In Reply to: 1989 535i pros and cons??? posted by Mark on December 25, 1999 at 09:13:29:
: I have found a '89 535i with 120,000 for $7,500 and am very interested in finding out how much this car differs from the '90, '91,'92 &'93 models. I can't really swing the $13-16k for the newer models. I have an '86 535i with 230,000 miles and am getting the feel it is time to move on.
: Any info would be greatly appreciated.
: Mark (Boston)
Last year I purchased a 89 535i with 160,000 mi. It is worth the savings in money from a newer one. I am very happy with it. Although that price for the one you're looking at is very steep for that many miles. I have seen them going for $5,500 to $6,500 with good maintenance records. I was fortunate enough to run into a deal of a life time when I purchased my 89 535i for $6,200. I drove by the dealer and saw this beautiful vehicle in the front of the lot and turned around to go see it. It had the factory M aerodynamics kit and the factory M aerodynamics rear wing. It also had the M suspension with anti-sway and stress bars. The sales man said they were asking $7,999 but some one already had a deposit on it but the guy had been waiting on a loan for a week. Well it was closing time and the guy said he want's to make a sale. I told him I had $6,200 in my pocket if he'll sell me the car right then. He called that guy with the deposit and told him if he didn't have the money, they were selling it. Well the guy didn't have the money and this beauty was all mine. I don't think they knew what they had because the kit, wing and suspension cost at least $4,000 if not more. Maybe you saw my letter to the editor in last months Bimmer Magazine. Larry (Denver)