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| Originally posted by bdonkersgoed@Aug 11 2004, 10:34 AM |
1.) How much should I expect to pay in repairs each year? This is very important . . . I don't want to get rid of one problem car to buy another . . .
Depends how you drive it, how often you drive it, Generally they're very good on repairs, in my experience.
2.) What are the most common problems with the car, and the estimated cost to fix? How much does a clutch replacement cost?
3.) What is the stock tire size? I have a fairly new set of pretty expensive Blizzaks that I am hoping will fit . . .
4.) What is the stereo setup in the car? Is the amp separate from the head unit? Is it difficult to install an aftermarket head unit? I just bought the new Alpine CDA-9835 (sweet deck!) and am hoping that it will work in the Beamer. If the speakers are only 2 ohms or something, it could cause problems . . .
Nice deck, it will work, there is no seperate amp in bimmers from the factory, you can add one, but get new speakers with it.
5.) Do the 525i's come with remote keyless entry?
Look at the rear view mirror, if it's "thick" it has the keyless entry reciever.
6.) I have heard that BMW parts are not as expensive as people think . . . I know OEM Lexus parts were expensive, so BMW is probably comparable?
BMW parts are similar, a little pricy.
7.) How does the RWD 525i handle in the snow? I live in Canada so it is kind of important . . .
Its RWD, if it has traction control, thats a plus, but it still not gonna be good in the snow.
8.) Is the car difficult to work on? Can only BMW technicians or specialists work on this car?
Buy a bentley service manual, most things you can do yourself.
9.) You can see the rims in the picture above. Are these BMW rims? They don't look like the ones I see on other 5-Series BMWs . . .
If they say BMW on them, they're BMW rims.
10.) What type of light bulbs does this car take? I just bought Sylvania SilverStars for my Lexus and it would be perfect if they fit the BMW too!
It takes normal 9005 and 9006 bulbs. Unless its euro spec with projectors.
11.) Is the 1995 525i what is called the E34 body style?
The e34 body style encompasses
89-95 BMW 525i 530i 540i
Thanks for your input guys! Hopefully I can get some responses before I go to look at the car B) If you wouldn't mind including the question numbers when responding , that would be very helpful! Thanks thanks thanks!!
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