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first drive of my m535i

Post by daneil » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:39 pm

just a few piks of one of my cars first drive since owning it for a couple of months after sorting a few things on it some may say its the ugly duckling of the 80s beemers

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Post by ali » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:59 pm

Very nice.
Sporting 16" Hartge wheels too.
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Post by daneil » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:49 pm

sure their 17 if memory services me right

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Post by MCB » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:04 pm

Nothing ugly about that! I drove a well sorted M version. Same colour as yours. Best car I have ever driven. Handled like a mini on the twisty bits :D
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Post by ali » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:29 pm

daneil wrote:sure their 17 if memory services me right
Looking more at it and seeing they are split rims too then yes 17s.
Such a nice car.
The E28 really has grown on me over the past few years
(still not as pretty as an E30 though :P )
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Post by daneil » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:47 pm

ali maybe ul like this then :D Image

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Post by daneil » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:48 pm

MCB wrote:Nothing ugly about that! I drove a well sorted M version. Same colour as yours. Best car I have ever driven. Handled like a mini on the twisty bits :D
mcb any piks bud please

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Post by MCB » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:58 pm

daneil wrote:
MCB wrote:Nothing ugly about that! I drove a well sorted M version. Same colour as yours. Best car I have ever driven. Handled like a mini on the twisty bits :D
mcb any piks bud please
I do but not sure where they are. It was about 15 years ago that I went to look at the car with the view of buying it. 7.5k and I didn't buy it. I have regretted it ever since.

If I am to be honest it scared the bloody life out of me. It was chipped and so well sorted. I have never driven a car as good and fast as that since.

I will try and find the pictures, but cant promise. Bloody nice car though. D reg, dolphin grey and as clean underneath as it was on top.

You should black all the chrome out like they did on the M cars. I notice your rear lights are already done.
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Post by B10BRW » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:12 am

I have fond memories of the E28, my first newly new BMW back in the mid 80's, 1984 528i manual :D
Did 40000 trouble free miles, always with a smile on my face.
Sold it after 2 years for more than I paid for it, that started my love affair with BMW and Alpina :dance

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Post by MCB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:26 am

B10BRW wrote:I have fond memories of the E28, my first newly new BMW back in the mid 80's, 1984 528i manual :D
Did 40000 trouble free miles, always with a smile on my face.
Sold it after 2 years for more than I paid for it, that started my love affair with BMW and Alpina :dance
There were some great cars in the 80s and you could enjoy driving them back then. No speed cameras every few miles to spoil your fun :lol:
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Post by B10BRW » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:45 am

MCB wrote:
B10BRW wrote:I have fond memories of the E28, my first newly new BMW back in the mid 80's, 1984 528i manual :D
Did 40000 trouble free miles, always with a smile on my face.
Sold it after 2 years for more than I paid for it, that started my love affair with BMW and Alpina :dance
There were some great cars in the 80s and you could enjoy driving them back then. No speed cameras every few miles to spoil your fun :lol:
Yes, we had something called patrol cars, who not only kept the idiots of the road, the officers had common sense and used their discretion to do you or not :D

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Post by MCB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:06 am

Yes, patrol cars. I remember them :) You could see them a mile off.

Unlike the sneaky unmarked cars they use today :twisted:
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Post by ali » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:32 am

daneil wrote:ali maybe ul like this then :D
Oh yes that's the money shot there :D

I drove an E28 last year for the first time in lowly 520 form
It didn't feel quite as nimble as the E30 but no where near as bloated as some of the modern 3er and 5er.
In a few years if ££ allowed I'd love an E28 M5
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