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Re: New to forum and about to buy 1992 525i (archive)

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Posted by Johnny on September 24, 2001 at 12:41:06:

In Reply to: New to forum and about to buy 1992 525i posted by Bo on September 24, 2001 at 10:21:36:

1. Bulb replacement, easy.
2. Could be the kick down cable seal. Mine leaked after a tranny service. Problem is to completly stop the leak they have to take down entire transmission. One of those $2.00 parts that requires $400+ worth of labor to replace. So. I tolerate the leak, now it rarely occurs.
3. Leather can be redyed.
4. I had great sucess with Mc Guire's 1-2-3 system. Cleaner, polish and wax.

'92 at $10,000?
Recalls current?
One Owner?
Mechanic already check it out?

If yes to all of the above, sounds like a good deal. If not you may want to keep looking
I paid $9700 for my '89 525ia with 97,500 miles on it. (One owner, all records, mechanic checked it out, all recalls current.)


I found a Iceland green with parchment 1992 525i. It has 100000 miles on it. I have been researching on this board for a while. There are a few issues that I am not sure out, but need as much advice as possible, as if it is worth it or not.
1. The on board computer display is out, you can barely see it at night, the buttons all light up but not the display.
2. The transmission is leaking fluid near the front of transmission.
3. The front seat needs some attention, looks like scratches in leather.
4. Lastly there are these tiny scratches all over the clearcoat. The owner says no matter what he puts on the car, it looks good for a couple of days and then after rain or a wash they all come back.
Anyway I woud like to know if you all think this is worth $10,000. I realize I will be putting money into it, but not sure if I should just keep looking. I want this car so bad but am not sure.

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