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Re: Thinking of buying 535i... (archive)

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Posted by JOE ORDING on October 16, 2001 at 16:48:08:

In Reply to: Thinking of buying 535i... posted by Josh R. on October 16, 2001 at 16:42:51:

The E34s typically are a bit less reliable than the E28s, because there are a few more bits and pieces that can go wrong. A lot of stuff is similar, like the thrust arm bushings, etc. A 535i should be able to out-perform your 528e pretty easily. That's not really saying much for the 535i, however, 528es are pretty slow. ;) For some more useful information than I am capable of giving, follow the link below, there is some "pre-purchase/what will break right after you've spent your paycheck" information there...


I have an 87 528e with 170,000 mi. Some problems but nothing major that I can't handle (used to be a mechanic). I have found an 89 535i with 150,000 miles on it for 5,900. My dad has a 94 740il. My question is how good is the 535i in regards to maintenance, performance, reliability? My car is relatively reliable for its age and high mileage. My dad however has been seeing a few large problems now and again. So I am curious, what would you all do? I would ask the e28 group (my usual group, but I see those are the wrong years to ask). Thanks for any help or advise.





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