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I'm a complete BMW noob and I want to buy my first one. I found one that's about an hour away from my house so I want to decide some things before i make the trip. Here's a link to the ad 1987 325e BMW
The guy said the issues are that the windshield is cracked and the wipers don't work. The motor works but there's something wrong with the linkage. He wants $1500 firm. There's no rust and it apparantly runs and drives beautifully. The paint and body are in good shape but the driver's seat has a tear in it that probably warrants replacement. What do you think?




 

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How many miles? The price actually sounds high to me, but I'm comparing prices to cars in my area. If I were you I would look for a newer E30 and a 325i instead of e. I love my car, but I really wish it was a 325is.. How far away is it to go look at it?
 

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Seems like an ok buy, make sure you take it for a ride before you put any money down.

For around the same price you could possibly find an e36 instead! Always liked them more personally.
 

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It looks pretty clean. Check for rust on the door edges, trunk edges, etc. Check the tires, they look pretty decent. If it drives as good as it looks, I think it'll be a decent deal. The e-brake is easy to adjust. It's a good thing the clutch and alternator have been replaced, verify his receipts for them tho.
 

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All models that have an e on it are meant for economy. Nobody buys a BMW for economy. Hence, they don't make e's anymore. Makes sure the car comes with maintenance records and have all used cars check out by a certified mechanic. It is worth the $100 or so that it will cost. You can buy a car like that for 1500 and it could need 4000 in repairs. For 5,500 you can do much better than a 23 yr old 3 series economy model. All the e models were underpowered. Get a 325i from that generation. They are very cool cars as long as they are maintained. Something like whiteshark's car would be better.
 
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