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Old 08-24-2008, 11:28 PM   #11
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This site is a good resource:
http://www.kbb.com/

From what I put in, it's worth a little over $2k.

Look on autotrader though. You'll find some better deals than that.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:40 PM   #12
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It's an expensive as hell car to fix. Also small engine
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:53 PM   #13
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Yeah, BMW parts are not cheap. Look at like a 90's Civic. You can probably find one in pretty good shape for $2k.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:57 PM   #14
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got an intrique for 1000 they run great look great and are really cheap to repair.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:19 PM   #15
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Ok you guys are right. But i need to get a car by next week or else i cant start my college classes up in madison. Anyone know of any wisconsin private seller sites?
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:25 PM   #16
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That is still alot of miles even for a BMW. Do you still see any BMWs for sale with 400,000 or even 300K on the clock? not many.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:35 PM   #17
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Just put in your zipcode on autotrader and do it within 25 miles.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:43 PM   #18
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One of the best places I know of to find used cars: craigslist.

That's where I found my BMW.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:47 PM   #19
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That's a lot of miles, but the M44 engine is pretty durable so I'm not too surprised. I've seen some with the original M50 motor that has 600,000+ miles on it and they still pull strong. Miles are nothing if you take care of it and properly maintain the car.

The front struts should not be too hard to replace, the OEM ones are relatively cheap. Just be prepared if you're going to be buying a BMW. European cars are not cheap to fix and modify.

Personally I would look for more options if you want a BMW. There are plenty of great ones you can find on Craigslist that are just as expensive with less miles.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:52 AM   #20
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having owned an old BMW with alot of miles on the clock.. dont do it.. will be far too expensive to keep on running, they are very expensive to repair...
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