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#1 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 09:26 PM
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what do you guys think about the 1988 M5 my niehbor is selling his for 10g with some really sweet wheels and new seats n' stuff, i think its got about 118k milles. how long do the engines usually last on these cars therewas some talk about it might be dying soon is why i ask

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It looks good to me but I have heard bad things about the old BMW's. I'll try and find out...

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Sweet car! Just make sure you have it checked out at a good independant shop. 118 is really nothing to worry about if the car has been well maintained - definitely worth a look.

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hmmm, i read somewhere it is basicly a rebadged 535i with aero kits, bilstien suspension... is this true... also in my niehbors half assed restoration he switched out parts of the interior for black so like there black mats on baige(sp) carpet (not neceesarily bad)... and the guy who owened it before him had really long fingernails or somthing cause her scratched the hell out of the leather paneling, do you guys think that it would be better to replace the whole panel or get it professionaly recovered

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LOL thats not a m5 at all. Thats a e28 5 series. But who the hell cares its still a beautiful car. Deffinately not worth 10K in my opinion. But the car looks in Killer condition. He even did plastic bumper swaps, which i didnt know could be done on e28s without major cash.

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how is it not a m5? are you talking about my neihbors? btw powerms' pic is not the car i'm looking at...

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honestly i trust my 18 year old 535 more than i would a newer engine. operating under the priciple of " its gone this far with out breaking, probiblity is it wont " my 85 535 is still strong with 150k

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One of my 1998 528i's has 170,000 Miles on it, don't ask me where those miles came from !!! BTW its for sale....if anyone is interested ill post pics. Then engine runs great and it has been properly maintained by the dealer.

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get the VIN number of the car.

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well if we r going into mileage again, then I win e34 2.5 89 with 270,000 miles


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