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      03-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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1993 525i for $1100 obo?? Good price?

i want to learn to drive manual so I was looking at a cheap 2001 ford focus listed at 1000 boo then I saw this

http://london.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAd?AdI...p%2Flkvi%2FSI*

Thoughts?
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      03-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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I love BMWs, but stay away from this car if your goal is to learn to drive a manual transmission. Learn on a smaller econobox like the Ford or Toyota/Honda/Mazda/etc. BMWs take money and effort to keep running, and chances are better than even that the person selling that car (based on my review of their ad) is not a car enthusiast and by inference has not maintained it. If you are, on the other hand, leaning towards trying out a BMW for something different, consider something that is approximately 10 years old and has been well maintained. This strikes me as being a good value vs running quality trade-off. I just finished looking up the prices for used 5-series as I'm considering selling mine to buy a new 5 series, and a reasonable 528i or 530i (2000 - 2003) seems to be between $6000 and $8000.
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OK cool, thanks for the input.

I was a little concerned about the age of the car too.

The worst thing is most of the cheap manuals I am seeing are all as-is, and I have no idea what it would cost me to have them safetied.

If I buy a cheap manual, I am going to keep it maybe a year, so I really want to go cheap....but that's easier said than done.
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