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#1 (permalink) Old 05-11-2005, 05:50 PM
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Heyall!

Im brand new to the forums and beemers in general and was told this was a good place to come to, just looking for a lil advice.

An opportunity arose where i could get a 1994 bmw 325 for $3500cdn. I dont know too many details other than it has 200k on it, there are no current problems with it, just had a new pearl white paint job and the guy who has it worked at a dealership (so im assuming its been maintained alright) BTW its an automatic too...id prefer a stick but beggers cant be choosers...

My concern is with 200k on it, would i be walkin into a money pit? im not sure the reliability on beemers, especially this old with this milage. Is this worth it? or wil i be looking at potentially huge bills to keep it going?

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I have a friend who has a beamer with over 300k miles on it. The price sounds right, but of course you can always try to get it lower. If I were you I would do two things:

-get a compression test
-pull the codes to see if anything comes up

You're right beggars can't be chosers. I ended up buying an automatic myself simply because the deal was too good.
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That's 200k kilometers right?

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That's 200k kilometers right?
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hehe yea sorry 200,000km

300,000 miles is crazy! thats almost 480,000 km!! an its still goin??
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hehe yea sorry 200,000km

300,000 miles is crazy! thats almost 480,000 km!! an its still goin??
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Yep it's still going. My buddy and his dad took care of the car. He drives it about 60-80 miles a day. Still going strong!
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