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Thread: It's so beautiful, but it's going to break...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    South Africa

    It's so beautiful, but it's going to break...

    Looking at this second hand 1995 BMW 740i.

    It's gorgeous, but I know these old BMW's cost a fortune to service and replace parts for.

    I really want one though

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    in a house
    if you can not get some kind of deal on old bmw parts do not go for it

    i recently saw a AUDI S2 2dr for less than 8000 CAD$. it was exciting until i found out 90% of the parts were not interchangeable with the hatch and there are no audi dealerships in Canada that service this car.

    [/feels your pain]

    it was actually me who killed vasilli zaitsev, heinz thorwald, carlos hatchcock, and simo hayha

  3. #3
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    Oct 2006
    I sad a 750 for between 10 and 12 grand. I can 't think of a cheaper way to own a V12.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2004
    Perth, Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    I sad a 750 for between 10 and 12 grand. I can 't think of a cheaper way to own a V12.
    .. until it breaks. I hear the old V12s are a weak point, but otherwise old BMWs aren't that bad if they've been taken care of. If you find a good garage they'll keep em going for not too much cashola.
    Life's too short to drive bad cars.

  5. #5
    Wow!!! That's really amazing car...

  6. #6
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    May 2008
    Secunda, South Africa
    Not to mention your fuel bill. Thats a V8 isnt it?
    Current - 2005 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 GLS
    Current - 1998 Honda Civic 160i Luxline

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Northern New Jersey
    Wish I saw this thread a few minutes ago. I'm really looking into an NSX but I'm nervous about future costs.

    FWIW, a friend of mine owned a same gen 7 series but sold it off within 6 months. He said maintenance costs weren't worth it.
    Rockefella says:
    pat's sister is hawt
    David Fiset says:
    so is mine
    David Fiset says:
    do want

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    East Coast of the United States
    It is very pretty- in the parking lot in my school there's a forest green one, I end up gawking at it the whole time.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Way Down South
    The V12 isn't the problem... the electronic bits are. These things are loaded with transitional tech gizmos, a mix of modern sensors and old-school servos and switches. True story: battery goes bad in a friend's 750iL so he does what anyone would do: pulls it out and replaces it. Apparently it's strictly a dealer R&R, as a systems reset is required. Toasted his door lock system, costing $125 per door plus 8 shop hours: $1200. That was when the car wasn't even 10 years old.
    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

  10. #10
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    Jul 2005
    ^ thats rediculous

  11. #11
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    May 2012
    It is very awesome car and really amazing car.

  12. #12
    Nice post and nice images.

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