Older BMW 300s

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  1. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    Older BMW 3 series

    I am looking to buy a car and being a college student, I can only spend about $5000 (Canadian dollar).

    I did some research and with $5000 Canadian, I could buy

    Japanese or domestic cars from early 90s
    or
    BMW 3 series from 1988 or even 1989. Usually they have about 200000 km or less (that's about 124200 miles I think.)

    I am leaning towards BMW but I am just wondering how realiable it is going to be. I don't want to get owned by expensive repairs.

    Can anyone help me with this?
     
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  2. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    Not cheap to keep these cars on the road. There great to drive but not simple to fix and the parts are expensive. Your in collage now so pick up a nice used Jap car to drive around and after your done with school you can have and working you can get a awsome new BMW instead.
     
  3. boostdemon

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    agreed if you're not a DIY kinda guy. There are lots of canadian college kids with turbo volvos... fun, cheap, easy to work on (learn from), and they take quite a beating.
    old 325i's are sweet cars too... definitely need a garage for it though
     
  4. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    Living in a condo, I don't have my own garage...
    :hs:

    Just few years from now, I hope that I will be able to get new BMW 3... :)
     

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