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Unread 07-20-2006, 12:14 AM   #1
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I just saw a really nice red BMW 525i on the street. Allow rims, automatic, 4 door, 160,000 miles. Do you guys think that its over the edge. Too many miles? I'm not looking to buy it, too young, but later on this is the kind of car I am looking for. It was going for $6,900?

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meh i think 160000 is too much, i wouldnt let my dad buy a toyota tacoma w/ 100000 miles despite how reliable they are. I just think thats a little too far, id say keep it around 50-80000 miles

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In my oppinion BMW is one of the better cars on the road. their lemon rate is very low in automobile magazine the interviewed a law firm that deals in the lemon law and they said they rarely have seen any honda or bmw lemons. If they did see one they usually settle out of court. They want their customers to be happy

160,000 is a lot of miles. my honda has 240,000 and is still running strong. Hoses are starting to fail though. Hoses dont last for ever . I personally would not recomend it if you cannot afford the maintenance of a luxury car. Simple repairs on luxury cars can get expensive.

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Too many miles man....parts will start getting expensive fast.

You'd be better off looking for a nice 325/330ci preferably less then say 70K miles well taken care of.

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Adas is right on that part, only experiance I've had with BMW was an early 90s 525i, was a great car. Shame they charged an excessive amount to fit a new cylinder head to replace one that broke. Had the M sport package on it too.

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I would never go for a car above 110,000, it usually means their on the brink, or the repair bills will be too much. My brother sold his 1996 jetta(Exact one in fast and the furious 1, just without the crazy engine and all), because after taking it to the mechanic, he said 10,000 miles before it died on him. It had 125,000 on it.

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Naw you could get way better for the money imo.


For me with BMW it's like this....If I got one it would have to be an M-series like an M3 or an M5...I just couldn't drive a different bimmer.

P.s. I don't drive a bimmer a probably never will due to the above...I have liquid dreams of the E46 M3 though

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Naw you could get way better for the money imo.


For me with BMW it's like this....If I got one it would have to be an M-series like an M3 or an M5...I just couldn't drive a different bimmer.

P.s. I don't drive a bimmer a probably never will due to the above...I have liquid dreams of the E46 M3 though
Believe me, it's worth it

No, but BMW has lots of non-M series that are great. the e46 330ci is great, not the FASTEST car, but with a little suspension help can corner just as good as a stock E46 M3...the newer 550i, the older 5 series 540i is pretty nice, the e36 328 was almost as fast as the M3 because of wieght, and a few others....but of course, the M's still dominate

But since your looking more for a car around $6-7K I guess what you could get with that is like a ....oy looking at autotrader, for $8K your better off with a different brand lol
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I would never go for a car above 110,000, it usually means their on the brink, or the repair bills will be too much. My brother sold his 1996 jetta(Exact one in fast and the furious 1, just without the crazy engine and all), because after taking it to the mechanic, he said 10,000 miles before it died on him. It had 125,000 on it.
Dude, sucks for the guy he sold it to.

I think that other than some specific cars out there(80's Volvo and Mercedes diesels, etc.), 160000 is too much. I'm sure you can find a lower milage bimmer for the same money.

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Believe me, it's worth it

No, but BMW has lots of non-M series that are great. the e46 330ci is great, not the FASTEST car, but with a little suspension help can corner just as good as a stock E46 M3...the newer 550i, the older 5 series 540i is pretty nice, the e36 328 was almost as fast as the M3 because of wieght, and a few others....but of course, the M's still dominate
Oh, i totally agree,,BMW has very nice cars besides the M-Series and they have great potential as well....but for me...Driving a 330ci would be like driving the non-turbo imprezza...I'd just have to have the 3 series...

BTW adas...you have a beutiful car.

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