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Old 09-14-2021, 09:49 AM   #3841
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Well to be clear, the three-spokes looked awful on the Fox Mustang as well. But you're well-aware of my utter disdain for those pieces of automotive garbage
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:36 AM   #3842
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Ha ha that's what makes it so rad. But the interesting thing about the three spoke wheels is that those were a function of the car's original life as a Mustang; they're a direct call-out to the three spoke TRXs on the Fox bodies (and would later be echoed in the three spoke 17s on the SN95s).



I do sort of wonder if the effort to ditch the cladding and the 3 spokes after just one year was an attempt to make the car less like the Mustang it had originally been supposed to be.













In retrospect I kinda think the probe was the best looking of that group


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Old 09-14-2021, 11:07 PM   #3843
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Matter of opinion. I liked the first-gen MX-6 a lot better than the first-gen Probe, which looked like it was trying too hard with all the cladding. The three-spoke wheels were unforgivable
My grandpa had a first gen MX-6…. I was in high school, so drove it a bit. I still remember being fascinated with the shock settings…

I almost bought a 2nd gen MX-6 in ‘97. Test drove a couple that were 2 years old at the time. One had been thrashed and was in horrible shape. The other was in great shape, was in a color that I liked (the burgundy red) and had the tan leather interior. I had researched prices as best you could in those days (called a buddy with access to black book…) and they were still asking just a bit more than I was willing to pay…. If I only had an extra $1-2k at the time, I probably would have bought it.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:00 PM   #3844
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I mean nice E36 but $40K with 81K miles nice?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1999-bmw-m3-136/

Used cars are just insanity right now.

I always wanted one of these Alpina motored 4.8is’s. The pre M X5M.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-bmw-x5-4-8is-17/
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Old 09-16-2021, 12:35 AM   #3845
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I mean nice E36 but $40K with 81K miles nice?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1999-bmw-m3-136/

Used cars are just insanity right now.
Wow…same year,color and mileage as mine
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:13 AM   #3846
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IUsed cars are just insanity right now.

I always wanted one of these Alpina motored 4.8is’s. The pre M X5M.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-bmw-x5-4-8is-17/
$45K for the 4.8is is currently the going rate or so it would seem. A similar E53 4.8 with 26k miles sold for around the same a few weeks prior. Eric Keller (EAG) placed at high bid of $44k (just prior to his passing) and that seemed to weed a lot of bidders out. The car did not climb much higher from there.

Edit: Correction, the other one only had 7k miles. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-bmw-x5-4-8is-15/

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Old 09-16-2021, 08:20 AM   #3847
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Wow…same year,color and mileage as mine
Estoril / Black seems like a pretty rare combo. Most of the Estoril cars I've come across have had the Dove interior. This one was really well presented. I'd love to own it... but not for $40k
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:38 AM   #3848
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The BaT thread for the cars we won't buy, but kinda wish we would

Wow, yea this pricing is crazy. Hard to say how much of this is car market craziness vs. the market has finally adjusted long term for some of these cars just like prior gens. Also finally starting to feel real since these were the cars I interacted with right before / during my dealership days. Appreciate E30, E36, etc. - but late 90s/early 00’s was the sweet spot for me, I didn’t see the earlier models as much and didn’t have as strong of an emotional attachment. A later model year E39 M5 or E46 M3… Missed the opportunity to buy one a lot cheaper 5-10 years ago. The X5 4.8is was also a really cool car - pretty rare back then, not as common as an X5M is today. Actually met Chris Bangle once due to an X5 4.8is break down (flat tire).
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:08 AM   #3849
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Estoril / Black seems like a pretty rare combo. Most of the Estoril cars I've come across have had the Dove interior. This one was really well presented. I'd love to own it... but not for $40k
yeah mine had dove should of typed exterior color. My dove still looked pretty good so didn't bug me.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:35 AM   #3850
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yeah mine had dove should of typed exterior color. My dove still looked pretty good so didn't bug me.
Worst leather ever in the E36 M. Dove just compounded it. I know.
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