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#1 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 01:23 PM
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I found a 1993 red 325is, it has 150000 milles on it. It is in great condition inside and out. It has black leather interior and manual transmission. It is currently at leo's auto sales in Los Angeles CA. Please give me your opions.

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well how much are they selling it for and i will tell you or not, but 150000 isnt that much its about half way through its life! so dont worry about the mileage you will still have years out of the car!

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I have a 93 325is, i got it at 63k- a year later I am at 86k

I only have replaced the brakes, water pump and the pulleys and belt tensioners- It has not given me any poblems at all, well any that are BMW related


the fool before me put his own pipes on it, so I have stock size down pipes goining into 1.5 inch and the up to 2.0 inch, then back to stock size.. well anyway- if the price is reasonable, id do it

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so I have stock size down pipes goining into 1.5 inch and the up to 2.0 inch, then back to stock size..
say what! are u going to get that changed or what? does it sound funny?
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if it is a shop called LEOs in LA, I would take a good look at the car before you buy it... i am sure its a good car though. whats the price?

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Originally posted by bigred318+Jul 19 2004, 03:39 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (bigred318 @ Jul 19 2004, 03:39 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Bengali86@Jul 19 2004, 03:35 PM
so I have stock size down pipes goining into 1.5 inch and the up to 2.0 inch, then back to stock size..
say what! are u going to get that changed or what? does it sound funny?
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I am going to get it fixed this weekend ( i hope ) ive had the car like that for a bit, It sounds fine, I imagine when i get the right pipes, it will sound hella good- also i think it may mess up the pressure etc.. may be the cause of the detonation i get at 2200-2400 rpms

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yeah make sure you get it checked by your own mechanic (inspected), its well worth your time and money.

if everything checks out, i would pay between 6000 and 9000 for that vehicle depending on how it checks out


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Look, that car is crap...bmw is crap. Clearly your looking for something more reliable such as a ford escort of a chevy cavalier. I just sold my bimmer for an SVT Escort Type-R.

But seriously, not a bad car at all, like they said, 150k is only the half life of it... can't say that for most cars

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Look, that car is crap...bmw is crap. Clearly your looking for something more reliable such as a ford escort of a chevy cavalier. I just sold my bimmer for an SVT Escort Type-R.

its all about the ford escort....

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Yeah give us some more info about it, and a price. I wouldn't pay too much for it. just remember, you can always wait and find another one if this one might not work. There are plenty out there. Don't be hasty!!

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There are plenty out there. Don't be hasty!!
there are plenty of nice 325i's out there with 4 speed auto's..

but not too many 325is's with 5 speed manual..


but i finally found one after 5 weeks of looking...

(its a crime to have an automatic e36, or any sports car for that matter)


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There are plenty out there. Don't be hasty!!
there are plenty of nice 325i's out there with 4 speed auto's..

but not too many 325is's with 5 speed manual..


but i finally found one after 5 weeks of looking...

(its a crime to have an automatic e36, or any sports car for that matter)

its actaully really easy to find a 5 speed manaul up here by seattle, way harder to get the auto!

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