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Old 09-20-2012, 07:20 AM
paredown paredown is offline
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What would you pay for a low miles 1993 525it Touring?

Still waiting on details but found one with only 70,000 miles--was a stay-at-home mom's car.

Only 70,000 miles, don't know any more than that. Trying to see it tonight.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:30 AM
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If everything is proper and they have maintenance records, I would pay up to $4k if you REALLY want it. Personally, I wouldn't go much above $3k. At 70k, I'd be expecting some up and coming services. I'd bet the water pump is original for example. Trans fluid prolly hasn't ever been changed...stuff like that. Be prepared to wrench a bit...but you will be rewarded by having a VERY low mile touring.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:37 PM
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If everything is proper and they have maintenance records, I would pay up to $4k if you REALLY want it. Personally, I wouldn't go much above $3k. At 70k, I'd be expecting some up and coming services. I'd bet the water pump is original for example. Trans fluid prolly hasn't ever been changed...stuff like that. Be prepared to wrench a bit...but you will be rewarded by having a VERY low mile touring.
Thanks.

He has it listed for KBB of $4900--I thought that was high.

I did expect that the cooling system overhaul would need doing.

I'll do a search and see what is involved with changing the fluid on the A/T.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:49 PM
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No prob. My thought on 70-110k cars is that they are (more often than not) more headache than a well cared for higher mileage car. Timing belts and water pumps (among many other items) are going to fail/need replacing on most cars in the 'lower mileage' bracket.

Perfect example is my car. Not that it's tip top or anything...but I have all my records of date and mileage of my repairs...AND I have replaced just about everything that moves on that car. My car has 200k on it...and I'd probably buy it again today over a ~100k 525i.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:58 AM
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I have had my touring for some time now and when I bought it, it had 54,000 miles on it. I can tell you that the closer I get to the big 100,000 the maintenance has been becoming more frequent. I paid 5,600 for mine and would do it again without any thought.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:03 PM
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Its probably a 4000 car if the interior and exterior is in great shape as they are hard to find. As far as maintenance. That's easy just make sure you replace ALL fluids and filters upon purchase. Then baby it while you watch to see if the cooling system is working properly at temps. Then you know if something needs replacing.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:55 AM
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Don't know if the guy had second thoughts or what--got one email back promising pictures on the CL ad--nothing showed.

Wrote a chatty email about how it is easy to not click the final time to get CL to update.

Both times gave my email, cell and home number--but not a word from the seller.

I guess I'll be looking some more....
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