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#1 Sherman

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:16 AM

I like them, anyone actually know anything about them?


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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:19 PM

I like the R model mack in the first picture.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:22 PM

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That's a pretty old car. Asuming you want to have this as your first car, I'd still go for the RX7. But the BMW is a bit more practical though.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:41 PM

Stoopid amerikkans!


Yeah, it's older, so are the RX7's. But I've heard they're tanks. They look pretty nice.. just needs tint and rims. I'm actually wanting to look at that white one, it's semi-local.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:43 PM

I you could get it a repaint and other wheels I guess it would be pretty good as first car. It does have air-co, right?

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:48 PM

I know this about BMWs, they're brick reliable. Once you get past the "yuppie snob" factor, they build a damn good car.
They know what works & tend to stick to that. If I Didn't have a yard full of Fords (& my Tracker, "Loki"), I'd probably have
various BMWs.

Here's website you might be interested in -

http://www.bmwe34.ne...Racing_main.htm

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:49 PM

That white would be hard to keep clean around here, lol. I would really run through a self-serve wash and rinse the car for 50 cents a day if I had to. and yeah.. it has A/C. It's loaded, lol. Power everything, leather.. auto (ew) but that can be changed later if I love the car that much, lol.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:54 PM

I seen that car somewhere around my Street. It's a nice classic car that I old guy in my street owns, he says he's going to sell it. The colour of the car I seen is black, nice shiny rims and runs really smooth. Somewhat their pretty rare around where I live, I never see old models like these before except that.
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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:00 PM

Forgot to mention, the white one is an '89 525i. I think 139K miles ):

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:20 PM

Holy crap, that's more then we have with our 2 cars combined :o
And why don't you like leather? It's only a good thing. It just get's damn hot in summer...

So will you give it a repaint (metallic paint or something) or just keep it white?

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:24 PM

Leather sucks in the winter.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:25 PM

139K ? That means it's just broke in.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:32 PM

The only thing that he should worry about at that mileage is the auto transmission.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:33 PM

Woops, it's more like 150K. For 3K, havn't called or anything yet, and that's the only pic. :/

@Jace: Was saying ew at the auto part, haha. Not leather, I WANT leather. But no, paint is too expensive and I'll be in a school parking lot anyway, so I wouldn't paint anything I had unless it needed really bad.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:35 PM

Also at 150k, don't expect the A/C to be working at it's full potential. If I were to get a car with 150k miles, I'd look into getting a different type of refrigerant for the A/C. They have refrigerants that run at lower pressure, which is better for older systems.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:40 PM

Someone spends the $$$ for a BMW, they tend to keep up the maintenance.

Check the fluid - is it full? Smell okay (not burnt)? Look okay (nice dark red color, no metal flakes)? Properly maintained,
there's no reason you shouldn't expect 200k out of that car. Take care of it, a lot more.

A quick search shown no recalls on BMW, Check w/ local dealer to be sure.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:56 PM

I dunno.. 3K is quite much for a nearly 18 year old car you know and it's bound to have quite some deffects.. Try bargening and ask for a test drive or so.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:59 PM

Oh yeah, I know. There's no way I'd buy a car unless I test drove it for a goodwhile and had a dealership check it over (if I was really interested after the drive.)

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:06 PM

Like I said, they tend to keep 'em up.

As for the price, yeah that is a little steep for an older car, but it's a BMW.

I found you another link that might help you make up your mind -

http://www.bmw4life.com/buyingE34.htm

Fro myself, if I had the $$$ I wouldn't turn my nose up at it as long as it's in good shape (not wrecked/rusted, runs good,etc),
but that's me.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:09 PM

BMW hasn't always been so high classed like Aston's and Jag's have been..

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