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Old 01-11-2010, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Buying an '85 318i?

I'm going to be looking at a couple of 1985 318i's today- and a 325. They are supposed to be in pretty good shape- Is there anything SPECIFIC I should look for? If they check out initially, I'm going to have my mechanic look them over before I do buy one.

Any opinions on them? Is there anything I should know before I buy one? I've had friends with them from about this vintage, and they seem like a decent blend of reliability, economy, and a bit of fun...

I have decent mechanical ability, I repair and maintain all of my boats myself. How are these cars to work on?

Any input GREATLY appreciated!

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