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8 Series - E31 (1989 - 1999)

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:16 AM
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Considering a 1991 850i or 1996 740il, any advice out there

I am looking for a nice 740I or an 850i any advice out there on which is better I'm wondering if the maintenance on the 850i is a constant situation or if they are reliable, don't see too many around.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:30 PM
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There aren't many 8's around. I've had only the usual wear items, considering my car had 147k on the clock when I picked it up 15mo ago. New front steering components, new front struts/lowering springs, a couple rear ball joints, radiator & hoses, etc. No more maintenance on an 8 than other BMW's. Some parts are now obsolete (some interior trim etc). Later M73 V-12s have worthwhile upgrades, plus the 5spd auto is a nice upgrade.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:19 PM
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i have both...I really like 7 but like the 8 a million times better. However, When something breaks on the 8, be prepared to pay. Not as many used parts and options like the 7 would give you.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:28 PM
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I love the 840CSI it is the best BMW i have owned its just got the looks 1995.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:17 PM
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Get an 8 if you can find one so the rest of us 8 owners have someone else to talk to. I have had BMWs since 1993. I loved them all and the 8 is no disappointment. I get lots of questions. Lots of folks have never seen one. I like driving cars other folks don't have so if for no other reason, buy an 8 for the simple fun of seeing all the looks it gets.

Good luck

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Old 07-23-2013, 11:47 AM
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hi i have a 1991 850I denan 12c twin turbo 54000km for sale rzw_thepen@msn.com
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