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Old 01-18-2012, 09:08 PM
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virtues of the E28 over other BMWs?

Hi, I'm interested in owning an E28, but I'm looking for dynamic reasons to go with looks. For those who have owned other BMWs, what are some of its strong pts, dynamically, compared to other BMWs of any vintage.

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Old 01-19-2012, 12:40 PM
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No replies? Is there nothing exceptional about the E28? Should I look elsewhere for good handling sedan that is more reliable? Do these things break down more than the E34s?
I've had several BMW models and have loved most of them and I'm looking for a reason to own a E28 with less than 200K miles. What can I expect? How does the E28 535i compare with an E46 325i?
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:13 AM
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I have an 84 533i and an 06 325i and have driven many E36 and E46 BMWs. I personally love my E28. It certainly does not out perform any of the more modern BMW's. I have had much more fun cornering and full out driving the E36, E46, and E90. I really like the uniqueness of the E28 though. It is far more noticed and a much different driving experience all together.

The suspension is not as stiff as the E90 which makes it a little more comfortable and a little less sporty. The 325i would be the better handling car if that is what you are going for. It would also be much more reliable.

My E28 has turned out to be quite the money pit. I have put a lot of cash into replacing basically all of the suspension and rear subframe components. It was a Wisconsin car that saw a lot of salt. It is also at the age of having electrical problems so cleaning connectors and hunting for the cause of quirky problems has become a seasonal routine. I've always been able to find and fix the problem in a reasonable amount of time. Ideally I'd like to do a full restore on mine.

Honestly though I do truly love driving my E28. It is still a BMW-much faster than people would expect for its age and it handles the road very nicely. On a nice summer day I'd take it out over my E90 anytime. I certainly would not trade it for an e46 325i. As a performance oriented drivers car it would be difficult for me to recommend over a newer 3 series, but as an entire package I think it is worthwhile to those interested.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:12 AM
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thanks, you feelings are in line with my assumptions. I'll have to ponder more whether an E28 is right for me.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:04 PM
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I have a 1987 BMW 535is and honestly it's very cool for its age, I mean I has fully adjustable seats and a sport mode tranny, also It has an on board computer that can give you ur mpg, range, and mph. I really love it but the tranny is messed up and it's just so hard to fix all that is wrong. Kinda a money pit.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:21 PM
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Do a manual swap. You'll like the car even more.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:41 PM
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:32 AM
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I have also had several BMWs throughout the years. I'm on my second E28, currently driving a 1984 528e with european bumpers, custom exhaust, intake, lowered, etc. I love the combination of sportiness, classic looks, and comfortable ride. I'm constantly getting compliments by other bmw peeps and everyone else where I drive it. Oh, also has great visibility. Get it for it's rareness.
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