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Re: 94' 530i w/39K for $17K Need Advice to buy (archive)

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Posted by fs_wheel on September 26, 2001 at 08:19:54:

In Reply to: 94' 530i w/39K for $17K Need Advice to buy..? posted by Jon on September 25, 2001 at 18:03:37:

Drove a White 530i 5 spd. w/blk leather today.
Fully loaded, sport pkg, htd seats, CD CLEAN CAR...
One owner car, original block..?
I am in love with the car.. Tighht as a drum, shifts crisp!
What about the block? What shoulld I do..?
I'm totally on the fence about this car..
Sulphur problems could creep up on me..
Should I roll the dice..?
Please help..


Jon - sound like you want the car, so suggest you take it to a BMW dealer and spend the money for a pre-purchase inspection. I am sure that they have a check list, but you can call out certain things you want looked at ... like the engine. Figure you are going to pay $100-150, but then you will know and have a basis for negotiation. Further the dealer can give you a listing of all BMW service (provided that it is still in the system). FYI I just sold my '94 530i, it had 68k, options - auto, traction, OBC and heated seats - engine recall at 52k and I got $17k. My comment is the car is worth $17k at that mileage, but not if the engine hasn't been thru the recall.

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