Hello, I am considering buying an 87 325is but it has some problems. I know nothing about BMW's specifically as I am a VW guy, though i hear they are similar. In any case, It has very low mileage (170,000 kms) and it seems well maintained which leads me to believe it shouldnt have any major problems yet.
The car runs VERY smooth and quiet but has absolutely no power; comparable to an old VW rabbit if that helps. I have never driven a working one to compare though. Also, there is a slight vibration coming from what sounds like the rear of the car (differential?) at low RPM in all gears. This makes me think that the problem is associated with the clutch but the "check" light is on as well. Maybe there are several problems.
I notice there are many warning lights and whatnot in this car but the only one that is on is the check light which I assume is check engine. What does this check light mean? check what?
I have tried searching these and other forums already with no luck. I know the Bentley manual is my greatest asset but I am reluctant to buy one without owning a BMW yet as they are quite expensive.
Any help is appreciated