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Old 10-20-2018, 09:15 PM   #61
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I was told it stands for "Big Money Wasted" by a BMW owner


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When we did a rally in New Zealand a few years ago, I was told BMWs were plentiful and I should pick up one for myself. Then I found out BMW stood for Big Maori Woman. What a horror - my wife was with me!
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:25 PM   #62
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When I was in college in 1969 and driving my 1929 Model A standard coupe, everyone else seemed to be driving mustangs, camaros, roadrunners, sprites, etc. I'd go to the parking lot after class and crank start my coupe, honk the ahooga horn and get lots of waves from the young ladies. A day or so later they'd come up to me and ask if I would give them a ride in it. I dated a couple of them that I met that way.
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BMW in some circles means "Black man working." Several of the ladies of color and a few others said that was why they were on the fire department, to get a BMW.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:41 PM   #64
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The model A is more reliable.
I don't know what i wasted money on it for either, it only attracts old men who pick at it & demand i give them pieces off it.

At least my mechanical brakes work every bit as good juice ones and never, ever leak fluid, because it has none.
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:47 AM   #65
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The model A is more reliable.
More reliable that WHAT???? Model T maybe. There are lots of reasons for wanting a Model A but lets be serious here.
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:59 AM   #66
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More reliable that WHAT???? Model T maybe. There are lots of reasons for wanting a Model A but lets be serious here.
I consider my A very reliable. Ran out of gas once when I first got it because I didn't realize that empty meant exactly that. Otherwise many miles of reliability.
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:01 PM   #67
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More reliable that WHAT???? Model T maybe. There are lots of reasons for wanting a Model A but lets be serious here.
I am serious. Ever seen a BMW or audi? My neighbor used to buy those, used ones. Went through about 20 of them. Average life span was one week. Get a 2007 VW for $2,000 and have a nice driveway ornament in 3 weeks when the transmission blows up.
He saw the light & bought a toyota after a while.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:45 PM   #68
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I understand the neighbor is a jerk and it was an ignorant statement to disparage the guy for having a Model A but I actually own a BMW and a Model A and used to own a Mercedes and am a nice person. Not everyone who drives a German luxury car is like that guy. Don't get me wrong, I am not taking up for the neighbor but there is a lot of stereotyping going on here.
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:04 AM   #69
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I'll bet your neighbor leases those cars. Yours is an 'investment', not a write off.
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Those vehicles that are mentioned are great. Great if you enjoy complex design and engineering. Great if you enjoy chasing all around the world for spare parts.

HA, I just spent the last night in Tocumwal at the Town beach.
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I understand the neighbor is a jerk and it was an ignorant statement to disparage the guy for having a Model A but I actually own a BMW and a Model A and used to own a Mercedes and am a nice person. Not everyone who drives a German luxury car is like that guy. Don't get me wrong, I am not taking up for the neighbor but there is a lot of stereotyping going on here.
Yes and a lot of it smacks of jealousy. Same as when someone has a lifted diesel truck and those that can't afford one say that the owner is "compensating" for a certain "shortfall". To each his own. Yes that neighbour was being a jerk and should have kept his opinion to himself. However, was his comment any different that this posted here dissing BMW's and their owners?. Not that I can see.
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Tell him your preserving history, it's more fun to be driving history than to look at one in a museum.
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:25 AM   #73
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I am serious. Ever seen a BMW or audi? My neighbor used to buy those, used ones. Went through about 20 of them. Average life span was one week. Get a 2007 VW for $2,000 and have a nice driveway ornament in 3 weeks when the transmission blows up.
He saw the light & bought a toyota after a while.
I'm not an Asian auto fan but I'd definitely take one over a VW if I had to. They don't hold a candle to a Toyota or a Honda or a Hyundai.

Those dumb things will break you in ownership costs. I know too many people that have had them and never went back for another. They were glad to be rid of them. The Beetle. What a turd. Working and living in Germany in 2001 I asked some German John Deere repairmen at lunch one day, why I never saw a VW Beetle driving around. They all started laughing and one of them said to me 'Beetle. Baaaachhh. Only you Amis (Americans) drive that sh--."

He made a good point
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:26 AM   #74
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I have been going to car shows for many years .So I thought I would take. my 1928 un restored original roadster .Nobody looked at those red blue yellow cars .There was so many around my car you couldn't get a picture .A lot of the young kids never saw an old car .It brought back a lot of memories for the older people I like this one the most of my collection
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I have been going to car shows for many years .So I thought I would take. my 1928 un restored original roadster .Nobody looked at those red blue yellow cars .There was so many around my car you couldn't get a picture .A lot of the young kids never saw an old car .It brought back a lot of memories for the older people I like this one the most of my collection
yes I liked that story. It gives me too much pleasure in giving the oldies and the kids a ride. I like to share my old fords and let others drive them too. Just remember many people's first drive of a car was in a Model A. Just look at their face. That's the reward.
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