Photo by Salt Water New England

Saturday, March 14, 2020

In Town, Last Summer...

Photo by Salt Water New England

17 comments:

  1. My favorite BMW model the 2002 what preppy classic of the 80s

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  2. I remember one summer day back in 1971 when my sister's best friend drove up to our house in a brand new one of these. As I recall, I wasn't very impressed -- although solidly built (and German) -- it looked too boxy for my young (i.e. foolish) taste. The girl told me she (her parents actually) paid around $4000 for it (I know this sounds crazy today, but that's what they cost back then.) Anyway, over the years I think I've grown in my appreciation of classics like the 2002.

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  3. They always remind me of the Jack Lemon car chase in The China Syndrome ...........

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  4. I visited the Grosse Pointe home of a girl I dated during college in the ‘70’s. Her father asked me to park my 2002 behind the garage where the neighbors would not see it.

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    1. Too close to the Motor City....home of the Big Three.

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  5. This looks like a '74-'76 Bimmer. Bimmers were very chic in the early to mid '70s. Jackie Onassis owned a dark green 4 door 3.0 (a higher version of the Bavaria) in New York in the '70s. Bimmers are not so chic anymore. Teslas are.

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    1. Who cares about what is chic. The issue is a quality BMW.

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    2. I'm with Anonymous above, er, below.

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  6. Still in style for people with style

    Old Bostonian

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  7. Hop all my SWNE neighbors stay safe and healthy over the next few weeks!!

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  8. Will never go out of style! Timeless. Thanks so very much.

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  9. I owned a 2002 and unfortunately spent way too much time under the hood.

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  10. Substance over style. Volvo owner 1992 DL Wagon & 1983 GL 245 Wagon. However, the BMW 1999 iT Wagon my wife drove was sweet. As with all vintage cars, you had better have the Factory or Bentley Manuals.

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  11. A friend of mine in college who actually was a bus driver for the university had a 2002tii. He traded in his old Saab 96 on it. He wrecked it within a year. That was around 1970 or 71, by which time I already had my Rover 2000TC, which I never wrecked (but I had wrecked my Land-Rover). Pity. At the time, BMWs were considered to be real sports cars and a step up from MGs and Triumphs but not exactly in E-type territory. There were actually more Volvo P1800s around than BMWs.

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  12. My husband is a big fan of BMW. We have had two so far and *knock on wood* never had a day's problem with them other than a blown tire from a nail in the road. Nice to know some brands still take QA seriously. Speaking of which, have you seen BMW's new i4? Who said electric cars have to be slow and boring!

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