considering a purchase on 1992 BMW 325i

I am considering purchasing a 1992 bmw 325i, the car has 260k miles on it but im told it runs great. I has new radiator, brakes and other things it also has a manual trans. The asking price is $1500. Are there certain things that I should look for if i decide to test drive it. Researching i found that the bmw should run for 450k without engine issues as long as i maintain it well. What do you all think, please help...

by in Greenville, NC on August 29, 2009
2 answers
ANSWER by on August 31, 2009
My friend bought a BMW 740i with high miles and had nothing but problems, and trying to find a mechanic thats not a pirate was another problem, Not everyone can work on those cars
ANSWER by on October 04, 2009
I just bought a 92 325i with 180k on it for 2000. They are great cars just be prepared that if something major does go wrong you will probably have to take it to the bmw dealership because there are not a ton of people around who can even begin to work on them. Im having problems with my windows right now and cant find anybody nut the dealership to fix it. Also check under the oil cap before you buy it. If it is green and kind of slimy looking dont bother but if it is good clean oil it has probably been maintained. Look around the gasket and make sure it is good and there is no oil coming out of where the gasket is. If those few things look pretty good then you are getting a good deal and this car could last you for another 200k easy. Hope this helped good luck
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