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Old 06-16-2008, 06:22 PM
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IS this a good deal? 528e well-kept for 3500?

The car looks good and drives well, but I just dont wanna get burned on the price...
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http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/car/709642835.html

any help would be very much appreciated thanks
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:24 PM
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what's the mileage?
you should also look for service records especially timing belt and water pump.

That's a little high on the price.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:22 PM
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He is right. It is a 25 year old car! Unless it is in pristine condition, it probably is not worth all that money. You can actually put historic plates on that one already! For that price you can get a much newer bimmer or better yet, a nice 535is! Make sure you look in the NJ side of Craiglists and be prepared to drive for an excellent deal.
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:23 PM
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I paid $700 for my 528e



It was a owned by one family - no rust, 111K miles.
Everything works - drives and rides nice. I tossed the bottlecaps and 14" tires for used Borberts for $150 from a fellow BMW club member and now I have a decent E28

Right time right place - that's my motto when looking for cars.

$3500 should put you in very very nice 535is territory not 528e.
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:04 AM
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Looks a little pricey to me. Especially since you will have to swap out those metric wheels and trx tires.
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Thumbs down Nah.

I paid $1,000 for my '88 535 is. I'm no Bimmer expert (yet), but this sounds exhorbitant to me.

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Old 07-17-2010, 11:40 AM
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i paid $500 for my 1988 528e and all it needed was a new passenger seat bealt and little things like tires and new trunk seal
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:29 PM
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I paid $700 for my 528e

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Right time right place - that's my motto when looking for cars.

$3500 should put you in very very nice 535is territory not 528e.
So did I, 6 years ago, 102,000 miles.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:35 PM
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Looks a little pricey to me. Especially since you will have to swap out those metric wheels and trx tires.
The 1988 528e originally comes with 14" wheels, not the trx.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:24 AM
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too expensive

I would'nt pay that much. I paid $500 four years ago, replaced water pump and timing belt. Two days ago the left drider's strut housing rusted through. I would'nt buy it for that
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