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Old 08-10-2009, 10:33 AM
aje963 aje963 is offline
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Looking to Buy - Need Help!

I've been a fan of BMWs for as long as I can remember and I particularly like older BMWs, especially the 5-series. There happens to be an '85 528E for sale locally that I am interested in buying, but I'm not sure the price is right. It's selling for $1,095 but it does need some work. It has 88k miles, automatic transmission, with A/C, power locks and windows, and cruise. Apparently the A/C belt is missing and the clutch does not engage. Also, the tires are bald and need replacing. I was told the engine runs fairly rough and that it definitely needs a new head gasket to even be road worthy. It also needs some exhaust work. The body is in pretty good condition, as well as the interior. So, all that being said, is the price about right? As you can tell, I know little to nothing about buying a BMW and this would be the first one I own. Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:44 AM
Sortma20 Sortma20 is offline
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well the car is probably worth a lottle more than that
the things that you have mentioned are not cheap fixes
that is were the car becomes expensive
i have resently purchased a 1983 528e and i had to to all of that to it and more
and im well over 3000 and iv only had the car for a couple of months
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