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    hey people!
    Just thought I'd look for a BMW Forum as i used to have a rover which gave up on me recently :( and started looking at the BMW 316's and just thought they are so smart and sexy!
    I wanted a Car that didnt look so boy racerish and cheap! And these look like business cars so i have to have one!
    I'v just laid down a deposit for a 1997 BMW 316i Compact! Cream interior and a Deep blue metalic finish!
    Here are a few photos,










    I loved modding my Rover as it was so easy to do and i wasent too worried if i messed it up! I dident do anything Chavvy, just a push button start etc.. color coding but nothing else exterior!
    I was wondering what mods are there i can do for this which just make it look newer?

    Im 20, Lift engineer and From DUDLAAAAY! Love messing around with mechanical bits and hate spending money on something i can do myself!

    Anyway! i'll be off to search through the forums and look around

    Thanks for reading!

    Chandler
    Last edited by Ronnie; 15-08-2009 at 16:11. Reason: pictures not working! :( But are now :)
     
     

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    Welcome to the site mate
    Great car you're getting there, they look nice in that colour.

    I'd say the main thing you want to do that will make the car look newer and also a lot sportier (but not chavvy) is change the front indicators to clear ones and mainly, get some bigger BMW alloys.

    Something like MV2's would look great and transform the look of the car

    These are BMW MV2's

     
     

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    ahhh de-orange! Do i just buy new lights? how much are they? with the rovers we used to put the light in the oven.. let the sealant get soft and prize them apart and take out the orange filter lol

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    i have just put a deposit on a 318ti in silver - not colour coded like urs but looking all the more retro 4 it. its mint wit 73k on the clock and full black leather- needed the extra power to overcome the auto box. by the way if u were wandering what body shape its a hatchback. gud luck with ur purchase
     
     

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    tbh im pretty sure mine isent color coded.. and i hate that bit! dident really have to time to look for one! i know there are some bargains out there.. cars going with leathers etc but i dident have the time and im gutted for it! Though yours sounds really nice!

    Put a pic up soon mate

    chandler
     
     

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    I havnt seen the car in the flesh yet as my dad was closer and he has put the deposit on it but i did hunt about for it - 3rd time lucky! there are 3 of the advertisement pics in my albums- please take a look at them- they arnt the best pics but i will take sum more wen i get the car!!
     
     

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    Hi Chandler and welcome to the forum, it's good to have you on board and congratulations on the new car

    Also I've fixed your pictures for you,
     
     

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    Hi Chandler,Welcome to Bimmerforums UK...............
     
     

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    Good choice on a 316 compact there very funny nice cars.

    With alll the compacts on here we should have a compact meet lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodosuk View Post
    Good choice on a 316 compact there very funny nice cars.

    With alll the compacts on here we should have a compact meet lol
    im up for that!
     
     

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