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BMW E34

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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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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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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.net/E34main/Other/Racing/Racing_main.htm

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GM Trannys??

And yeah, it'd just be a challenge to get ahold of a 5 speed. No idea if they even amde them for this specific car, but surely another one could be mated with little to no work. Like Honda's, lol.

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