Need help, ASAP!
I'm new here and right now I actually don't own a BMW. I was looking at one a couple of hours ago though. I'm a student right now and my budget isn't that big. I found a 528i, 1997, and the guy wants 3500 for it. It has 150k miles on it and it looks really nice, both inside and outside. Clean tile and it's smogged and registered another year.
A few problems though!
-Check engine lamp comes on. The guy says it's because the rack and pinion leaks. Can that be a reason? Any idea what the cost to fix that would be? He says he have to put new fluid in ones a week.
-Airbag lamp comes on. He says it's because the drivers seat belt won't go back up, it works in the "clicker" but it doesn't roll back up. Can that be true?
-Also, on the display where you can see if any of the doors are open some kind of light come on and the guy doesn't know why, he says that lamp is only supposed to be lit if there is a problem with the exterior lights and it's not.
Hope you can understand what I've written. I'm a Swedish intenational student here in the US so may writing can be a little messed up sometimes.
I love German cars, had a Audi S4 back in Sweden, not good to mention in here maybe
I reall need a car ASAP and I like the 528i. I probably would have waited to save some more money to buy one a little more expensive, fully working but as it is right now I need a car.
What do you guys think? Bad deal or what??