In Reply to: Results of the prepurchase inspection posted by Mike Kramer on May 22, 2001 at 18:18:32:
good thing u had the sense to get it checked out. I have read stories before about people buyhing *troubled* cars and moaning about them when the bills mount up. If they dont get them properly inspected before buying the car then its their bloody fault for taking the risk!
i picked up the car today to take it to Just BMW in Cincinnati. i brought it on the highway and the shimmy was gone. later i discovered between 50-65mph it shimmys. the guys there were great. we sat around talking about e30 m3s and they went through the car with a fine tooth comb. once it was up in the air what a piece of shit. here is the list they gave me that it needs:
front subframe broken
front caliper stuck
springs & shocks
engine smokes under hard accel
body is all banged up
frame rails been hurt
the motor felt really strong but under hard accel it just smokes oil. i feel so much better now that i know and it was totally worth checking it out. the guys told me they thing that either a piston ring isnt sealing or its broken. anyway im not going to buy it. and my search continues.