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My new to me E88 135i

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Galo
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Top up pic is with aftermarket wheels and Conti ECS tires. I put Michelin snows on the OEM wheels.

  • Top down pic is getting gas on the way home, the day I bought it, Saturday, 2/27/21. Sorry it took so long to get pics up.
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"Think as we think", say many Spyder owners, "or you are abominably wicked, you are a toad". After I'd thought about, I said "I will then, be a toad."
Thank you, Stephen Crane

 
Posted : April 8, 2022 11:06 pm
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Uncle Mush
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Congratulations on your new ride.

 
Posted : April 9, 2022 3:51 am
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Thank you, UM!  I did a lot of research, and got a 5year/50000mile warranty...these things have a tendency to require expensive repairs! I put way more miles on it last year, due to my Spyder being down 3 months. My plan is for the warranty to run out of years before miles LOL

"Think as we think", say many Spyder owners, "or you are abominably wicked, you are a toad". After I'd thought about, I said "I will then, be a toad."
Thank you, Stephen Crane

 
Posted : April 9, 2022 4:55 pm
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Very nice,

can’t beat a let down top

That blue is spectacular 

 
Posted : April 9, 2022 6:17 pm
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Very nice!

 
Posted : April 11, 2022 7:10 pm
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Thanks, CSPIDY! And yup, top down is always good! It's kind of a grandpa car, 'cause the grandkids like going for rides, on the close-to-me twisties, with the top down. BMW had 2-3 different blues, and I prefer "my" Deep Sea Blue Metallic. I'd almost get my Spyder painted the same, but I've grown rather fond of the Solar Yellow,

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And thank you, turbo_jimbo! It took me a while to get an avatar up(after I thread jacked Patrick's E82 128i buy thread 🤒), but it finally happened! Without him posting that thread, I probably would have never pursued any 135i! I'd have the ~$9k I've spent(so far) smiling at me in my bank/cu accounts, but heck, I can't take it with me, right!?

"Think as we think", say many Spyder owners, "or you are abominably wicked, you are a toad". After I'd thought about, I said "I will then, be a toad."
Thank you, Stephen Crane

 
Posted : April 13, 2022 7:54 pm
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@galo My older 330Cic was deeper blue, yours looks better in the sun.  But the 330 is gone - traffic incident - fortunately it was the only injury.  Was thinking about the E88 but prices are holding me back. Also have the solar yellow - with exception of the hood - which is gravel polka-dot 😡 

 

$9k in the bank today is only worth $8k next month (inflation) - drive and enjoy

 
Posted : April 14, 2022 3:39 am
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Very nice mate. Irony for myself is I have never particularly liked BMW's and now find myself with both one of their cars and bikes. 

Cranky, cantankerous, sarcastic Scottish git whose interests are beer, cars, motorbikes and scuba diving.
Currently driving a 2018 sapphire blue Porsche 718 Boxster and riding a 2020 BMW S1000R Sport..

 
Posted : April 14, 2022 9:04 am
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Rd...glad the 330 was the only injury...been there, done that with a C2 Vette and '04 Spyder. "gravel polka-dot"-...I like that!

Oh, I'm not complaining about the $9k, just stating facts. I have to work, If I'm going to have fun stuff, and I don't plan on having a lot sitting in an account! Also, I paid $13k for mine(which for a 56k miles, 10+ year old car was good), and I got a 5year/50,000mile warranty. My research told me either don't buy one, or get a warranty. The new wheels and tires are $2800 of the $9k, so well worth it, imo.

 

Nelix...me also. Maybe a '60's 2000CS, 2002 or 320i(back when), but the newer stuff made me puke...except for the 1Series, and now, the new Z's. I liked the "1's" from the get go, but didn't have the money. Now... 😊 

"Think as we think", say many Spyder owners, "or you are abominably wicked, you are a toad". After I'd thought about, I said "I will then, be a toad."
Thank you, Stephen Crane

 
Posted : April 14, 2022 6:52 pm
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Posted by: @cspidy

Very nice,

That blue is spectacular 

My phone's(Note 20 Ultra) camera is terrific in color rendering. It reminds me of "Kodachrome(Simon&Garfunkel)"..."They give us those nice, bright,  colors..."

"Think as we think", say many Spyder owners, "or you are abominably wicked, you are a toad". After I'd thought about, I said "I will then, be a toad."
Thank you, Stephen Crane

 
Posted : April 16, 2022 1:02 pm
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