When I found this car, I had been
looking for two months. I paid the
guy 4000 cash and he was asking 5000.
To date I have to put about a 1000
into it, and probly will need to put
another 500 soon. I have had a few
problem with the car, one of which is
that it has burned up 2 cat.
converters, which gets expensive. If
I was not able to do the repairs
myself, I would not still have this
car. I think it is a great car for
the price and is so much fun to
drive. I plan to buy BMW's for the
for seealbe furtrue. These are great
The power of the straight six and how
tight it is in the turns.
The seat are really firm and I wish I
had a arm rest. Yet they are sold in
I have had this car for over 4 yrs now,
originally purchased as a second
vehicle for local driving, mix highway
and city. My experience has been
overall very positive - the car can be
a lot of fun to drive, despite the
higher mileage it performs well, sticks
to the road and handles like a sports
car. Since 92 was the first year of
the new BMW body design, the car
actually looks like a much later model.
With routine maintenance I had no major
repairs and the car has been very
reliable. All this for just over $10k
as initial investment.
Was, remains the first quintessential
sports sedan. The unassailable
benchmark. Superb in every performance
and handling respect, except high
speed sweepers. Lithe, tossable, and
possible to drift & steer with a
throttle, though its glue-like grip
makes it necessary to speed to break
away. Its flaws: a cheap looking
interior much improved in later model
years, and many flawed materials.
Problems I have had in the first five
years included a broken radiator tube;
a leaky gas tank; a broken rear
spring; a broken window lift; two
leaky oil pan gaskets; inability to
start due to plug fouling ; and,
twice, loud exhaust due to total loss
of muffler baffles.
Handling, weather band radio, perfect
instrumentation and Getrag
transmission, power, breaking, ride,
solidity of body.