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Old 06-15-2006, 05:10 AM   #41
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what I want to know is what problems. Everyone says they have "problems" but no one seems to know what. They heard someone say it and thats it. Yet people who actually own or have owned them have only good things to say about them. As long as they are properly cared for they shouldnt have to seriouse of problems if any. I would definatly take one over my 3, it is just an amazing vehical inside and out. The only downside is maintenence will no doubt be a bundle for 2 reasons 1)the car is extremely rare so parts for it arent just stocked regularly and have to be ordered, 2)when it came out in 1990 it had a price tag of around $100000 which was alot more money back then.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:16 AM   #42
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Low tech? where the heck did you get that idea from? Did you know that when you hit 95mph the windows go up and the car lowers for more aero dynamics, did you know that when you put the car in reverse the passenger mirrior tilts down so you dont curb your wheels? did you know that this car has 4 wheel steering? did you know that it has auto dimming mirriors. did you know that the engine will shut down and use only 6 out of the twelve engine banks if it has an issue to protect the engine and get you safly home... and all this from a car that was produced in 1990 and 1989 in Germany. I wouldnt call that low tech.
are you sure the car dropping at 95mph and especially the 4 wheel steering in all of them. I thought those were only for the csi. Maybe they were options for later models. Also do you by naychane know at what speed the 4 wheel steering kicks in. supposedly BMW never disclosed theat info. But I can only imagine waht a nice set of tires and a hot summer day what kind of handling the car has.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:18 AM   #43
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also do you think BMW would let me purchase some type of warrenty with them if I bought one privatly? Im sure theres no chance but theres always hope, maybe someone knows for sure.
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:56 AM   #44
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are you sure the car dropping at 95mph and especially the 4 wheel steering in all of them. I thought those were only for the csi. Maybe they were options for later models. Also do you by naychane know at what speed the 4 wheel steering kicks in. supposedly BMW never disclosed theat info. But I can only imagine waht a nice set of tires and a hot summer day what kind of handling the car has.
I dunno about dropping but I can confirm that on the 840Ci Sport that the windows do autmatically go up when you hit 95Mph
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:17 AM   #45
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A guy from my club.. you can't really tell from the pictures but the paint is blue in the front, and fades to black in the back..





and the grills on the side have this in it, not m3..
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are you sure the car dropping at 95mph and especially the 4 wheel steering in all of them. I thought those were only for the csi. Maybe they were options for later models. Also do you by naychane know at what speed the 4 wheel steering kicks in. supposedly BMW never disclosed theat info. But I can only imagine waht a nice set of tires and a hot summer day what kind of handling the car has.
No the 4 wheel steering does not come on all the 8 series cars, its was an option. I dont have it in mine.
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A guy from my club.. you can't really tell from the pictures but the paint is blue in the front, and fades to black in the back..





and the grills on the side have this in it, not m3..

That is Tims car, he is from germany and is a great guy and has a great 8 series.....
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Yep Tim's sweet ride.. come along way since he first got it
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the 8 series was def a hot car
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Old 07-06-2006, 02:07 AM   #55
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i will only say one thing:

it was way ahead of it's time...
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