This is a great car. Despite its age, it
holds up well. Ours is a 1990 Bronzit
(BMW-speak for gold) auto; the
slushbox is perhaps the car's only
fault. It is a crime to bipass the BMW
stick. Anyway, it has 208 hp, but
feels like much more. Roars back
and forth between CT and NYC in 2
hours (we live on the eastern side of
CT) easily. Has never had any major
problems. May or may not require
the timing chain done; better to do it
than face the risk. Reliability has
been totally spotless. As Yuppies
start to sell these in favor of more
haute couture cars, these become
great buys. Destined to be a classic.
Power, panache, undoubtedly the
most beautiful BMW ever created,
lots of fun to drive, comfy on long
trips. Well laid out. Not difficult to
drive. Everything feels quality; even
the air vent bezels feel solid. Typical
They seem to be unaware of the fact
that rear seat passengers do, in fact,
have legs. Gear positions on
autobox do not light up at night.
Timing chain question. Getting up
there in years; you never know where
a used one has been (we got lucky).
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