View Full Version : What's gone wrong this year
11-14-2009, 12:50 PM
It's been a frustating year of ownership and I've spent a lot of $$$. Several times I've considered selling the car but I enjoy driving the car too much.
Here are the items I've replaced this year
Lower control arms
Costs coming up include new shock absorbers, new tyres and brakes.
I think it's now time to change it over, I've considered buying a 530i E39, but after reading a thread on the E39 forum about ownership problems and costs it may be time for a change to a Subaru Liberty (Legacy) turbo.
11-14-2009, 08:56 PM
Nice car......I have a 92 525i. This year I have replaced all 4 rotors and pads, tires, ignition switch ,both relay modules, half the dash lights ,power steering pressure hose and a new thermostat. Why do I keep this car?? Because of how much fun it is to drive , how great the e34 looks coming down the road and because other brands just don't measure up to the BMW. You have a beautiful car. You won't be happy with anything else..............
11-14-2009, 09:14 PM
I could say the same thing, Nice SOLID car, ive owned 6 Jap cars previously and this is my first Euro car and im only 20!
I have replaced the Shocks and Springs (Lowered)
New front brakes
But its such an Awesome car, Looks very nice and rides lovely :) Keep it!
11-14-2009, 10:13 PM
You are not alone, man.
To be expected to keep the older cars in good condition.
I read somewhere that it costs about $2,000 US a year to keep an e34 in good condition. I have owned mine almost 7 years.
Each year it seem like some new/odd repair. This year door regulator/motor, knock sensors and Geibo in addition to normal maintainence items. I need to do rear struts and possibly tie rods and may need a fuel pump. Just bought 4 used basketweaves for my winter tires.
See it goes on and on. Still cheaper than a new car.
11-15-2009, 05:18 AM
Keep the faith. with the exception of coil and ECU that is all normal wear items.
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