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Re: Apples to Oranges... Yep.BMW still an unfair comparison !
Posted by neil dale [Email] (#2111) [Profile/Gallery] (more from neil dale) on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:08:10

In Reply to: Apples to Oranges... Yep., PGAero [Profile/Gallery] , Thu, 2 Nov 2017 08:10:32
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Well don't wait too long if you want an E 46 BMW (2002) the word is out they are very good and the avg mileage now as per kelly blue book is :"(quite high ) Typical mileage for this vehicle is 145,604 !! (2002)and the avg price (fr a dealer is 3,500-4,500 $ not bad !-verts are more (they warn that" most cars will need some repairs" !)from a private party is 3,500$ +/- wowo pretty cheap ! and heaps to choose from! FYI one stat in our favor of viggen ownership is # produced my AZ plate says "1 of 322" as there were only 322 imported in 02' (and only 72 silver verts ) let's compare that to the BMW sales in the USA for 3 series (all models ):115,428
I like having a rare different car! (SAAB) and a VIGGEN! yep, I got a bit off the beam mentioning late BMW faults (steering rack ) in a late model, but it was a direct refutation of his criticism of Saab racks ! and BMW had had 10 + years to improve on the rack fr a Saab design. (which is quite good, affordable to repair, ABLE to be repaired! -unlike BMW( as per the magazines) and the Saab rack is on the firewall too so out of the way and protected ) here's what one BMW E46 owner said: "She can be a bit fussy, maintenance is key! Be prepared to spend more than you will with a Honda, but then again this is no rice burner. Fit and finish is top of the line, quality is found at every turn. You don't buy this car because it is an economical grocery mover or "Mom Mobile". You buy this car because it is a joy to drive, has power on tap, and at the end of a hard day is therapeutic to drop the top!" I think I would enjoy one (BMW) as it would appeal to my inner hot rodder - it's not under warranty and you can do a lot of creative, cost-effective improvements by judicious BMW parts swapping (first project an engine fr an M-3 and all the good bits too ) so you could do yourself a "viggen BMW" !~ and the Saab community is really good but the BMW dwarfs ours !in size, volume anyway ! I brought up the new BMW as to make the point that you need to buy an " older" one to get" the good one" but of course, you could address all-new BMW" faults" by throwing $, parts at it er, (well except WEIGHT ! IT's becoming very corpulent !) so you can optimise it as we can and should do to our Viggens! as far as a vert? , cv? used to be ALL "REAL " sports cars were verts, roadsters you are missing a LOT of thrill if ya' can't "drop the top " and there are vert cars now w/ nearly the same chassis rigidity as a coupe/ sedan so no more excuses! still for now I'll stick w/ my Saab and keep optimising it!

_______________________________________ viggen02


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