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Old 01-28-2013, 05:11 PM   #61
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #62
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:34 PM   #63
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And speaking of e38's take a look at this gem

Whole center console became the ash tray. Interior looks like it caught fire. Sad, to think this was a nice family sedan in its prime just to end up like this...
what % of e65 owners are urban that come into your shop?...if ya na what im sayinn


When new model 7 series/ S class's first come out you see old white rich dudes driving them the first 2 years. Then after they depreciate a little its all urban youth owners.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:43 PM   #64
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Why does it always have to be different? It seems that many enthusiasts feel that they have to change something. Oh bro, your ride would look sick if it had a drop. Aww, I'd love to have a swapped E30/E30 M3.

Sometimes the cars are best the way they came.

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Because the 4.4 in the 740 would not be enough gusto, and the 5.4 V12 is very unreliable. Take out the 4.4 liter and make it a 5.0 liter from the M5. It is basically the same engine in reality and keep the manual 6 speed with it. Basically make the car from the Transporter, except that car was a V12 with a manual, one off.

I would take a stock one with all options if it was a manual anyday... But they only made one.

If you watch the movie with directors commentary Jason tells you that This is a rebuilt 735. It has a V12 engine (750) and a manual transmission. It is one of a kind E-38 with V12 AND manuall transmission.
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The more expensive the car is at the beginning the more it depreciates. It has always been like that and it always will.

Exactly. Just take a peak at the MSRP on a few year old Rolls Royce. then look at the current used price on autotrader or ebay, half the price with a whopping 12k miles lol.

Why do you think this is? All of the buyers of these type of cars only want new?
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I would take a stock one with all options if it was a manual anyday... But they only made one.

If you watch the movie with directors commentary Jason tells you that This is a rebuilt 735. It has a V12 engine (750) and a manual transmission. It is one of a kind E-38 with V12 AND manuall transmission.
Koala Motorsport also built one for Rob at UUC -

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You guys sure are right its unreliable. There is a guy on bimmerforums who is parting out the entire car and its not even totalled.

Guess its worth more as spares than as a entire car.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1944386


Another individuals whos thinking of selling his E65

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lifters are worn. 2 eccentric shafts $960/ea x2. needle bearings. 2 eccentric sensors $439/ea x 2. gastkets 2 $109/ea x2. internal rockers 16 @ $74/ea = $1084. labor 13.5 hours $1800.

The car ... near mint condition.
The repair ... priceless.

The car still drives. Just wondering why a repair is costing as much as a new engine. Best to deal with the repair or buy a new car? Suggestions and opinions ... feel free to respond

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My car is leaking oil from the oil pressure switch and the valve gaskets. About a quart a month.

What's a good price for this repair? Indy shop in Bay Area says 10 hours of labor and a bunch of related parts. Wants $3300 for the job.

I've got 100,000 miles on my sport model and ready to sell the car. How do I maximize my $$? Fix and sell or disclose and sell as-is?

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That interior is so ugly. Should have kept it all black and wood.
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That interior is so ugly. Should have kept it all black and wood.
ruined the car for me...
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See what I mean? lol
^This, and the fact that it is by far the most hideous incarnation of any 7 series in the history of all 7 series. They should all be burned to the ground for being so fuggin ugly. The rear end alone makes me throw up in my mouth a bit.
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See how reliable they are? 3 in a row
It still baffles me that in the 21st century BMW can't make their most expensive car go 10 years without a major repair bill.
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It still baffles me that in the 21st century BMW can't make their most expensive car go 10 years without a major repair bill.
Ever heard of this idea called maximizing profits?
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And speaking of e38's take a look at this gem

Whole center console became the ash tray. Interior looks like it caught fire. Sad, to think this was a nice family sedan in its prime just to end up like this...
holy f***ing sh*tbox batman! i am surprised the dealer wouldn't turn this guy down, who the F wants to work inside an ashtray like that! Please tell me there was no interior work done on this car. Guaranteed that the engine compartment also smelled like ciggys. SO GROSS SO SO SO GROSS imagine what his house/bedroom looks like!
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That interior is so ugly. Should have kept it all black and wood.
Thanks for your opinion. The interior is the least of my concerns in a performance vehicle, and the idea of grippy cloth over memory foam to enhance driving was far more important than the color choice. Nevertheless, I'm sure you will be relieved to know that the front seats are now all-black/cloth-centered E46 M3 seats with adjustable bolsters, and black rear seats are all set to go in. And hopefully that's the last time I'll ever have to worry about fabric colors and whether they match the drapes and throw pillows.
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Thanks for your opinion. The interior is the least of my concerns in a performance vehicle, and the idea of grippy cloth over memory foam to enhance driving was far more important than the color choice. Nevertheless, I'm sure you will be relieved to know that the front seats are now all-black/cloth-centered E46 M3 seats with adjustable bolsters, and black rear seats are all set to go in. And hopefully that's the last time I'll ever have to worry about fabric colors and whether they match the drapes and throw pillows.
Hmmmm I beg to differ, maybe you ment racecar
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Thanks for your opinion. The interior is the least of my concerns in a performance vehicle, and the idea of grippy cloth over memory foam to enhance driving was far more important than the color choice. Nevertheless, I'm sure you will be relieved to know that the front seats are now all-black/cloth-centered E46 M3 seats with adjustable bolsters, and black rear seats are all set to go in. And hopefully that's the last time I'll ever have to worry about fabric colors and whether they match the drapes and throw pillows.
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