Is this 735i worth $1,700?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by BaseballIsEmo, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. I guess I'll have to make that decision on my own :hsugh:
     
  2. Strizzo

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    is that a class 3 hitch on it? if so the trans *might* be a little abused
     
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    ballin on a budget
     
  4. I don't know a lot about cars, but do you think it's worth buying/fixing up?
     
  5. :mamoru::mamoru:
     
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    i would say yes
     
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  8. Strizzo

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    i'd ask around on some bmw specific forums, there are probably a lot of little gremlins that pop up on those older 7 series
     
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    Yes, depending.

    Have a mechanic go over the suspension and give the tranny and engine seals a thorough looking over.

    If the rear main or tranny seals are on the way out, you're looking at $800-1500 in repairs, and if all the suspension bushings haven't been replaced since it was purchased, that's a good grand on the suspension which all told would make it more trouble than its worth.

    If those appear in good shape and it shifts well, that's a fucking steal.
     
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    Some other things: Make sure power steering seals are in decent shape. Once those go you usually have to replace the whole rack as rebuilding those is as expensive as buying a refurb.

    Get service records on when the water pump and timing belt were last replaced, as that gets expensive really quickly.

    Check out the ball joints. They're pressed into the a-arms (if its anything like my e30 was) so once those go you get a nice expensive repair too.
     
  12. :bowdown: Will do.
     
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    There's so much that can go so wrong with an older BMW, but my God, when they're in working order they're pure driving bliss.
     
  14. project15

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    shit son, i just got rick rolled.

    on a serious note. no to that car. it's worth $1500 in running condition.
     

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