+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    jim86325es
    Guest
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: jim86325es's Avatar


    Yes | No

    Son buying car...

    Hi Gang,

    I am working with my 19 year old son looking for a car. We found an 85 735i (Search: Craigslist/California/Los Angeles... and search for posting # 1928764002

    I haven't called the guy to see how many miles it may have... but was wondering if the E30 gang could give me some information on this particular model and which questions I may want to ask him before I decide to make the 130 mile trek west. (The E23 forum isn't quite as active, and I know the E30 gang is quite knowledgeable).

    My son is a musician... carries gear and friends occasionally... so a 5 or 7 series works for him. But we may keep looking for a 3 series, older model.

    I appreciate any advice and guidance you can share.

    Thank you,

    Jim


  2. #2
    Registered Member
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: 148047 ApocalypseNotNow is an unknown quantity at this point ApocalypseNotNow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    9,130
    Rep Power
    0


    Yes | No

    you're asking a biased crowd here :))

    i personally would stay away from older 7 series. they are too expensive to maintain and guzzle gas. if he absolutely needs a larger car then at least stick to a 5 series. the E28 is a great alternative to an E30. stick shift is a must and the basic 528e shares the same engine with the 325/e. and don't be afraid to pay a premium for a low mileage well documented specimen. the money you pay upfront means less headaches later.

    consider getting a car from California/South West. they are cheap here and have no rust.

  3. #3
    User Level 1
    Location
    , ,
    Member No: 186000 lovebug653 is an unknown quantity at this point lovebug653's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0


    Yes | No
    A 3 series is a 2 person car, a 5 series seats 4 in comfort and is still affordable to service. 7 series are for those with money and an engine lift. I once looked at a 750iL No one at BMW would suggest I buy the car. I was told "EVERYTHING" was a major job on the car.

    I DJ and considering the cost of Gas and ownership, I factor the cost of truck rental and gas into my price and simply rent the appropriate size truck for my needs.
    Last edited by lovebug653; 05-07-2011 at 03:26 PM. Reason: spelling
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote 173.56.56.30

+ Reply to Thread


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
1e2 Forum