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Old 12-27-2007, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would you recommend a 94 530 manual for a daily drive? I love the E 34 and I found a great deal on a black 94 530 5 spd. I drive approx 300 miles a week for work. I would like a car that gets atleast 300 miles per tank. Why or why not would or wouldn't you recommend this car?
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first thing is howmany miles are on the car?
i do like the e34 and they should have good gas mileage and great reilablity. You should get 300 to a tank... da bull should tune in soon.
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Isn't that the 3 liter V8? I have no idea what kind of gas mileage numbers those things have.
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I like the E34. So far mine's been a real good car. I have the 2.5 6cyl auto, and it'll get 300 miles to the tank easy. I drive about 160 miles to work each week. I agree with M3ound, not sure what kind of mileage numbers those motors get. I would think with the manual, driven right you could get that kind of mileage.
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manual is always more fun, except in traffic. If your doing a lot of that think about it before swapping
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The car is a 94 530 5spd, 130k on it. It will be mostly driven to commute from work 300 miles a week 90% highway. If I can get 300 miles per tank so i just have to fill up once a week I would be happy. I have been looking for a 525i but for the price I am looking to spend I couldn't find any but I came across the this 530 black with grey leather.
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Well, given that I get more than 300 miles per tank on the highway out of my supercharged 4.4L V8, somehow I think you'll do just fine with a 3L V8. I'd love to see that baby modded too, for that matter...
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I would like to see about putting in an M62 into the car. I get parts for a great deal.
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I would like to see about putting in an M62 into the car. I get parts for a great deal.
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Lol for now I have to debate if I should get it for commuting lol.
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lol it would be a good commute fun too....
I love the m62... very reliable and powerful....
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Has anyone done the M62 swap? Is it something that can really be done?
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... not sure i have a 99 740 and i love it you would love the 530 and i get over 300 to the tank.... and I have a lead foot...... where are you located? and what is your price range?
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Rock Hill SC $2k but I think I may wait a few months and use taxx money as well
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lol yay so your getting it? just poke every button in the car check every thing be like a kid in a candy store. because you want to make sure every thing works first.
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