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Old 09-12-2012, 02:08 PM
Josh429er Josh429er is offline
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I would say don't get it.... A E34 is a terrific car, hell any bimmer is but like he said, don't expect gold when you pay for silver. These cars and anycar at this age will bankrupt you if you don't have some mechanic experience. Bimmers should not be cheaply maintained, when I bought mine and started to tally all the stuff I should replace I was looking at 1500 in parts alone. That's not including getting new doors and fenders. Ultimately It's your choice it sounds like you've already made up your mind.

I will say this as future advise. Never go into a car buying transaction wanting the car. You have to not want it. You cannot let your emmotions take over. It is then that you make big mistakes.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:17 PM
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I would say don't get it.... A E34 is a terrific car, hell any bimmer is but like he said, don't expect gold when you pay for silver. These cars and anycar at this age will bankrupt you if you don't have some mechanic experience. Bimmers should not be cheaply maintained, when I bought mine and started to tally all the stuff I should replace I was looking at 1500 in parts alone. That's not including getting new doors and fenders. Ultimately It's your choice it sounds like you've already made up your mind.

I will say this as future advise. Never go into a car buying transaction wanting the car. You have to not want it. You cannot let your emmotions take over. It is then that you make big mistakes.
I actually ended up not buying because the guy didn't know much about the exhaust leak. i am now still looking, but more towards a 328i or a b5 a4/s4
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:38 PM
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I love 540's. Take care of it and it will take care of you. I agree with everyone, drive safe friend. Also congratulations on your first car.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:52 PM
gfsys530isrcute gfsys530isrcute is offline
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Oops didn't see there was another page. Never mind haha.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:15 PM
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Wish I had a budget like that for my first car.... 1985 Pontiac 6000 LE stationwagon $400 LOL
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:16 PM
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Wish I had a budget like that for my first car.... 1985 Pontiac 6000 LE stationwagon $400 LOL
my friend has a full dinan e36 m3, another kid's parents bought him a showroom new e46 m3, iv also seen in the lot some new scions ($16k) and a jdm'ed Toyota altezza (really a Lexus is250)
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