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Old 08-07-2004, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-07-2004, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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260,000miles on a '97?!

That's insane, I wouldn't even consider buying it
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Old 08-07-2004, 08:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just bought it for $5500.00. The car runs like a brand new car. Every thing has been rebuilt in the car.
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Rebuilt doesnt mean everything is fixed thu, you MIGHT need a new engine soon.
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Old 08-08-2004, 11:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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.

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Or just drive really really really fast all the time :PP
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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