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Old 04-12-2005, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I need to know if this would be a good buy, its a 2004 BMW 745i.
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Price: $ 10,500
Description: Minor Roll Over, Needs Right Front Suspension,Roof ,Windows,Driver Side Airbag. Excellent Builder.

If so, how much do you think it would cost to repair (ball park) and if this is too much, how much should it be worth? Thanks

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Old 04-12-2005, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldnt buy it, the computer is prolly all messed up in it. ThaTs expenisve and a pain in the ass to fix, especially the idrive, id pass.
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Finding a Mechanic that will work on these is a pain in the ass, and many things will take you to the dealer for big costs for small jobs, like an alignment, I have a 93, and not even German car specialists would touch the alignment, I paid 340 for just Alignment. I got my Civic done for 80 bucks at a walmart
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i wouldn't touch that car. those cars have enough problems on thier own without wrecks. plus the parts for it would prolly be alot more money than you think, not tomention to have it all done correctly by someone. which you'd prolly end up havening go to the dealer.
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Not worth your time and money.
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NO WAY, heres why:

dont ever buy a roll over, 10.5 for a roll over is WAY too much
also, since engine has been upside-down, oil may have gotten past the rings, dont count on it

youve got way too much frame damage there, it will never look perfect

it takes way to much time.

not worth it buddy, there are salvage cars out there that arent so bad, keep lookin
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i am thinking of buying this car - do you think it is worth it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...TRK%3AMEWA%3AIT

it is a salvage but looks to be pretty nice.

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NO WAY, heres why:

dont ever buy a roll over, 10.5 for a roll over is WAY too much
also, since engine has been upside-down, oil may have gotten past the rings, dont count on it

youve got way too much frame damage there, it will never look perfect

it takes way to much time.

not worth it buddy, there are salvage cars out there that arent so bad, keep lookin
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If you never want to be able to sell the vehicle again, buy it. Salvage vehicles = shit for resale.

Avoid salvage like the plague, unless you plan on keeping the vehicle forever and or dont care how much you are able to sell the vehicle for in the future.
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buy it and shanghair the motor, and dump into a poor, unsuspecting 3 series. vroom.
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