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E24 (1976 - 1989)
The BMW 6 Series (E24) was the first variant of the 6 series produced by BMW from 1976 through 1989.

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:16 PM
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Should i get a 83' 633CSI

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.

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Old 12-23-2012, 10:03 PM
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:03 PM
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:16 PM
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Go for the E24 but have a cheap DD. Best of both worlds, IMO.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:05 PM
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Thanks, i have some other offers like the 1986 325es, but it needs work.
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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 "Bigcoupe.com". 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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