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Old 01-13-2005, 06:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[attachmentid=17236]Alrite guys i been thinking about getting a 328i coupe for a while n i think im finally gonna do it but most of the ones ive seen (97-98) have quite a high milage what are beemer engines like will it be worth buying high mile ones or am i gonna be buying a shitter?

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P reg. 120k, Metallic Black, climate, air con, e/sunroof, 17 inch alloys, twin airbags, Grey leather trim, Trip computer, remote alarm, immobilizer, long MOT, Tax, immaculate condition, p/x, credit cards welcome. 5,495.


This is what i found on auto trader its got what im looking for but to me 120k is a f**k load of miles will it be worth it?

If anyone has any info at all that is of use please help

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n im sorry if theres loadsa posts like this i know it annoying reading same thing over n over
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Old 01-13-2005, 09:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Many people have e36's with well over 150k miles and they run fine. Spiff's e30 had over 200k and it ran fine as well. BMW's are known for having long last motors.


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looks like a nice car... maybe a few more pics would be helpful.. but from that small pic.. the car looks alright... and as deloriant said.. bimmers last forever!! they are mad like tanks!!
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My car has +120K on the clock (engine has a bit less), and it runs better than the day it was new. Doesn't leak a thing, bone dry underneath, uses no oil, plugs are always clean, you get the picture.

Above mileage, I would put maintenance records at the top of the list. I would wrather have an e36 with 120K and all records, instead of one with 65K and none. A properly maintained e36 can go well over 200K before any major rebuilds are necessary.
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yea. i agree. its worth it. its not gona be a shitter. unless poorly maintained.
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328is, there is no such thing as 328i coupe. If it doesn't say 328is on the rear I would be suspicious.
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328is, there is no such thing as 328i coupe. If it doesn't say 328is on the rear I would be suspicious.
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Dude, don't forget you are not getting a honda, you are gettign a BMW! It's ok for a BMW to even have 200, or 300k's on the engine, Y??? Bcs if well taken care of that's nothing for them. so 120k miles for a 97 bimmer is little to nothing. (unless it was not taken care of)
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nice one guys cheers im gonna keep looking but im gonna keep an eye out for anything with full history

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it took me soooo long to find my car... about a year. i was passing up 328is w. 80 k on them because they didnt have records or becuase of the miles. after about a year of searching i finally found mine. i shouldnt have been so concerned, but im glad i waited. my 98 has 35k on it w/ full records. if u think something is fishy, check it out. there is always another one out there, it just takes time. as stated before, they last if they have been taken care of
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