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Old 04-15-2012, 12:05 PM
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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

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Old 04-15-2012, 02:37 PM
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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.

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:55 PM
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I sad a 750 for between 10 and 12 grand. I can 't think of a cheaper way to own a V12.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:04 AM
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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.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:45 AM
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Wow!!! That's really amazing car...
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:48 PM
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Not to mention your fuel bill. Thats a V8 isnt it?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:19 PM
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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.
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pat's sister is hawt
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so is mine
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do want
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:32 PM
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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.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:18 PM
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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.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:01 PM
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^ thats rediculous
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:52 PM
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It is very awesome car and really amazing car.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:42 PM
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Nice post and nice images.
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