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#1 (permalink) Old 05-31-2005, 11:23 PM
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Hey everyone
I was browsing through some car ads tonight just looking and saw what i thought was a good deal on a car.

BMW 1985 325e Black
6 cyl, in line.
5 spd, sun roof, power windows, spoiler.

Runs fine : reason for sale leaving calgary for schooling
some rust on body

280 XXX kms (second owner)

1800 obo. (Canadian) ($1440 american in todays exchange rate)





I can get more pics if nessecary but I was wondering if this was a good deal or not? Are they good cars that will last for a while longer (at least enough to justify me buying it for that amount of money) Also what should I look for when i go to check it out (if I check it out) Any known problems on this car? I know it is 20 years old (as old as me :P) so I am not expecting much. Just something to get me around and a little highway traveling.
Any other information or advice will be greatly appreciated.
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go to edmonton and buy my car
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Are you from Calgary?Are you coming to bimmerfest on the 26th??

BTW,I had an 85 eta.They are fun and reliable.Have a lot of FUN!!

89'325i(4door)
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Brembo X drilled rotors
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As a fellow with the same car, except that mine's a four door automatic, I say DOO IT! I wish I could've gotten a deal that sweet on my car. I paid four large for mine. They are excellent, reliable automobiles, and with a 5 speed, even pretty quick. Don't worry about your fuel economy. See that 4500rpm redline? As long as you aren't cranking her up there too much, you'll get the same mileage as a large four cylinder car.

280,000kms isn't anything, providing it's been well serviced. Does she have records? And what has been done recently? Timing Belt (goes every 5 years or 90,000kms, and if it breaks on you, your valves and pistons are toast. Very expensive job.) is a very important part of your car's well being.

In short, if you like how she drives, go for it! They are real fun rides, and if you're worried about everyone with 325i beating you at lights, drop a new EPROM chip in the Motronic box, good for about 25-40hp depending on chip make, if you wanna shell out for 89+ octane fuel.

It'll be fun. Trust me.

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Originally posted by offabroadway@Jun 2 2005, 07:04 PM
As a fellow with the same car, except that mine's a four door automatic, I say DOO IT! I wish I could've gotten a deal that sweet on my car. I paid four large for mine. They are excellent, reliable automobiles, and with a 5 speed, even pretty quick. Don't worry about your fuel economy. See that 4500rpm redline? As long as you aren't cranking her up there too much, you'll get the same mileage as a large four cylinder car.

280,000kms isn't anything, providing it's been well serviced. Does she have records? And what has been done recently? Timing Belt (goes every 5 years or 90,000kms, and if it breaks on you, your valves and pistons are toast. Very expensive job.) is a very important part of your car's well being.

In short, if you like how she drives, go for it! They are real fun rides, and if you're worried about everyone with 325i beating you at lights, drop a new EPROM chip in the Motronic box, good for about 25-40hp depending on chip make, if you wanna shell out for 89+ octane fuel.

It'll be fun. Trust me.
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25 - 40 hp from a chip. hhhhhaaaarrrrmmmmppppphhhhh not quite. all the chip does is strenthen the power band. it's a nice touch but no where near that much.

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Whoops. Yeah, its actually about 20hp, 25lb ft, average. Sorry bout that. :P Mind you, couple the chip with a K&N Intake, and what would you get?

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Whoops. Yeah, its actually about 20hp, 25lb ft, average. Sorry bout that. :P Mind you, couple the chip with a K&N Intake, and what would you get?
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it thei chip intake and cat back exhaust you might get 20-25 hp. chip is like 10-13 hp.

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