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95/540/6 - this car rocks! Mtc.! Schmaintenance! (archive)

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Posted by Steve on July 30, 2001 at 16:54:16:

In Reply to: Reliability of E34 V8's posted by Steve on July 30, 2001 at 05:12:52:

We are considering purchase of a manual transmission 530 or 540. We have read mixed reviews regarding the reliability of the E34 V8's as compared to the E39 V8's and the 6 cylinder cars (E34 /E39). What is your experience? Also, how costly is maintence and how is fuel economy? Would appreciate any info. Thanks.

'98 528i Sport 5spd
'90 325i 5spd

I got mine with 28k ( mint ) and a new block for $24k, you show me a new car that offers this kind of luxury, quality of build and performance for that money! It does get 16 cty/25 hwy and so far ( 7k miles ) has not needed an ounce of maintenance. Though I do expect to spend some money in the future ( Inspection 2, brakes and all ), I'm keeping it for the long haul.

Go with the V8( if it's Ausil! )! Except if you plan on working on it yourself ( I used to ), I realize most peeps on this board do just that and I'm envious - I don't have that kind of time.

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