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Re: YOUR RIGHT. THESE CARS ARE CRAP (archive)

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Posted by Azure on January 28, 2001 at 15:55:26:

In Reply to: YOUR RIGHT. THESE CARS ARE CRAP posted by REGGIE on January 29, 2001 at 02:40:59:

Pfft! Give me a freakin break. I bought my 86 535i about 6mnths ago, and it's been a darling. Yes, I've had it into the shop, ooh, say, 4 times, but 3 of those times have been for things that were found to be defective in the pre-purchase inspection that I'm slowing getting repaired one-by-one. The last time was cause of a minor oil leak (which since getting a hose tightened is 100% gone - I think maybe the shop left it loose from a former repair..oops) The car is 14 years old for christs sake, you ever wonder why you don't see many 14yo US-brand cars on the road? IT'S CAUSE THEY'RE ALL DEAD. It's a testiment to BMW that so many E28's are still on the road, despite SERIOUS owner neglect, in many cases. If you're going to buy one, use half a brain, get the thing checked out, $1200 or not. It took me 8 months to find a decent E28 to buy, in the end I paid $3700 - rust free, and only one minor electrical problem, since fixed (drivers door lock failed to engage central locking). I must have looked at about 12 of em - the rest had the sh*t slapped out of them. Looks like you bought one of the other 11. Sucks to be you.

Oh, and btw- people only come to this forum if they have a problem (or something to buy/sell), what you're not seeing is the other zillions of E28 owners out there who have no problems whatsoever (like myself).

Good market value for a nice E28 is around 4-5k, 1-2k is WAY too low, you didn't buy a POS car, you bought it from a POS owner who'd neglected it and just wanted it off their hands.

My car has 128k and starts on first turn of the starter, no undue noise, no smoke, and all the appropriate fluids stay where they're supposed to.


Azure

PS; You complain about smoke pouring out and it running badly, then complain about the lack of power?? DUH! Get the thing fixed and then get back to us- or even better, cut your losses and buy a better example.

P.P.S: Don't even get me started on the handling aspects of Beretta Vs E28... your shocks probably need replacing, god knows what else, my E28 (with factory LSD) is the most road hugging corner lover I've ever driven.



YOUR CAR IS AVERAGE ACTUALLY. iVE BEEN READING HERE FOR AWHILE TO LEARN WEATHER TO KEEP THE ONE I BOUGHT OR SELL IT.

NOTHING WORKS, IT HAS RUST EVERYWHERE, AND SOMETIMES IT RUNS LIKE SHIT. I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE I HEARD BMWS WERE GOOD CARS, BUT I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER ONE, EVER. IT ONLY HAS 55000 MILES AND IT BURNS OIL AND SMOKES, THE SEATS ARE WORN OUT AND CRACKED, AND THE STEERING FEELS SLOPPY LIKE YOU CAN MOVE THE WHEEL AND NOTHING HAPPENS. NO CAR SHOULD WEAR OUT SO FAST. I PAID $1200. FOR IT AND THOUGHT I GOT A KEEPER, BUT I HAVE LEARNED ALOT SINCE THEN.

YOU MADE MY MIND UP TO SELL IT BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE ALL CRAP CARS AND I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU GUYS KEEP THEM.

THIS WHOLE PLACE IS JUST COMPALINTS ABOUT WHATS WRONG WITH THEM AND THAT TELLS ME YOU HAVE NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH THEM TOO. WHY DON'T YOU GET CARS YOU DON'T HAVE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT AND ASK FOR HELP HOW TO FIX BECAUSE THEY ARE SO COMPLICATTED AND EXPENSIVE TO FIX?

I AM GOING TO BUY ANOTHER USED CHEVY BERRETTA LIKE I HAD BEFORE THIS 528 POS. AT LEAST IT HAD POWER ENOUGH TO GET OUT OF ITS OWN WAY AND IT HANDLED MUCH BETTER AND RODE BETTER.

ADIOS FOR NOW
REGGIE

What's up everybody? Yeah, I was just wondering if anyone else had a QUIRKY 5er like mine. For instance, when I got mine(85 535i) it had a relay that drained the battery dead, radio forgets presets(still does), headrest didn't go up and down, heater blower was rusted or something, factory cassette is wicked EVIL and practically refuses to play tapes unless force is applied, door locks are FRICKEN NUTS and go into unlock/lock cycle, drivers door must be shut in order to lock the car, ABS sensors are rusted(yet ABS works sometimes), trunk button just LOVES to not pop back out, right rear window falls into the door(once), original OBC lost its mind(replaced), new motor was replaced after only 5 years, e-brake must be pulled ALLLL the way back(with extreme force) in order to secure the car and the button was originally not visible(inside the lever), umm, TRX wheels(need I even say more), windows go up at .0000005 mph, I dunno.

-Mike
CrAZy 85' 535i (with a broken foglight)- whoohoo






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