uh. In no part I said mb is any good, I'm a hater of mb myself and never even thought I would buy something like that. But the car is not going to be your original w201, I doubt much originality will be left but the looks. My mercedes=/=not your usual mercedes if you can even call it one anymore, so you can't even put that in the sentence you brought up.
For radical example, guy hating prius and it's community, he goes and buy one just to build something entirely different out of it and giving the finger to the community.
I don't know where you live, and I don't care, but in southern finland there isn't any more scene with mercedes than other cars excluding bmw. There are significantly more ultimate bmw fanboys here.
If you still don't get my context, then I'm not going to even bother trying to explain it to you.
This all, being my opinion. If you don't like it, then don't care about it. Some people like priuses too, there's lots of different opinions.
Ok, fair point and true. I mostly pointed finger at finnish e36/e34 people, believe me.. you wouldn't want to see how it is here. Those cars are not special, so of course I choose something with a bit better community around and is just as good or better than a bmw with a bad community with shit people. If I was to talk about bmw building to any of my friends, it wouldn't even become a talk subject.
For car building/driving hobby best is to have an interesting car, and most bmw's is the least interesting ones.. (for me, and most people in finland, except the "swag" faggot bmw boys)
Way too much of them around here too. The worst kind of people drive them, especially the younger ones.. IQ lower than of an average american
Thanks I've seen two builds with det, but both of them UK and rhd.. so it's easier for them when they don't have to fiddle with exhaust manifold.
PS is in difficult place so need to think a little where to put downpipe from..
Uuum, didn't know w201 was made by bmw anyways.. engine is perfect for it. It's light, fits further back, makes enough power with not much done to it, vet can be made out of it when it gets boring. And w201 has a light body