Christian’s 2000 BMW E46 330ci

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I never thought I would say this, but I bought and own a BMW! Let me give that statement some context- BMW’s don’t have the best reputation in my family. My Dad owned a 2005 BMW E65 735i Sport from 2009-2010. “The single most unreliable car I’ve ever owned”, in his words. It was a brilliant machine to drive, and was actually the very first car I drove prior to learning how to drive a manual. Cue the haters, but I am a partial lover of the infamous bangle-butt generation of the BMW 7. Something about it screams unparalleled practicality whilst also having supercomputer power. However, that was also the car’s achilles heel. The E65 was just stupidly complicated. My Father’s example had numerous problems with the iDrive system, engine timing chain components, and a large number of sensors that simply decided to go on strike and stop working for no apparent reason. As you could’ve guessed, this caused the car’s systems to go haywire. All those headaches from an (at the time) 5 year old with only 65,000km. This was supposed to be The Ultimate Driving Machine. What was I in for when I purchased my 16 year old, 110,000km 330ci? One word: bliss. Continue reading

Colton’s 2001 BMW 540i/6 Information

540_Driveway1On Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 5:08 AM I turned the key to the first ignition slot on what would turn into one of the biggest decisions of my life thus far.

Let me start from the beginning.  I’ve always been interested in automobiles, ever since I was a young boy.  I was the boy who had a box full of matchbox cars which I would drive around on the floor for hours imagining different scenarios.  I had quite the imagination.  As I grew older, I started to lean towards Ford trucks, mainly because my father had purchased a 2002 F-150 Super-crew.  That truck was all I knew as far as vehicles were concerned, that was until I met a friend of mine:  Ryan Schultz. Continue reading