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    I would love to rent any of those cars in the states for $35/day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Yeah, I was really disappointed to read that. Really sharp looking inside and out though.
    Agree on all points. Figured yíall read that article too
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    Such a badass conversion. If I was looking for a new whip this would be at the top of my list.
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    This 2010 BMW 328xi Wagon was acquired by the seller one year ago and since been fitted with the twin-turbocharged M57 3.0L diesel engine from a 2010 335d. The car is finished in Alpine White over Dakota Saddle Brown leather, and additional modifications include M Sport bumpers, ProTurbo Stage 2 turbochargers, Colt camshafts, an ATM intercooler, Ohlins coilovers, 18″ Apex wheels, F30 front brake calipers, M3 gauge cluster, and more as detailed below. This BMW wagon is now offered in Michigan with partial service records, manuals, a complete build log, PDF of every purchased part, two comfort access keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Illinois title in the sellerís name.

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    That's pretty rad. But, like the Alltrack on the last page, I can't help but wonder why someone would go through so much effort only to sell it a year or so later? Just seems weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    A bit off topic, but this winter I will be renting a vehicle for 3 weeks in Germany. My budget is about $35/day, and right now I am torn between a Land Rover Evoque, an Audi A4 avant and a BMW 320xi Touring. Really, I don't have experience with any of these models, but I will need to seat 3 comfortably with addition cargo space for 3 suitcases. Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    That's pretty rad. But, like the Alltrack on the last page, I can't help but wonder why someone would go through so much effort only to sell it a year or so later? Just seems weird.
    I agree its stupid to build up cars and then sell them at a loss, but strangely I know a few guys who love to do just that. I know a guy who probably dropped over 100k into an audi and then sold the thing a few years later for $45k. I dont understand the hobby of flushing $$$ down into a car, but apparently its really fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil E View Post
    I agree its stupid to build up cars and then sell them at a loss, but strangely I know a few guys who love to do just that. I know a guy who probably dropped over 100k into an audi and then sold the thing a few years later for $45k. I dont understand the hobby of flushing $$$ down into a car, but apparently its really fun.
    Not for me, but people like to work on cars, (just to work on cars). At least there's something to sell when you're done. Nobody's buying my powder tracks.

    I've driven the avant and the bmw wagon, and sat in the Evoque. There's plenty of room for 3 and luggage in all 3. I did 4 people and luggage for a week in a MB sedan once. I'd pick a wagon for the trip. Fuck that stupid Evoque. BMW's a fair bit faster than the others, even w/ the 320 engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Shirk View Post
    Sounds like an technological nightmare to drive.

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    I do like to work on cars, and I would imagine he didn't lose too much money. Chassis had 200k+ on it, so probably cost him a few grand. Get the drivetrain out of a wrecked x5d for a few grand, a few grand in parts to get it hooked up, now you are looking at what, $10k in parts? $15k? $5k in labor, $20k, sold for $34k, sounds like a good flush to me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    A bit off topic, but this winter I will be renting a vehicle for 3 weeks in Germany. My budget is about $35/day, and right now I am torn between a Land Rover Evoque, an Audi A4 avant and a BMW 320xi Touring. Really, I don't have experience with any of these models, but I will need to seat 3 comfortably with addition cargo space for 3 suitcases. Any thoughts?
    BMW has the ThreeTwinkieZero engine, the Rogue will have a lot more more HP. Back are is small for a SUV but 3 'regular' suitcases should squeeze in. I've only ridden in one, never driven it. Avant may work but rental versions may be low horsepower like the BMW.

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    Working on cars and loosing a big chunk and not even enjoying what you built seems dumb, I guess unless you have money to piss away. Building something and making some profit, or even breaking close to even after enjoying it, would seem more aligned with normal.

    That wagon did look sweet. But I too wonder some of the real back stories behind some of these cars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    A bit off topic, but this winter I will be renting a vehicle for 3 weeks in Germany. My budget is about $35/day, and right now I am torn between a Land Rover Evoque, an Audi A4 avant and a BMW 320xi Touring. Really, I don't have experience with any of these models, but I will need to seat 3 comfortably with addition cargo space for 3 suitcases. Any thoughts?
    Iíve got a 3-series wagon and it fits 3 people; skis for 3 + 3 boot bags and 3 duffels. Still room for backpacks, jackets and a snack bag.

    Substitute 3 boot bags and 3 duffels with suitcases and you would still have room for 3 sets skis/poles (note: none longer than 190)

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    Oh man. My mercedes guy sez giv'r. Gonna take a look tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    I do like to work on cars, and I would imagine he didn't lose too much money. Chassis had 200k+ on it, so probably cost him a few grand. Get the drivetrain out of a wrecked x5d for a few grand, a few grand in parts to get it hooked up, now you are looking at what, $10k in parts? $15k? $5k in labor, $20k, sold for $34k, sounds like a good flush to me....

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    If the math really worked out like that it's definitely a nice little play. You would certainly know better than me. What about the alltrack guy? Seems more likely he took a hit.

    My only decent frame of reference is high end custom/unique builds on MTBs, and people always take a bath on those.


    ETA: How high are the odds that these franken cars could turn out to have expensive problems down the line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFugitive View Post
    Oh man. My mercedes guy sez giv'r. Gonna take a look tomorrow

    2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 4matic Wagon

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    Definitely worth a look. This is a sweet ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    That's pretty rad. But, like the Alltrack on the last page, I can't help but wonder why someone would go through so much effort only to sell it a year or so later? Just seems weird.
    Lucky he didn't pitch it at the track. Now you could own it and track it yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Definitely worth a look. This is a sweet ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    If the math really worked out like that it's definitely a nice little play. You would certainly know better than me. What about the alltrack guy? Seems more likely he took a hit.

    My only decent frame of reference is high end custom/unique builds on MTBs, and people always take a bath on those.


    ETA: How high are the odds that these franken cars could turn out to have expensive problems down the line?

    If the BMW ones are done right, they really should look factory, as they are just like big lego sets, everything sort of fits together. Being a 35d engine, it will likely have expensive repair bills down the road. They have emissions crap that goes wrong with them, and are a nightmare to fix. A buddy of mine just had his x5d bong at him, and was quoted $3500 to fix it. He is selling it and keeping his old e34 5 series, more reliable.

    Incidentally, the e34 my buddy has is a 540i with a 6 speed swap installed, and unless you ran the VIN to see it was originally an auto, you would have no way of knowing. All factory parts, no check engine/trans lights, properly done.

    As for Alltracks, and allroads, I avoid VW/Audi stuff. Got to know one later model Audi, and was done after 6 months. No more for me thanks.

    Take a high end MTB build, and compare that to a high end custom car build, BMW, porsche whatever, modified with high end stuff, you will almost always take a bath, just like a high end custom mtb build. Reasons are similar. Only way you will get top dollar, is if someone else has the exact same wants as you do. Then you have to worry about convincing the buyer that the mods were done right, car was not hooned, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnslow View Post
    I think those allroads are great cars as long as you don't need a turbo(s) replacement. I hear it's like $5-8k since you need to remove the engine/tranny for the turbos to be replaced.
    I know you are talking about Allroads but this made me curious how much to change the turbo on my Alltrack and I come up with about $600 labor and maybe $1200 or so for the Turbo brand new - at least the IS20 is about 1200, could not find the price for the smaler IS12 with quick google search but I think I can assume it would be the same or less. Used IS12's that people take off with low miles to tune their cars to the bigger turbos seem to be $200 or so. Regardless probably a job I would try to do myself to save the $600 labor. I think the downpipe and everything else has to come out the bottom and that requires a lift to get it twisted out of there...maybe the biggest hassle.

    I don't have a piece of shit CVT at least.

    Anyway, still have a few years or 60k miles left on the factory warrranty and paid less for the wagon that a lot of people pay for a Chevy Cruze.

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    I didn't know "Bud" was a Russian name. Do they have a before photo for the salvage repair ?

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    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ting=239176720

    Pretty decent price, but showing one reported accident...

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    Does anyone here on TGR have the Buick Tourx? Curious what real-world usage experience is like, from someone who would use it like I would: how is the AWD in snow, what's it like on mountain passes (whether it has sufficient power, does the transmission hunt constantly with a load of skiers + gear), what's MPG like with a ski box or bikes on the roof (or on a hitch) -- stuff like that, which no car review site will ever have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Does anyone here on TGR have the Buick Tourx? Curious what real-world usage experience is like, from someone who would use it like I would: how is the AWD in snow, what's it like on mountain passes (whether it has sufficient power, does the transmission hunt constantly with a load of skiers + gear), what's MPG like with a ski box or bikes on the roof (or on a hitch) -- stuff like that, which no car review site will ever have.
    japolnik had an update article recently from a TourX that they had driven 10K miles and came from an aging forester I think. do some googles
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