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#1 (permalink) Old 02-24-2005, 07:45 AM
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I think it was a 325i..I looked at alot of bimmers today. used Anyway it's in beautiful condition. Paint is in great shape. Leather looks new and it seems to run good. They want $3400 for it. It has 192k on the odometer and that is where I'm a little nervous. That's alot of miles. My 91 325ix only has 136 thousand and it's a year older. So what do you think? Should I pass it up?

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I would talk it down, unless you have receipts for maint. done.. 192K is a lot of miles and you have to expect things to start need replacing..I got my car for $4000 w/ 124K mi..I would knock off a grand at least and then you have some playing room to make repairs later..

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There isn't that much of a problem with getting a car like you are proposing, but I would know that all of the following have either been or are very soon, likely to need repacing. Water pump, radiator, alternator, head gasket, battery. The problem is that usually when you are buying on the cheap it is because you don't have a lot of bucks, so be aware. I just bought a 94 318i with 80,000 Kilometres (50,000 miles) on it and within a week two items were wrong with it. The alternator went the day after I drove it off the BMW lot (the dealer replaced it for free) and I discovered a slow leak when replacing the muffler - mechanic caught it when the car was raised - from the radiator. Since I have been frequenting these forums for a while, I knew radiators were an issue on the 318i so I had it immediately replaced rather than wait for the break down I knew would eventually happen.

No matter what car, predictable items are going to need replacing; I know as I've replaced just about everything in cars multiple times, except the engine. I was almost there on the last car, but got rid of it.

If you have only $4,000 dollars to your name, your better to really look for an older but useable Bimmer for $2,000 (they're out there) then right away replace items to burn up the remaining money. Assuming you don't have the records, I replace the radiator (this almost gives you a free coolant purge), the alternator, the water pump, and the belts if they were old, and hoses if they look bad.
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Actually my situation is this. I have a 97 jeep cherokee limited I'm selling. Usually would sell for about 9 but I'm selling it for 7 thousand or best offer. That money I'm gonna use to buy another bimmer. I love my e30 ...even though the trannie just crapped out on me (you don't want to know how hard it is to find a trannie for a 91 awd 5 speed. According to bavarian auto it's more rare then an M class.) I want to move up to at least an e36.

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if the owners have been taking care of the care you should be fine. There is things you have to replace but for the $$$ is pretty good.

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just got a 1992 325i not too long ago with 150k miles, about $4k out the door

wasant too bad of a deal, paint is alright, runs pretty smooth clean interior. but we had to replace some things right way. the battery, cat because it had a hole in it, tires, and now i got a powersteering issue i hear a lound wind when i make turns. otherwise runs pretty good with some minor interior defects.
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It will probobly be gone by the time I buy the jeep anyway.

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