hey. im new here. i turned 15 in july and am lookin for my frist car. been lookin around and found a 1994 325is for $6k. looks like a pretty good deal, nice condition. gonna go check it out tomorrow. any helpful comments on deciding whether or not to buy it? maybe ideas fr cheap mods, wheels that look good on a 325is. much appreciated.
hey congrats on maybe finding a car, first take it to a mechanic that will look it over all the way and knows bmw, its worth whatever they charge you!!! drive it and listen to hear weird noises, check the faw section on the forums for commonly wrong things with the e36 and then print it out and check the car for these things, and other than that have fun wit hthe car 325s are great cars! i love my girlfriends!!!! as for wheels any stock m3 rim is tight, but i can name a crap load of things before rims!! sting before bling, haha but whatever floats your boat!
133 for that amount of money is fine, and traction control is alright if thats what you want... i like it without! haha anyways like i said just go get the car checked out and then buy her before someone else does!
Originally posted by bigred318@Sep 27 2004, 08:11 AM 133 for that amount of money is fine, and traction control is alright if thats what you want... i like it without! haha anyways like i said just go get the car checked out and then buy her before someone else does!
Traction/Stability control systems are handy, especially if you live in areas with harsh winters, or a first time driver..........
I would hunt for models equipped with the system, but I wouldn't make it a top priority if the price is right on non ASCT equipped car.
To do list:
UUC System U TDM- 3/05
M50 manifold converstion 3/05
off to the tuning shop for custom software 4/05
Cams/lightened flywheel, throttlebody........ well lets see what happens
my TC kicked in and possibly saved my ass a couple weekends ago. It was pouring down rain and I5 had some standing water on it and the car hydroplaned for a second or 2 and the TC kicked in before i had a chance to react, panic, or over react.
and the TC and be turned off at any time if you have it.
auto or manual?? if you think you want to enjoy driving your bimmer, please get a manual, i speak from experience, i bought an auto and regretted it. But 6k for 133k miles sounds pretty good, just make sure you get someone who knows about bimmers and have them look over it... all over it.
I got a good deal on my Bimmer. I recently bought a 5-speed 95' 325i(burgundy color) with 100,000 miles on it. It also has the sport package, which includes pretty much every option, and also I have ASC(traction control). I paid 7 grand for it and it is in top notch shape but then I had to pay the damned registration taxes...extra $700!
i called the guy that was selling it yesterday and he said he had already sold it. i guess autotrader didnt take it out yet. o well. but im still looking for a 5-spd 325i or 325is. so if anyone knows anybody who is selling one in or around atlanta, let me kno. thanx
Originally posted by kissmeim45irish@Sep 28 2004, 05:35 AM i called the guy that was selling it yesterday and he said he had already sold it. i guess autotrader didnt take it out yet. o well. but im still looking for a 5-spd 325i or 325is. so if anyone knows anybody who is selling one in or around atlanta, let me kno. thanx
for less than $6k might i add. got a limited budget here. lol
As a first car might I suggest a 318i/is? These cars are wonderful, they handle the greatest out of any beemer. They may not seem like they are fast with a "wimpy" 1.8, but you will be extremely surprised when you drive one. I originally got a 318is and I loved it. The only reason I now drive a 325is is because the 318is was rearended and totaled. 318is are also cheaper to purchase, maintain, and drive.
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