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Re: Should I buy this car? (archive)

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Posted by Mike G on January 29, 2001 at 01:19:40:

In Reply to: Should I buy this car? posted by Angie on January 29, 2001 at 01:01:12:

I bought a 83 528e with 160,000 miles on it for $1,100 CDN/750 US about 6 months ago. The car had been badly neglected, brakes, tires, lot's of silly cosmetic things, but the mileage was not a concern to me. A car 5 years newer in good condition, that's probably a reasonable price. You might have a mechanic take a look at it, have a compression test done, etc. Do you know the history of the car? (that's worth a lot!!!) I'm sure others will be able to offer additional suggestions.

My friend has a 1988 BMW 528 4 door sedan. I have never owned a BMW so I apologize to any afficionados out there for my lack of knowledge. The car is in relatively good condition but has 172,000 miles on it. How long do BMW's of this make usually last (if serviced regularly, etc.)? My friend is asking $2,000 for it. Is this a good deal? I realized that without seeing it, this is a hard judgment to make, but I am really concerned about the mileage.
Thanks for any advice...

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