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Jamie
03-31-1999, 06:06 PM
Here's a newbie question:<p>I LOVE the way the 635s look, and see them for sale periodically. Problem: I am not very mechanically inclined, and don't have a ton of extra money to shell out to mechanics. Would buying a 635 (say with 70k miles) be a bad idea given this scenario?<p>If so, are more recent BMWs more reliable? Basically, I'd like to have an older was as an "occasional fun" car, but not have to constantly work on it/spend money on it. Maybe that is unrealistic...<p>Thanks,<br>Jamie

John G.Burns
04-01-1999, 06:34 AM
<i>: I LOVE the way the 635s look, and see them for sale periodically. Problem: I am not very mechanically inclined, and don't have a ton of extra money to shell out to mechanics. Would buying a 635 (say with 70k miles) be a bad idea given this scenario?<p>: If so, are more recent BMWs more reliable? Basically, I'd like to have an older was as an "occasional fun" car, but not have to constantly work on it/spend money on it. Maybe that is unrealistic...<br></i><p>A 635 is a great car and most parts aren't too expensive. But remember it IS old. If you get a well maintained rust free car it's a bonus, best money you'll ever spend is on a pre-purchase inspection by a BMW SPECIALIST.<p>These cars run great IF you look after them.

Peter
04-07-1999, 09:09 AM
It's been a few days since your post. If you already bought the car, enjoy it. It's a fabulous one of a kind car. Most BMWs, especially late model cars aren't put together half as well as the ol' 6. Due to the very low production of the coupe, there was always much more care in assembly. However, contrary to your other reply, parts can be E X T R E M L E Y expensive. Well, any parts specific only to the 635 can be as much as 3 times as expensive as other model bimmers.ie. weather stripping, tail lights, interior parts. But, on the plus side, the 635 shares almost the same mechanicals(engine, suspension) as the older 535i and 735i so parts are readily available and aren't "too" expensive. Best thing is to get the car checked out by a BMW mechanic. IMHO, still the best looking Bimmer ever. I'll always keep mine.<p>Regards,<br>Peter<p>: Here's a newbie question:<p>: I LOVE the way the 635s look, and see them for sale periodically. Problem: I am not very mechanically inclined, and don't have a ton of extra money to shell out to mechanics. Would buying a 635 (say with 70k miles) be a bad idea given this scenario?<p>: If so, are more recent BMWs more reliable? Basically, I'd like to have an older was as an "occasional fun" car, but not have to constantly work on it/spend money on it. Maybe that is unrealistic...<p>: Thanks,<br>: Jamie<p>


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