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looking for a test ride near Boston (2002 virgin)

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I've been checking out this forum near-daily for a couple of months now, ever since i realized that the 2002 is my dream car (specifically, a turbo M20-powered 2002 is my dream car).

So I've begun my search for the car of my dreams. I'm hoping to find one that's in need of restoration (so I won't feel bad changing color and swapping motors), but without too much rust, and ideally daily-drivable so I can enjoy it while I save up the money for the resto and the motor (it won't be primary transportation though).

Problem is, I've never even ridden in a 2002. I'm hoping some kind Boston area 2002 owner(s?) will let me have a look at their cars or even a ride, so I can get a better feel for the car, find out what exactly to look for when I buy, and get myself even more psyched for the project.

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I'm in Maine. We have quite a few 02's. You are welcome to come by any time after March 8th. Email [email protected]

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You can drive my race car back and forth in my driveway. HeHe. Maybe Winston TJ can take you for a ride. His car is a rusty POS, but it still drives well. Finding a clean car around here is going to be really tough. You would be better to bring one in from Cali on a truck. There is always something going on around here on the weekends. You are welcome to come by and grab a wrench. This weekends agenda includes further build up of a roll cage in a beetle, cleaning up the emision controls on a Triumph TR8, and build up of a new front subframe for the 2002. I am in Carver about a mile from Edaville and King Richards Fair.

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ooh, turning a wrench or two is always a welcome opportunity. I've got to put new brakes on the 325 and the M3 first, but after that I'll definitely take you up on your offer.

Maine's a bit farther for me, but I just might swing up sometime.

Thanks both for the offers.

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On the purchase, I'm definitely taking my time and keeping my options open for cars in warmer climes. Pickings are slim (and rusty) around here.

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I'm in Westborough, MA. The 72 is off the road until probably 4/15 due to road salt. The turbo should be done by then also.

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easy , walk over to Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation

in Brookline, Mass, on June 17 for German Car Day and see 1600-2002

and a smattering of 02 varients ie, M2's, Targa's, Convertibles,

Tourings -

And look at the Boston Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America - they host a BMW Councours day in your neighborhood in the summer.

AND come to Lime Rock Park - that's the sports car road course in the North West Corner of Connecticut - after Labor Day - there's

a fantastic 02FEST every year - 40 to 100 02's show up - from

dogs to Turbo's - to trailer queens. go here for those details >

http://www.ctvalley.org/

happy hunting.

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Ha, I was actually there for the 2006 German Car day, I even entered my (E46) M3 in the show. Unless I'm mistaken, there were only 2 or 3 2002s there (I was definitely hoping for a stronger showing). But thanks for the tips: i'll be back this year for sure, and LimeRock sounds well worth the trip.

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Ummm srry it took me so lonng to reply. Where are you? I'm in Charlestown and work downtown... as ToddK says my car is a POS but hey the minute I put $ into the body some Townie will slam their 1985 Towncar into me. I've done a bunch of things and would be happy to let you take a drive. What are you doing this weekend? I probably will ski one day but shoot me an email & let me know - even a weeknight depending on where you are located. I park my car in a garage in Charlestown too...

thomasjwinston AT yahoo DOT com

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