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I am very much a newb when it comes to BMW's. Heck as of right now I dont even own one yet but I have a few Questions about BMW's first off ahow many miles can one drive up to before the engine for capoot? and what do you all think of this
those miles arent that bad except, i think a 1990 525 has the 2.5L M20 (12v SOHC) engine. if you could find a 1991 you would get a 2.5L M50 (24v DOHC) which would have more power and would probably outlast the M20
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Well...my personal opinion, When it comes to owning a BMW, gas consumption is not an issue. It's all about looks, performance and handling. You pick the model and price to your budget, you go get what you want! I would think someone who is concerned about gas mileage would be happy with a protege or civic.
Having said that...BMW's typically are not that bad with gas consumption. I would even say they do pretty well with the performance they deliver compared to many other gas guzzlers that don't come close to a BMW's handling and performance.
O trust me gas is not big issue i know BMW's are for looks and performance why u think i want one and not a civic. But knowing if a BMW is a gas gussler or not is a big part of it i think. But thx for the heads up.
ive heard those M20 525i's are really under powered. try to find a 1991 or newer, it wont be that much more expensive, has an extra 20hp, and will probably be more fuel efficient than a M20. i would guess around 22 city and 30 highway mpg on a M50 525 manual. a auto will probably be slightly less efficient (if any).
Yeah I decided to get a 91 or newer seeing as how they dont cost much more as you said and have more power. Only bad this trying to find a 91+ 525i manual is quite a task it seems found one but is Auto. I would just like to thank you all for all the help and info you all have given me.
Before i bought it, i drove quite a few of them. A couple of 90s, a 91 and i think a 93.
I think if you found a 525 and you like the way it drives, etc. go for it, there really is hardly a noticeable difference between a 90 and a 91. I get around 20mpg.
The car .... is somewhat underpowered especially when accelerating from a stop, but after 30 there really doesnt seem to be a problem at all.
I think if your looking for more power and thats why your holding off, i would strongly suggest a 535i. now those are powerful, especially with a stick.
man my 1975 bmer only has 140000 k compared to your 1990. i thought i had alot of k but i guess it aint that bad. also i got a really sweet deal on it and i only paid $500 canadian dollars for it and all it needs is minor engine work and a new muffler. EVERYTHING on this car is original too. lets just hope it lasts awhile B)
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