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| Originally posted by Oregon528@Apr 14 2005, 01:08 PM |
It's an auto with the sport package. I would definitely reccommend the sport package. I test drove cars with and without it, and the handling is much better on the car with the sport package. The car handles great....I think these cars are the all around best deal for used cars....where else could you get a car with side airbags, traction control, etc. for around 10k? Good luck!
| Originally posted by Torque@Apr 15 2005, 02:51 PM |
Don't worry about the mileage too much. My 15 year old car has 170,000 on it and runs flawlessly... that's with a engine that was developed in 1977, and a GM (yes, you read right) tranny...
As far as the drinkholder comment from above... be glad you have them at all, because us E34 owners have none whatsoever.
| Originally posted by Bill'sBeemer@Apr 13 2005, 07:55 PM |
HI - I'm new to the forum. I was looking at a 528i 1997 with 105,000 on it. It's clean, though I wouldn't say outstanding. There are no dents, but there are some scratches and scuff marks.
The interior is quite nice, with some wear on the leather, but otherwise clean and without scratches. The car drove well, the engine and auto transmission seemed good, the AC was cold. The engine itself was immaculate.
The price seems low - $9850 is the asking price, and just in conversation they went down to $9250. This is one of those "wholesale to the public" places, but they seem ok. The car also has a set of nearly new snow tires with nice aftermarket wheels.
This is my question: I've read the Consumer Reports, I know the electrical issues. Yet, can anyone who has bought a high mileage 528 give me a sense of what the experience and cost was like? If the shocks haven't been replaced, what sort of expense am I looking at? Is there anyhing else that is a typical problem at the 100K mark?
I'd be going from a '97 Maxima which has been pretty much flawless--just not as attractive as a BMW.
Thanks for any insight.
Originally Posted by ambush360,Apr 17 2005, 01:12 PM
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