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BS87
09-08-2003, 04:37 PM
Hi guys, i'm kinda new, browse alot, sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

I wanted your guys opinion if this is a good deal or not, on an old BMW my teacher is willing to sell me.

Its a 1984 325ES
184,000~ miles
Maroon, 6 cylinder, manual trans.
Minor dings and scratches, nothing i really care about
1 Wiper blade does not work (motor runs, blades tries, but doesn't pick up)
And it leaks a little oil, but i'm definatly planning on getting this fixed (Any idea how much this might cost?)

*edit* Also comes with 2 sets of rims, the normal ones, and the mags.

Asking price is 1,500$ USD.


Thanks for your help guys!

Bruce
09-08-2003, 04:57 PM
Hi guys, i'm kinda new, browse alot, sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

I wanted your guys opinion if this is a good deal or not, on an old BMW my teacher is willing to sell me.

Its a 1984 325ES
184,000~ miles
Maroon, 6 cylinder, manual trans.
Minor dings and scratches, nothing i really care about
1 Wiper blade does not work (motor runs, blades tries, but doesn't pick up)
And it leaks a little oil, but i'm definatly planning on getting this fixed (Any idea how much this might cost?)

*edit* Also comes with 2 sets of rims, the normal ones, and the mags.

Asking price is 1,500$ USD.


Thanks for your help guys!

There is no such thing as an 84 325es. There was only the 325e (coupe) in 1984.

MAKE SURE the timing belt has been replaced recently (supposed to be done every 60k miles at least)- if not figure $1k repair there. Do NOT wait to do this. If the belt breaks you WILL need a new engine.

I sold an 84 325e about `18 months ago. Around 115k miles, paint in rough shape, interior in excellent shape, mechanically perfect. Sold it for $1300.

IMO $1500 for what you describe is pricey. If I were in your shoes and could go up to $3k-4500 I would look at a 325i or 325is. The "e" does NOT stand for "extremely fast".

BS87
09-08-2003, 05:40 PM
There is no such thing as an 84 325es. There was only the 325e (coupe) in 1984.

MAKE SURE the timing belt has been replaced recently (supposed to be done every 60k miles at least)- if not figure $1k repair there. Do NOT wait to do this. If the belt breaks you WILL need a new engine.

I sold an 84 325e about `18 months ago. Around 115k miles, paint in rough shape, interior in excellent shape, mechanically perfect. Sold it for $1300.

IMO $1500 for what you describe is pricey. If I were in your shoes and could go up to $3k-4500 I would look at a 325i or 325is. The "e" does NOT stand for "extremely fast".

Well, i guess its an E then. Might be an 1985 ES. I cant go up more than 2k, and i'm not really looking for a fast car, just one that runs.