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baur320
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:28 pm

.. and stunned its so quiet - especially the classifieds.

:(
Current E30 325i, E63 630is.
Previous E21 320/4, E9 3.0 CSA, E12 525, E30 320i, E28 528i, E34 535is, E30 318i, E28 525e, E30 325i Touring, E30 Baur 327i, E36 M3 Evo, X3is, E39 530d M Sport.
Tedswagon
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:32 pm

How's it going? Facebook is mostly to blame I think but it's busier than it has been of late. Same folks still here.

Have you still got your e30?
E30 316i auto coupe build thread here http://www.e30zone.net/modules.php?name ... c&t=273035
Cloggy Saint
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:12 am

'Ages since I was here..'

... that's why it's quiet.
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Topblag
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:54 am

Aye aye lad.
1990 325i Cab auto in Alpine White II
1988 Alpina C2.5 moredoor in Black, 71k
1990 325ix, moredoor auto in Laser Blue. 51k
1984 Hartge H35 in Black
2004 996 C4S in Silver 43k manual
2006 Audi S6 V10 in Black 58k
HartgeH27
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:42 am

Social media has hit all the forums !
baur320
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:43 pm

Tedswagon wrote:How's it going? Facebook is mostly to blame I think but it's busier than it has been of late. Same folks still here.

Have you still got your e30?
Still got it but its been off the road for nearly a year now but haven't the heart to let it go.

This place was so vibrant at one time - could spend all night just on here having a laugh and learning about these great cars.

Sad when good things change.
Current E30 325i, E63 630is.
Previous E21 320/4, E9 3.0 CSA, E12 525, E30 320i, E28 528i, E34 535is, E30 318i, E28 525e, E30 325i Touring, E30 Baur 327i, E36 M3 Evo, X3is, E39 530d M Sport.
baur320
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:44 pm

Topblag wrote:Aye aye lad.
How's it going?
Current E30 325i, E63 630is.
Previous E21 320/4, E9 3.0 CSA, E12 525, E30 320i, E28 528i, E34 535is, E30 318i, E28 525e, E30 325i Touring, E30 Baur 327i, E36 M3 Evo, X3is, E39 530d M Sport.
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:07 pm

baur320 wrote:
Tedswagon wrote:How's it going? Facebook is mostly to blame I think but it's busier than it has been of late. Same folks still here.

Have you still got your e30?
This place was so vibrant at one time - could spend all night just on here having a laugh and learning about these great cars.

Sad when good things change.
Agreed, the Zone used to be a great source of entertainment and the topic feed on the homepage ticked over fast. You could spend hours on here immersed in new things whenever you logged on.

The number of ”˜old school’ zoners is pretty low. I still see several of the old guys off here in person, but they mainly use the Facebook page now.
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:46 pm

Not me, though my business has to have a Facebook page, all be it run by my son, I still don't 'get' Facebook.
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Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:12 am

I echo all the above. I remember pages & pages of 'unread' Parts For Sale ads to look through everyday in my Zone addiction of 2012-15.

Is this perhaps due to all the rotten £500 E30's having been bought-up, dismantled & sold off by the breakers on here & the bay meaning that (a) young lads can't get on the E30 'ladder' anymore with a <£1000 dooer-upper as the starting price now seems to be over 4K for anything driveable - inadvertedly killing the market and (b) those of us lucky enough to own one of these chariots have tarted ours up to the hilt now as they sit pretty in the garage. To think i picked up my cab for only £1600 back in 2012 that at the time, felt like reasonable money to spend on an E30.
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Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:17 am

baur320 wrote:
Topblag wrote:Aye aye lad.
How's it going?
Not bad mate, ups and downs. You ?
1990 325i Cab auto in Alpine White II
1988 Alpina C2.5 moredoor in Black, 71k
1990 325ix, moredoor auto in Laser Blue. 51k
1984 Hartge H35 in Black
2004 996 C4S in Silver 43k manual
2006 Audi S6 V10 in Black 58k
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:44 pm

i sign in everyday .... church innit :D
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:40 pm

Well I parked my E30 up long before either the Zone or Faceache, but now I have started to think about dusting it off this ain't a bad place to be :D Just shows if you keep anything long enough it comes back in fa$hion :cool:
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:45 pm

flybynite wrote:Well I parked my E30 up long before either the Zone or Faceache, but now I have started to think about dusting it off this ain't a bad place to be :D Just shows if you keep anything long enough it comes back in fa$hion :cool:
this will be interesting , lot's of knowledgeable e30 heads on here , fook faceybook armchair mechanix !
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:06 pm

Cloggy Saint wrote:'Ages since I was here..'

... that's why it's quiet.
you made them leave :snigger:
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:17 pm

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Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:16 am

Oh dear, ever since I bought my car and came here it's got quieter and quieter, must be something I said.

Paul :-(
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:53 am

Hope this page goes back to its glory days as everyone slowly is getting enough of Facebook and hopefully they will come back here.
I'm so fed up with know it alls on there, someone knows something because he was told so by his mate or something and when you question it the insults begin, I just can't be asked to argue with stupid anymore, if I was moderator of that page half of them 'bruvs' would be banned :D
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:44 pm

It is generally quiet on most forums since the advent of fb, you won't beat the zone.net for the information available !
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:22 pm

HartgeH27 wrote:It is generally quiet on most forums since the advent of fb, you won't beat the zone.net for the information available !
:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:


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Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:20 pm

FB is fine for err not to sure to be honest, but its the specialist forums where you can dig out the real info you require or if its not there then you can bet that someone will pop up with a solution to an odd problem that you have.
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Satan wrote:FB is fine for err not to sure to be honest, but its the specialist forums where you can dig out the real info you require or if its not there then you can bet that someone will pop up with a solution to an odd problem that you have.

:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:22 pm

BEERBOY still drops in now and then, just to add a touch of class.
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:23 pm

I have just logged in after a long hiatus, good to see some of the old mob here still!
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:25 pm

Zerotonine wrote:I have just logged in after a long hiatus, good to see some of the old mob here still!
Keep logged in mate !!

Mart.
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:06 pm

:D :D
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:48 am

I agree with the observations made here too. I was addicted here 2007-2010 but then sold my e30 and moved onto other things. Still in a BMW mind. Just much newer.

Seems to me that even the poverty spec models are going up in price and getting some love these days. Used to be you’d get flamed more often than not for knowingly buying a 4-pot. Nowadays I don’t see the same views when I dip back in here.

On that note. Do they still do zone stickers and could I get away with a small one on an F31? Just to show my continued enjoyment of this place. :D
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:45 pm

robbo86 wrote: Do they still do zone stickers and could I get away with a small one on an F31? Just to show my continued enjoyment of this place. :D
Not too sure but I will ask away.

Mart.
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