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    Turned traitor...

    After two and a half years of wedded bliss with the 405, I've taken on another car.
    Just yesterday I bought a 1984 BMW 528i manual, with 340'000kms on the clock, for $2600.
    It's just opened up another world, beyond 160bhp where few French cars ever venture (let alone affordable ones).

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    This means I shall have to part with the Froggy.
    But I will miss the wonderful brakes, comfy seats, benign handling, supple ride, fat leather steering wheel, power windows and working aircon of the 405...

    Anyone know if there's a good Aussiekrauts message board around?
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    Give him 6 months. He'll be back evil
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    I was seriously looking at BMWs before I bought my pug, only getting the one and only 505 I looked at because all the BMWs in my price range were in poor condition.

    I must admit I wasn't keen on the early 80s 5 series as from what I gather they were quite a let down in regards to handling (I'm sure they are still really good though). I completely understand the desire for a sweet six though, nothing like the straight sixes out of Bavaria!

    I just hope for you sake it proves to be reliable.

    I don't know about Aussiekrauts, aber Aufenthalt herum an hier, zu finden ist hart, als freundliche Gruppe Leute. AuŖerdem ist ein BMW auf der folgenden Kreuzfahrt willkommen.
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    "All of its cars from the 1.1 litre 205 through the ugly duckling 309 to the 2.2 litre 505 GTi had a rightness and a righteousness about them that turned every humdrum drive into a journey. Someone, I once wrote, in the bowels of Peugeot understands handling and how a chassis should feel." - Jeremy Clarkson

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    Jez 405:
    After two and a half years of wedded bliss with the 405, I've taken on another car.
    Just yesterday I bought a 1984 BMW 528i manual, with 340'000kms on the clock, for $2600.
    It's just opened up another world, beyond 160bhp where few French cars ever venture (let alone affordable ones).

    This means I shall have to part with the Froggy.
    But I will miss the wonderful brakes, comfy seats, benign handling, supple ride, fat leather steering wheel, power windows and working aircon of the 405...

    Anyone know if there's a good Aussiekrauts message board around?
    do you want another one for spares ???
    there is one here in town just up the road for around $350 i think
    needs a head gasket
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    Congratulations Jeremy.

    You'll have to show it to me sometime soon.
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    Make sure I'm there too.

    Maybe this would be a good time to borrow the M3? We could have a BMW driver's day .
    Nick
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    Yeah, congrats. I too was seriously considering a burgundy 1985 BMW 528, right before I bought the Pug. A beautiful car, seemed to be immaculate throughout, and full to the brim with all the features. Even had a keypad on the dash that was both an engine immobiliser and trip computer.

    Basically I got scared off by maintenance and parts costs. Best of luck with yours though, any particular reason why you've changed cars?

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    Congratulations Jeremy.

    You'll have to show it to me sometime soon.
    Craig - I'll be back with a Xantia or 406, but I reckon that will take longer than six months... The 405 will remain in the family, which means I'll still be asked to 'make it clean' and 'fix it back' now and again.
    Looks like my parents are giving my younger sister the 405. She's whining because she wants a Suzuki Vitara - ungrateful brat...

    Nick, Tim, anyone else in the area, lets meet up at a local school carpark or something this week - tentatively Tuesday afternoon? You guys are on holidays right? Could do a spot of car swapping (what's that about an M3??)

    Richard, no particular reason for changing cars - I guess I just wanted to go back to manual transmission. Been following the Trading Post for awhile and this one came up stupidly cheap. Bought it that very day. It's not an Executive though, so no sunroof, leather, cruise or trip computer. Thankfully, no TRX rims either. The only Executive manual I saw on the market was going for $7k!
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    Jeremy sounds good (yes, we're on holidays).

    My uncle has an E46 M3 and he has been telling me he wants me to have a drive of it (I've been egging him on with stories of driving new turbo volvos ). It would be a weekend thing though

    I'll bring the 505 though, I'm not sure that you've ever been in mine.
    Nick
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    Sadly I'm unavailable tuesday afternoon. But anytime late Tuesday or anytime wednesday would be great!

    Or on Saturday actually too.

    I'm not doing much today either (Monday).
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    Sergetov:
    Sadly I'm unavailable tuesday afternoon. But anytime late Tuesday or anytime wednesday would be great!

    Or on Saturday actually too.

    I'm not doing much today either (Monday).
    Ok, how about Wednesday morning, say 10am? Gotta send my mum to the airport in the afternoon though.

    Any ideas for a venue? I'm thinking there's a nice carpark opposite the Safeways near Mt Waverley Village - next to Blockbuster.
    I'd ask you guys to meet at my place, but it's on a corner and we'd have to park in the street which is not too good for car ogling...
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    Jez 405:
    After two and a half years of wedded bliss with the 405, I've taken on another car.
    Just yesterday I bought a 1984 BMW 528i manual, with 340'000kms on the clock, for $2600.
    It's just opened up another world, beyond 160bhp where few French cars ever venture (let alone affordable ones).

    This means I shall have to part with the Froggy.
    But I will miss the wonderful brakes, comfy seats, benign handling, supple ride, fat leather steering wheel, power windows and working aircon of the 405...

    Anyone know if there's a good Aussiekrauts message board around?
    Well, you're only 20hp or so over 160 there, hopefully that will be enough to help counter the weight difference

    keep an eye on it mechanically....they can get expensive fast.......

    E28s can be nice though, I hope it goes well for you

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    Was worried you did'nt frequent the forum anymore Dave.

    Jeremy,

    We could meet behind the Ashburton shops on the NQR side? Otherwise the carpark in Mt. Waverley is fine. (On Wednesday 10am)

    Cheers,

    Tim.
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    I could probably come and meet you guys on Wednesday morning to catch up with things, before I head off to uni (we're on holidays but I've got a few things to finish off...). And you'll get to see the degraded state the Pug is currently in cry .

    Could someone confirm where and when?

    Jez, it's probably better that it hasn't got all the extra fancy stuff. Less things to stop working. Nice as they are to have, it's not very nice having to fix them when they stuff up ($$$$).

    Cheers,
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    you sure you don't want this other one for parts ????
    may be cheaper in the long run to have a spares Baby Mercedes Wagon
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    pugrambo:
    you sure you don't want this other one for parts ????
    may be cheaper in the long run to have a spares Baby Mercedes Wagon
    Thanks, but I don't have anywhere to keep a spare car.... parents would not be happy. Although if I did, I'd love a spare Executive, if only for the cruise control bits.

    Ashburton shops is fine - will do then. What road, whereabouts exactly? I'm not all that familiar with the area as I tend to just pass by along High Street Rd. 10am it is.
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    How about the car park behind the nusury? Basically go down High St, turn right into Marquis St, you'll see a large carpark on your left. (Melways 60: D9)

    <small>[ 30 September 2003, 08:39 AM: Message edited by: nJm ]</small>
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    Yeah, thats the one, see you all there
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    Look forward to it dance
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    Yeah, thats the one, see you all there
    And Deka's on his way back mallet

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    Jeremy,

    have a look at:
    <a href="http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/bmw.html" target="_blank">http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/bmw.html</a>
    Nick
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    "All of its cars from the 1.1 litre 205 through the ugly duckling 309 to the 2.2 litre 505 GTi had a rightness and a righteousness about them that turned every humdrum drive into a journey. Someone, I once wrote, in the bowels of Peugeot understands handling and how a chassis should feel." - Jeremy Clarkson

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    nJm:
    Jeremy,

    have a look at:
    <a href="http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/bmw.html" target="_blank">http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/bmw.html</a>
    I like this comment

    "UK dealers seem to organise fewer customer events than their American counterparts."

    When was the last time a Pug dealer organised an event (other then here's a new model in the show room - woopee) for it's loyal customers ????

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    Yep, I'll be there. See you guys tomorrow then.

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    Earlier: 505 GTi Executive '85
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    Hey guys, it was great catching up this morning. Jez, your BMW was definitely a great a buy, a very very nice car. dance

    Hopefully I should have the photos up over the next few days. Watch this space.

    Cheers,
    Richard
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    Hahaha, beat you to it

    <img src="http://www.autotrader.com.au/Photos/4260431.jpg" alt=" - " />

    Amazing what you find on Autotrader...

    It was fun. I really liked it, would love to get some straight six action! I think it could do with a smaller (and fatter) steering wheel though. It's current wheel compares to the likes of that found in the 505, so not something that a car claiming to provide 'sheer driving pleasure' should be equiped with .

    Thanks to Richard and Jeremy for giving me an opportunity to try something new .

    <small>[ 01 October 2003, 10:31 PM: Message edited by: nJm ]</small>
    Nick
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    "All of its cars from the 1.1 litre 205 through the ugly duckling 309 to the 2.2 litre 505 GTi had a rightness and a righteousness about them that turned every humdrum drive into a journey. Someone, I once wrote, in the bowels of Peugeot understands handling and how a chassis should feel." - Jeremy Clarkson

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