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Posted: Sep 25 2017, 01:32 PM
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Yeah, most people don't.
The best part is, because of that, you can get better insurance than an Impreza wagon. Saab looks better than Subaru, after all.
Though insurance is obviously a case by case basis, to cover my arse on that statement.
This post has been edited by Seri on Sep 25 2017, 01:34 PM
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Posted: Sep 26 2017, 12:34 AM
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I would agree ..... if you have a great knowledge and study of them. Since I actually go to a trade school and studied the basics and myself have studied the 90s BMW engineering, I'm decently comfortable with BMWs but I wouldn't buy a second hand sports car. As I said previously, some of them have cheap liability insurance and good ways to fix up issues. Also, OP is looking for something thats technically not a sports car but something similar.
(This is all the BMW issues that get its stereotypes)
-I can tell you that the e36 BMWs have bad wiring which can end up a the car not starting after you turn off the car. (This problem is solved by replacing a blown 15 amp fuse for the brake lights)
-Most BMWs have Plastic parts for the cooling system. no other brand uses plastic unless you're pretty cheap
-the vanos system in the 2000s bmw are awful after 80K miles. The job to fix the Vanos system is pretty pricey.
-BMWs V8s has great power and torque (the vanos systems really help out with that) until you get to the 2000s and over in which its strong point is its weakness.
-V10 = great but why would you even buy it to drive it as a daily? Don't be stupid and NOT BUY THE V10
One more thing about bimmers, most of the people that were originally first owners that sold off their cars didn't take care of them. BMWs aren't delicate but its not bulletproof if you don't care of them.
Posted: Oct 14 2017, 11:15 AM
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Joined: Jun 18th 2017
Oh damn. That Saabaru looks good. Sadly there's only 1 here in Belgium and it costs 9000€ D: