• I've owned two, one was very high mileage but purchased from the original owner, 230k, and the other had 70k but came from Detroit and was kind of a heap. Both were dirt cheap to own. I honestly dont think I ever spent more than $100 to fix anything. I took the first car up to around 300k and never had any real problems. The trick is finding the right car.

  • ~ @ Rod,
    . as a California car the tin worm may not be as much of a worry as you otherwise hear. the damage to the snout, hood & grille doesn't actually look especially serious, but both mechanical and rust need a thorough personal inspection and assessment by an experienced BMW E24 expert. i think they drive wonderfully. it is a grand tourer rather than a sports car, very comfortable, still agile. and gorgeous! just gorgeous. lots of on-line support, too. if it's as nice as the listing says it is $3500 leaves some room for maintenance and repair.

  • I have always loved the sharks. One day I'd like to have one and this one looks like a great deal. I'd be interested if I didn't just pick up a 1970 2800 Euro Spec to give me my 70s chrome fix. Yes I am going to use it as a daily driver. I also can't wait to pick up a sweet BMW hat, jacket, shoes, key-chain. Socks (do they make BMW socks? I don't want to be laughed at by other BMW-philes if I don't have them).

    (so if anyone wants my Honda Element…psst: sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/cto/3728808736.html

  • This would make a nice driver – beat up enough that you don't mind running it in the Northeast, but nice enough to enjoy the driving experience. If the price stays low (unlikely), it might be worth it.

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