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Old 11-14-2012, 09:57 AM   #13
avincent52
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Jersey
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My Ride: 325iT 5 speed/Sport
All the difference in the world between a well-maintained car and one that isn't.
Looks like Rich did a lot of significant work on the car.
You might have a look at the cooling system (which can cause catastrophic overheating problems if/when it fails) and the suspension.
But I'd second the suggestion of a PPI. You'll have a complete handle on the condition of the car and what it's likely to need and when.
My guess is that getting a $150 PPI on that first BMW would have saved you $10,000.

But to answer your question, no, BMWs can be trouble free. I had my 2005 325iT for six years and 65,000 miles and the only things I had to replace were brakes and one belt, and it never ever failed to start or left me stranded.

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