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Yea, mine has most of those probs too... (archive)

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Posted by TJ on January 31, 2001 at 00:52:53:

In Reply to: DOes anybody else have a QUiRkY E28 like mine? posted by ///Mike on January 29, 2001 at 00:21:27:

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.

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

Well, you wanna know if my car is like yours, so:

My blinker bugs out and goes tick... tick... tick... TICKTICKTICKTICK! I'm pretty sure it's not even blinking when it's spazzing like that.

Friggin check lights always come on when the thing it's checking is just fine.

Got a Kenwood excelon so no probs there. : ) Never replaced the speakers cause car audio becomes an obsession and money pit, trust me.

Passenger door lock doesn't work with central locking system.

Trunk button also doesn't come out when pushed, but it is because of gunk in there, I'm just too lazy to clean it.

And yea, I have to friggin yank the e-brake.

Windows are slow too.

I also have TRX's, but no way i'm spending possibly $1000 to replace them for a car worth maybe $3k.

Finally, yea, my car had the shimmy at around 50-55 mph, but I was like, eh, I aint spending money on it - now it shakes like a mother even at 65. Whatever, I don't care. That's the beauty of old bimmers. Yea, they are pos's sometimes, so don't bash Reggie for bitching, but the awesome thing is, you can't buy better for only $1-5k!!!

Lets compare with my friends' cheap cars. One got a CRX for $2k, but it's slow as molasses. Another has an IROC - kinda cool in a denim jacket, reo speedwagon kinda way. My friend with the most sense bought an 85 318i for only $600!! Sure, it's all dented to hell, but you can abuse the hell out of it day in and day out and it still runs. I love these cars.

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