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Is This Thing Worth It?


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Short answer? No. Milage too high, and it's been restored. If it was sub 100k miles and it was all original and in that condition, then yes. But at that price and as a restoration, I would expect everything to be PERFECT, including stuff like the sagging bolster on the drivers recaro, and no cutouts for speakers in the door panels. Stereo is okay, but it should be neatly tucked away in the kick panels. Also, the trim work at the front is dented and the paint in the trunk and engine bay looks a bit patch. Granted, it is a Tii and prices have gone up, but at MOST that is a 20k car in my honest opinion. Also, the comments don't do anything to help the sale...

 

"We had one of our local BMW enthusiasts who is very familiar with these cars take it on a test drive.  He had very positive comments on the car.  He said it was very solid and drove smooth.  He said it was apparent that this car has been properly maintained."

 

That means nothing. And where there is rust in the trunk area, there is more rust to be found. Them replacing the front subframe is fishy... It would have to either be damaged or badly rusted in order to warrant a change, and if it is damaged it means the car was in an accident and if it was rust, then I'd bet money the floor pans have holes. Subframes don't rust before the body rots. 

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Also, just look at the passenger side door sill... I see some brown poking through that "fresh" paint job. Not to mention the overspray in the engine bay and other issues. It is a nice car, don't get me wrong, but it is nowhere near 25k nice. 

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