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Old 05-28-2008, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all I'm new to this forum and would like some feedback on the 850ci 1993 I have found one that has been chipped and modded 117K miles after market over sized wheels and upgraded exaust for 13500 is this a good price? From what I have been able to find the only major problems with this model is the overheating from way back I have owned other models (88 M3 The real one, and an 05 530i for my wife I want to get a fast unique ride what do you all think?
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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only from 2006 the carfax report is clean and shows 3 owners and a crash in 95
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Check these websites before you purchase that car. There is some great info on what to look for!

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btw the 850i is really, REALLY expensive to maintain
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Some people save an extra 1k per year for any additional repairs besides your regular maintenance. This is a V12 engine and there is hardly any room to do some work yourself unless you raise the car up and have the right tools.
This is why I decide to go with the 840 in my case. This is the original engine the 540 used to have in the early/mis 90's (M60), then it evolved into a 4.4L (M62). There is more room and most parts are interchangeable with the M60/M62 engines.

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It's a fair price if it's a good car, but you will spend obscene amounts of money maintaining that V12.
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Thanks for all the info... it seems this model is very fussy and takes a lot of tweeking just to keep it up. The local dealer only has 1 tech that even knows anything about this model. I think I will take a good long look at this one before I pull the trigger.. but it is really a lookerI will let you know how it turns out. Thanks
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I really want to replace my M3 1988 I got lots of great looks with that one..."longing for the glory days" I thought this might be the one
how much should I expect in annual up keep?

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Old 05-30-2008, 04:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I drove it... saw the records Dinan chip and mod for engine and trans the paint is all there interior is great... new water pumps clean motor I think I am in love... I know the upkeep is high but for a weekend driver I had to do it. Will be posting pics soon... This ting purrs like a kitten.
For a car that is 15 years old it is amazing. will go faster than posted limits!!

Will keep you posted on how this affair goes.
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lol i do that in my 83 4wd toyo pickup
it will just do it ALOT nicer and smoother....
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