Buyng 318i, Please help - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 02:26 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
schoudhry is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I am buying a 97 bmw 318i. It has a rebuild engine with 60k miles on the motor and original miles on the body are 260k. Condition inside and out is good. Mechanically everthing looks good too. I am located in Denver, Co. My ? to u guys is what would be a good price to buy it.
schoudhry is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 04:20 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Houston.
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ghettozn is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to ghettozn
6k
ghettozn is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 07:57 PM
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Autotechnica is an unknown quantity at this point
260,000miles on a '97?!

That's insane, I wouldn't even consider buying it

<u>1994 M-Technic M42 Saloon - Trillium Chapter - 5130</u>
Stock - 2866lbs Current - 2670lbs
<a href='http://www.geocities.com/mtechnik42' target='_blank'>- VIEW MY MODS AND PICS</a>
<a href='http://www.automobile-technik.com' target='_blank'>- PARTS FOR SALE</a>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/atta...tc=1&quot;&gt;
Autotechnica is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 08:35 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
schoudhry is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I just bought it for $5500.00. The car runs like a brand new car. Every thing has been rebuilt in the car.
schoudhry is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 11:50 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Houston.
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ghettozn is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to ghettozn
Rebuilt doesnt mean everything is fixed thu, you MIGHT need a new engine soon.
ghettozn is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 08-08-2004, 11:10 AM
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Autotechnica is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by schoudhry@Aug 7 2004, 09:15 PM
I just bought it for $5500.00. The car runs like a brand new car. Every thing has been rebuilt in the car.
Even if the engine is great. At such high milage you're going to have a headache replacing a lot of things related to the suspension and chassis. The cost of repairs is never going to end, trust me. For the same price you paid I could have purchased a '98 w/ 3/4 the milage you have on your car. Just curious, why is the milage so high?! 260,000 miles is the milage I'd expect on a 1980's E30, or maybe even a 1600, 2002 or 3.0CS!

Are you sure you wrote the milage correct? 260,000miles is 433,000 km's! That's almost half a million km's! You've probably broken the record for the highest milage E36 ever! Sorry about that, it's just so unreal. I'm going to call BS on that one. How do you even get half a million km's on a '97 E36? You'd probably have to be driving 24 hours a day for 7 years.

Bry

<u>1994 M-Technic M42 Saloon - Trillium Chapter - 5130</u>
Stock - 2866lbs Current - 2670lbs
<a href='http://www.geocities.com/mtechnik42' target='_blank'>- VIEW MY MODS AND PICS</a>
<a href='http://www.automobile-technik.com' target='_blank'>- PARTS FOR SALE</a>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/atta...tc=1&quot;&gt;
Autotechnica is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2004, 01:04 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Houston.
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ghettozn is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to ghettozn
Or just drive really really really fast all the time :PP
ghettozn is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 07:29 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dinan 95 is an unknown quantity at this point
Ok you have a new motor, thats good.
What about your transmition, rear diffrential, none of these things are cheap to replace aqnd are going to need it pretty soon.
Personally I would put the car back up for sale immediatly and save a few more bucks and get a better one.
My 2 cents though do what you want

318I convertible, Dinan Exhaust and performance chip
Roh BMW racing 17's, Dinan Stage 2 suspension system. Pinoeer CD player, pioneer speakers front and rear. Pioneer 400 watt 6 channel amp. and MTX 8&quot; subwoofer.
35,000 miles
Dinan 95 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 11:00 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Houston.
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ghettozn is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to ghettozn
Quote:
Originally posted by Dinan 95@Aug 9 2004, 08:09 AM
Ok you have a new motor, thats good.
What about your transmition, rear diffrential, none of these things are cheap to replace aqnd are going to need it pretty soon.
Personally I would put the car back up for sale immediatly and save a few more bucks and get a better one.
My 2 cents though do what you want
A rebuilt motor is definatly not new.
ghettozn is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 12:26 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: huntington
Posts: 287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ganjacyde is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to ganjacyde Send a message via MSN to ganjacyde
Quote:
Originally posted by Autotechnica+Aug 8 2004, 11:50 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Autotechnica @ Aug 8 2004, 11:50 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin-schoudhry@Aug 7 2004, 09:15 PM
I just bought it for $5500.00. The car runs like a brand new car. Every thing has been rebuilt in the car.
Even if the engine is great. At such high milage you're going to have a headache replacing a lot of things related to the suspension and chassis. The cost of repairs is never going to end, trust me. For the same price you paid I could have purchased a '98 w/ 3/4 the milage you have on your car. Just curious, why is the milage so high?! 260,000 miles is the milage I'd expect on a 1980's E30, or maybe even a 1600, 2002 or 3.0CS!

Are you sure you wrote the milage correct? 260,000miles is 433,000 km's! That's almost half a million km's! You've probably broken the record for the highest milage E36 ever! Sorry about that, it's just so unreal. I'm going to call BS on that one. How do you even get half a million km's on a '97 E36? You'd probably have to be driving 24 hours a day for 7 years.

Bry[/b][/quote]
hint: read next time. he said 60k on the engine, 260 on the body.
oh and one of my friends has an e36 with over 400k miles on it.

&lt;embed src=&quot;http://www.svcountryclub.com/upload/e36m42.swf&quot; width=&quot;420&quot; height=&quot;140&quot; background=&quot;none&quot; menu=&quot;false&quot;&gt;
ganjacyde is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 01:04 PM
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Autotechnica is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by ganjacyde+Aug 9 2004, 01:06 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ganjacyde @ Aug 9 2004, 01:06 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Quote:
Originally posted by Autotechnica@Aug 8 2004, 11:50 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-schoudhry
Quote:
@Aug 7 2004, 09:15 PM
I just bought it for $5500.00. The car runs like a brand new car. Every thing has been rebuilt in the car.

Even if the engine is great. At such high milage you're going to have a headache replacing a lot of things related to the suspension and chassis. The cost of repairs is never going to end, trust me. For the same price you paid I could have purchased a '98 w/ 3/4 the milage you have on your car. Just curious, why is the milage so high?! 260,000 miles is the milage I'd expect on a 1980's E30, or maybe even a 1600, 2002 or 3.0CS!

Are you sure you wrote the milage correct? 260,000miles is 433,000 km's! That's almost half a million km's! You've probably broken the record for the highest milage E36 ever! Sorry about that, it's just so unreal. I'm going to call BS on that one. How do you even get half a million km's on a '97 E36? You'd probably have to be driving 24 hours a day for 7 years.

Bry
hint: read next time. he said 60k on the engine, 260 on the body.
oh and one of my friends has an e36 with over 400k miles on it. [/b][/quote]
Hint: don't be a smart ass, YOU read next time.

I never said anything about the engine. I said he was going to have a lot of suspension and chassis related problems due to high milage. Rebuilding your engine doesn't restore your suspension and chassis parts to new condition does it? If you've owned one of these cars as long as I have, you'd know the engine is never really the problem. It's always the suspension and chassis components which wear out. A car with 260,000 miles is a car with 260,000 miles. Rebuilding the engine doesn't make the car any newer. There is something called metal fatigue.

E36 with 400,000miles? I'd love to believe that, but prove it.

Bry

<u>1994 M-Technic M42 Saloon - Trillium Chapter - 5130</u>
Stock - 2866lbs Current - 2670lbs
<a href='http://www.geocities.com/mtechnik42' target='_blank'>- VIEW MY MODS AND PICS</a>
<a href='http://www.automobile-technik.com' target='_blank'>- PARTS FOR SALE</a>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/atta...tc=1&quot;&gt;
Autotechnica is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 02:00 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Houston.
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ghettozn is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to ghettozn
Quote:
Originally posted by ganjacyde@Aug 9 2004, 01:06 PM

hint: read next time. he said 60k on the engine, 260 on the body.
oh and one of my friends has an e36 with over 400k miles on it.
Hint: you need to read.
If somebody has 260k on the body, it means the car has been driven 260k miles.
ghettozn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
An ALPINA 318i!? I'm I seeing correct? Delmarco 3-Series (E36) 1 09-10-2005 05:09 PM
Does An '85 318i Have Power Steering? dsio 3-Series (E21, E30) 1 03-31-2005 09:32 AM
Under The 318i Hood! 1995 Vs. 1996! Delmarco 3-Series (E36) 13 11-05-2004 08:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome