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Old 02-12-2002, 02:46 PM
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400E is the way to go!

Unless you can afford a 500E ($30K-40K), an early 90's 400E (W124) is the way to go. Common service items are replacing the caps & rotors around 60,000 miles, and timing chain around 100K. Change all of your fluids when you get it (replace with Amsoil or Redline synthetic if you can) and you should expect years of trouble free motoring. Hold out for a 400E with reasonable service records. There is also great tech support for the DIYer at this site. Check the featured cars section as well for some good reading.
Note: the 500E is an INCREDIBLE machine, but has more Gremlins than I have time (and $) to deal with right now.

1998 BMW 540i Sport
1995 E320
1992 400E
1989 BMW M3
1979 Triumph TR7 (1st car)
1986 BMW 735i (Sold)
1980 BMW 320i (Sold)
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