I looked at an '89 325i 5-spd with 232k miles. The body and interior are absolutely perfect, but the dealer says that the timing belt snapped so he is selling it as-is for $1,000
I know some engines get destroyed when this happens (Honda, etc
). But the dealer told me that the engine in this BMW is a "free spinning" engine that allows enough clearance for the valves not to get bent?
Bent valves or not, is the car still worth it or should I move on?