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#1 (permalink) Old 08-12-2004, 08:25 PM
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Well I did a little searching and finally found two possible buys on an E36 325I/IS Manual. Both are in excellent condition, inside and out.

First one, 94 325IS, it's black, has some aftermarket rims (dunno what make though), clears, euro tails and some other goodies inside, offered at $8900, but it has 128k miles on it, just about the time when stuff goes out of wack. I'm not a fan of that chrome trim either.



This one, which I'm kinda leaning on, is all stock, a 93 BMW 325IS, silver. 75k miles, offered at $8495, for the difference in price, and probably replacement parts I'm going to be needing if I bought the one above, I can buy the clears and even euro headlights to boot.




I like silver better too

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Duh, if you want bling, go for the '94 just because you probably couldn't find and install a wheel/tire combo you liked on the '93 for the price difference, let along the clears...

Or, take the '93 Dude, if you like you know want the low mileage, and also because I have a Granite Grey '92 325i which the women just adore the color on...

I don't think shit falls off the car at 125k, 130k, or 140k for that matter. You are talking about BMWs here...
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I don't think shit falls off the car at 125k, 130k, or 140k for that matter. You are talking about BMWs here...
125k if your talkin about a kia. These are some of the most well built cars on the market. You do have to care for them though!!! If you kept the maint up i think you could get 250-300k easy out of a bmw. My dads 91 318 has almost 200k on it and no major problems.

If I were you id go for the 93 dude. Its better to do mods yourself anyway, that way you can get exactly what you want. just my .02

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Personally the 50K mileage difference is a huge in determining which car is more important to me.

Things will not just fall off a BMW at 125K.....

But there are a couple of things to keep in mind here.

1. As stated above mods are generally best done yourself, and not by the previous owner.

2. The 50K difference in mileage could be used as an excellent negociation point.
3. Those rims don't look anything too special for me... IE: its not like your scoring yourself a $2,000 tire and rim combo. You could probably do better for $1000. I justed scored myself a 18inch M-Parrarells with 75% intact Nikko rubber for $450 so anything is possible.
4. I guess it really boils down to mods... If its chipped , CAI, new exhaust, aftermarket brakes, suspesion, intake manifold.... then you might want to overlook the high mileage.

Assuming both cars have been maintained properly and not abused, I still think the 75k car is a no brainer (at least for me) \

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I say go for the silver unless you can talk the owner of the black car down some more... I really don't like those wheels though (black car)...
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it looks like that bra is trying to hide somthing behind it... u should really look into the black 1 some more... if the car was babied and never been in an accident.. then i would pick it up... but if it was abused and wacked up, then def go for the silver... BEST OF LUCK!

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I'm going to test drive both of them this weekend, will update as soon as I do!

I hope the silver one comes with that cool looking thing with horns on top of the roof. :P

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1993, no doubt.

The amount of clicks is what matters.

Also a modded car is mostly likely to be driven harder compare to a no-mod car.
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dude go for the 93, that guy has no REAL modifications, if it had a turbo then u would consider it.. i mean 50 thousand miles, say the car will die at 200, well instead of having it for 70, u will have it for 125, not bad man.. 93
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The black one looks more sportier than the silver one..BTW what's that black thing covering the nose of the black BMW..What is that-Protecting the Grill?


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Go with the silver...black one doesn't look like it had the type of driver that would meticulously maintain it...plus, it's a lot more fun to start with a blank canvas.

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I mean...chrome trim? yuck

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