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Hi

I would like to introduce you to the god and savior of automatic torque converter transmissions

The ZF 8 speed transmission. First time I drove it was in a F30 316i and boy did the transmission mask the puny engine and heavy body well. Smooth, fast and responsive. DSG “feels” more engaging in spirited driving, and surely its faster, but guess what? The ZF has no jerk at crawling speeds.
Hahaha yeah I know, maybe time to upgrade already now but unfortunately no budget yet. I'm a bit interested in the 328i F30 MSport but not really itching for it either. My itch lies more in some AWD now which unfortunately do not use this ZF8.
 

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Hahaha yeah I know, maybe time to upgrade already now but unfortunately no budget yet. I'm a bit interested in the 328i F30 MSport but not really itching for it either. My itch lies more in some AWD now which unfortunately do not use this ZF8.
Why AWD? No practical applications in Malaysia since we have no snow. Unless you travel in gravel. What’s your rational on this? Or it’s just something you want.

My experience in AWD is very limited. It was more of a 4WD with transfer case engaged to 4 wheel high speed. The sensation is more “feel” on the front (usually it’s 2 wheel rear drive), but practically no difference on tarmac.

RWD is oh wow the thing turns so much better than a FWD.
 
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You do that.. and sell me your E46.... please. Pretty pretty please. I'll throw in free Volvo detailing for you too.


I just finished watching Kon's E39 journey and I'm quite frightened by the suspension replacement costs. Jeez.. why can't them Germans make anything easy?

Ok so no 2.8. That kinda limits the cars I can see. I've only seen two 2.5L and both had a lot of issues I suspect I'd bitch a lot about.
Have it occurred to you that the Volvo may be as complex as the E39 for maintenance?
 

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Why AWD? No practical applications in Malaysia since we have no snow. Unless you travel in gravel. What’s your rational on this? Or it’s just something you want.

My experience in AWD is very limited. It was more of a 4WD with transfer case engaged to 4 wheel high speed. The sensation is more “feel” on the front (usually it’s 2 wheel rear drive), but practically no difference on tarmac.

RWD is oh wow the thing turns so much better than a FWD.
Just something I want I guess, coz never had one before, plus the cars that have them can accelerate bloody fast too with much more traction. Should be safer and faster also in the wet.

Agree though that RWD turns better than FWD, just more neutral feeling. Having said that I think my son's Swift can smoke my Mark X in the turns due to its very agile handling!
 

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But in terms of road tax costs, no reason to pick the M52TU 2.8L over the M54 2.5L.
Agreed that for most intents are purpose, that there's no real difference between 2.5 vs 2.8 ...cept for pulling away and going uphill & those internal forged bits

Have it occurred to you that the Volvo may be as complex as the E39 for maintenance?
Probably more complex
 

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Have it occurred to you that the Volvo may be as complex as the E39 for maintenance?
I've checked. The Volvo isn't. But costlier it is.


Anyway, some updates.

I've seen 2 E39s and one was mechanically sound but the electric seats, power windows were pretty much shot and had some lights on the dash. If not mistaken it was airbag warning and brake warning (probably pads). Another wouldn't downshift after flooring it but had manual interior. Didn't like either.

Test drove a e60 525i that had really bad door panels front and back, steering warning light and airbag lights were on and pretty much that stopped me from looking at any other E60. Nice to drive just that electronics breaking down scares me.

Saw a Civic EK 4-door that was heavily customized, like electric power steering pump from a mini, aircon from dunno what car, a gi-normous whale penis intake manifold etc etc. Too impractical for a daily.

Saw a pre-LCI e39 that was selling cheap, interior was shot and the engine was a little funny. Pre-facelifted cars according to Ixeo is a bad idea since BMW fixed issues post LCI cars. It didn't drive well either, explains the super low price (10k).

Sigh. It sucks being so broke you don't have much choice for cars.
 

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I've checked. The Volvo isn't. But costlier it is.


Anyway, some updates.

I've seen 2 E39s and one was mechanically sound but the electric seats, power windows were pretty much shot and had some lights on the dash. If not mistaken it was airbag warning and brake warning (probably pads). Another wouldn't downshift after flooring it but had manual interior. Didn't like either.

Test drove a e60 525i that had really bad door panels front and back, steering warning light and airbag lights were on and pretty much that stopped me from looking at any other E60. Nice to drive just that electronics breaking down scares me.

Saw a Civic EK 4-door that was heavily customized, like electric power steering pump from a mini, aircon from dunno what car, a gi-normous whale penis intake manifold etc etc. Too impractical for a daily.

Saw a pre-LCI e39 that was selling cheap, interior was shot and the engine was a little funny. Pre-facelifted cars according to Ixeo is a bad idea since BMW fixed issues post LCI cars. It didn't drive well either, explains the super low price (10k).

Sigh. It sucks being so broke you don't have much choice for cars.
A friend of mine working as doctor with the gomen bought an E60 525 for about 40k.
mileage is below 100k km. Once he got the car last year he already changed all the worn out suspension bushings which cost RM1500++.

Its a very tidy car on the inside.outside is so-so as he dont look after it. The gearbox is jerking on 1st and 2nd. Very good overall considering its price. I was again surprised how well the car ride on 18inch rim. super comfy, well damped. Parts according to him is easy to source and price is reasonable according to him..he is earning doctor salary after all.

His front main beam bulb blown and cost him few hundred...for a bulb.

On another note....have u ever seen or know the existance of the Mitsubishi Pajero Evo?
Not to be confused with Storm Evo or Outlander Evo. A legend this one...
 
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A friend of mine working as doctor with the gomen bought an E60 525 for about 40k.
mileage is below 100k km. Once he got the car last year he already changed all the worn out suspension bushings which cost RM1500++.

Its a very tidy car on the inside.outside is so-so as he dont look after it. The gearbox is jerking on 1st and 2nd. Very good overall considering its price. I was again surprised how well the car ride on 18inch rim. super comfy, well damped. Parts according to him is easy to source and price is reasonable according to him..he is earning doctor salary after all.

His front main beam bulb blown and cost him few hundred...for a bulb.

On another note....have u ever seen or know the existance of the Mitsubishi Pajero Evo?
Not to be confused with Storm Evo or Outlander Evo. A legend this one...
I know the parts for the E60 isn't hard to source and reasonably priced (not gonna pretend it's cheap) but I'm concerned of worn out electronics and wiring. This will cost a lot to fix on these complicated cars.

Not a fan of the Pajero cars so can't say I've heard of the Pajero Evo
 

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I've checked. The Volvo isn't. But costlier it is.


Anyway, some updates.

I've seen 2 E39s and one was mechanically sound but the electric seats, power windows were pretty much shot and had some lights on the dash. If not mistaken it was airbag warning and brake warning (probably pads). Another wouldn't downshift after flooring it but had manual interior. Didn't like either.

Test drove a e60 525i that had really bad door panels front and back, steering warning light and airbag lights were on and pretty much that stopped me from looking at any other E60. Nice to drive just that electronics breaking down scares me.

Saw a Civic EK 4-door that was heavily customized, like electric power steering pump from a mini, aircon from dunno what car, a gi-normous whale penis intake manifold etc etc. Too impractical for a daily.

Saw a pre-LCI e39 that was selling cheap, interior was shot and the engine was a little funny. Pre-facelifted cars according to Ixeo is a bad idea since BMW fixed issues post LCI cars. It didn't drive well either, explains the super low price (10k).

Sigh. It sucks being so broke you don't have much choice for cars.
Well, slowly hunt for one lah. Since you're not in a hurry. Beggars can't be choosers.
 

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He doesn't like station wagon.
Well, that isn't entirely true. I just try to avoid those that look like hearses. This BMW 530 wagon looks great! Just that it's double my budget
 

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I know the parts for the E60 isn't hard to source and reasonably priced (not gonna pretend it's cheap) but I'm concerned of worn out electronics and wiring. This will cost a lot to fix on these complicated cars.

Not a fan of the Pajero cars so can't say I've heard of the Pajero Evo
talking about pajero...

there is only 1 specific body style that i liked..actually i'm digging the bodystyle...

https://www.mudah.my/1997+Mitsubishi+PAJERO+3+5+A+V45+GDi-65360949.htm

https://www.mudah.my/1997+Mitsubishi+PAJERO+2+8+A+-71048235.htm


that bold widebody shoulder fender...like subaru forester style...boxy yet strong stance

 

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talking about pajero...

there is only 1 specific body style that i liked..actually i'm digging the bodystyle...

https://www.mudah.my/1997+Mitsubishi+PAJERO+3+5+A+V45+GDi-65360949.htm

https://www.mudah.my/1997+Mitsubishi+PAJERO+2+8+A+-71048235.htm


that bold widebody shoulder fender...like subaru forester style...boxy yet strong stance

We just call it widebody.
the most sought after is the 2.8 diesel turbo..if not mistake 4M40 engine.

Handsome one this model...to bad Izso dont like 4x4..well within his budget.
 
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Yeah.. I don't like SUVs or trucks.