In Reply to: Prospective 525i Owner Needs Advice posted by Rick on January 30, 2000 at 19:27:18:
I bought an 1992 M50/vanos engined 525i 5 months ago, 127000 miles and quite cheap. Since then I've had the following probs,,,
Rear suspension rubbers replaced.
New power steering pump required.
New Silencer and centre box required.
Also it is using coolant at an alarming rate 1.5liters in 800 miles, and it looks as if its coming out of the exhaust, I'm told that Cyl head gaskets never go on M50 engines. Well this one has.
If you add that lot up it comes to almost £2000 or $3k. BMW's are nice cars to drive, but they suffer from the same wear and tear as any old bread and butter car, at half the price.