04-2011, 11:46 AM
Slick. I like those cars.

peugoby
10-04-2011, 07:39 PM
Thanks for the comments guys.

No way it will receive tint, not my thing.

Prodriver, its actually got a 4.4l V8 :)

No mods planned except ordering the original BMW roundel center cap stickers & a Dinan chip further down the road.

prodriver1
10-04-2011, 11:22 PM
Thanks for the comments guys.

No way it will receive tint, not my thing.

Prodriver, its actually got a 4.4l V8 :)

No mods planned except ordering the original BMW roundel center cap stickers & a Dinan chip further down the road.
oh ya 4.4!! I forgot. there is even a guy in my town with a 4.4 badge on his and I still forgot.

Outbackid
10-10-2011, 10:31 PM
I like it. These things with a new exhaust sound like Zeus belching a cloud of fire. You should get one.

prodriver1
10-11-2011, 09:49 AM
^ word :smt023

peugoby
10-12-2011, 09:38 PM
I'd love to get a Dinan cat-back system. I just want something subtle. Its seriously so quiet right now!
No other updates other than I had the valve cover gaskets done, new spark plugs, air filter, micro air filter and drive belts put in. Mileage has been right around 20 on 92 octane - not bad!

Here's some new, overexposed pictures. Sigh. The pictures do the car absolutely no justice. The paint is super deep & has been garaged its whole life.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/10/IMG_0835-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/10/IMG_0822-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/10/IMG_0825-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/10/IMG_0827-1.jpg

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/10/IMG_0826-1.jpg

The interior is a little dirty, I haven't had the opportunity to vacuum in a couple weeks.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/10/IMG_0831-1.jpg

Okin DaVanh
12-23-2011, 04:55 PM
:smt017 How did I miss this. You're like my alter ego from the other side of the states :lol:
1st, you have a Ruby Red BD, and I had the Wagon.... I get a Boston Green E36.... you have the 540i. :smt023
My Little (yes, the youngest) brother had a heavily modded 98 540i/6speed.
We pulled the motor/stripped to the block and rebuilt/pnp heads, valve upgrades etc... replaced the clutch and added suspension, headers and did an M5 exhaust to boot. I loved this thing. He recently sold it. Looking forward to seeing some updates.

geckoboy86
12-23-2011, 05:10 PM
What is with us Subie guys and Bimmers?
I don't own one but I've always like the 318s

Okin DaVanh
12-23-2011, 05:32 PM
The Legacy was considered competition for BMW as sales of the 3series were escalating.

2000gtb
12-23-2011, 11:51 PM
me got an e36 M3 too.. :grin:

oops forgot the pic
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/12/1324702213-1.jpg

Dead91silvia
12-24-2011, 11:28 AM
You know, I just drove a friends (I think its an 03-04) 5 Series (what ever is right below the M5). Drives nice, lots of power, but the seats suck balls! That is a clean car though! My friend just had the alternator replaced on his about a year ago, cost was $1700, the part was $1200... Crazy huh?!