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kotmark 12-21-2012 09:16 PM

Should i get a 83' 633CSI
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Hello BMW community, I'm mark and I'm new to this forum, this is my first post!
I just wanna know from your guy's point of view if i should trade my 1993 dodge Dakota for a 1983 633csi with 150k miles. the bimmer runs and drives, only has a minor oil leak and a clear coat that's pealing, with a little bit of rust that's common for a 83'. look at some pictures and let me know what you think.

Thanks :)

hornhospital 12-23-2012 09:03 PM

How are you using the truck now? Daily driver, occasional use or seldom used? Do you have another vehicle to drive if/when the 633 needs work? ( and it will ) If the truck is a second vehicle you can spare I'd say yeah, do it.

BMWFatherFigure 12-25-2012 07:16 PM

Go for the E24 but have a cheap DD. Best of both worlds, IMO.

kotmark 12-25-2012 08:03 PM

I don't use the truck. i ride the bus since it's free, but i wanna start driving(i don't like trucks), that's why i'm gonna trade my truck for the bimmer.

kotmark 12-25-2012 08:05 PM

Thanks, i have some other offers like the 1986 325es, but it needs work.

GripGreg 01-07-2013 01:56 AM

How well do you know the present owner? Ask questions about the condition of the car. Why is he trading it? Good thing it looks to be stock. At 150K, the motor is fine, usually. But, the peripherals may be due.
Are you good with your hands? Pull the dipstick & see if you can see it through the oil. Does it run? Push down on the front fender & release; does it rebound once? (OK) Twice, it may need shocks. Repeat at the rear.
If the rust on the left shock tower is only at the surface, get rid of it asap! Other spots can be replaced eventually. Check around the tail lights for rust. I'm new to this website, so, I'll also suggest "". It's free & there are some super gurus there too.
Never jump into something that needs work right now, unless it's on purpose! Get some tools & a book!
Have fun & good luck,,,,Greg

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