In Reply to: Re: New to forum and about to buy 1992 525i posted by John Gallagher on September 24, 2001 at 11:14:40:
As a reference, I just bought a '94 525i,63K miles, white w/ tan interior. The seats and interior are near perfect. The paint has small chips, mostly on the hood., but the clearcoat and paint show no scratches. From 3 ft. away it looks perfect. I paid the local BMW dealer to inspect the car before I bought it($160). Here's what they found: front arm and sway arm bushings are cracked, leaking valve cover gasket. The car broker I bought the car from is paying for these repairs. Bottom line, I paid $15,800 for the car.
Also for a point of reference- I bought a '95 525 2 years ago from a wholesaler. 76k, and almost perfect. Had been a southwestern US car and the windshield needed to be replaced. I paid 18 k for the car. Look around there are bargans to be had