Unless you are ready to spend BIG bucks on every little miniscule repair, I would steer clear of a BMW. Unless you could get a newer one, as they have proven to be extremely reliable. Any time you buy an older car you may as well plan on several repairs in the near future.
well, i had 3 major repairs within the 1st yr i had the car....(my 86 egt)
cylinder head/gasket--->cylinder head was cracked--->total price for completion 300$$
now, after the clutch came the replacement of my distributor and all the other parts that are associated w/ it....
so, after i owned this car i spent something over 1500...and that´s on a 6.80/hr paycheck....where i only worked one day a week...and now i work 3 days a week at 7/hr
so....yeah, i know the buy something older is going to need something sooner or later....and to tell you the truth, i don´t think i´ll be buying that bimmer, just because after trying to do 5 series tires....and not being able to get them on, and scratching a freshly powder coated rim, and paying for it.....i´ve been drawn away from german cars....
i´m merely trying to keep my options open....but thanks for reminding me!
´86 Escort Gt
´85 Nissan 300zx
[ This message was edited by: 86FlameMachine on 25-12-2002 12:59 ]
Hey when I bought my GT I was only making 6.25 an hour at Arby´s...they screwed me, I could have been making 9 bucks an hour if my damn manager would´ve gotten off her ass and frikken trained me...anyway, on top of that I was also making 7.50 an hour at my other job hehe
So I had about 700 bucks saved up when I bought my GT for 1904. (the other 1200 was from my insurance company)
If you need extra cash get a second job for a few days a week, or if you´re determined like I was get a second full time job. work 80 hours a week, have no time but tons of cash. It´s worth it when you´re getting 13.25 an hour between the two jobs 250.00 every other week + 300 every week. (minus taxes) but that gave me cash out the wazoo to put into my car...and now that I think about it I sorta wish I had gotten a spankin new car when I had it. But now I won´t give up my Escort unless I have to.
damn james...you sound like me.....i was gonna pick up a second job...but at that time i was working 4-5 days a week, and only really had one weekend day to chill w/ my friends....but i decided working more than 3 days a week is too much for a 17 yr/o to handle at this time....
and plus, i probably wouldn´t have what i have now...so,
ya, i dunno..............
just need to find a car to buy, i know what i want, it´s just so hard to find one under 2000
i´m looking for the following
---80´s monte carlo-- 305/350
----80´s camaro with a 350
--90´s eclipse tsi awd
----anything with a bigger engine (mustangs, camaro´s)
-- late 80´s fiero gt (don´t know why)
those are what i´m looking for....and right now, if i could find anything 5spd w/ a 6 cyl ..or auto 8cyl, i´ll be quite happy
we´ll see what comes my way in the next few months
Well you already have two cars, I only have my scort...I´m thinkin about picking up a 3 day a week job to start paying for rent because as of right now I can afford to pay 300 for a car payment plus roughly 280 for insurance on both my Escort GT and the Corolla S I´m PROBABLY going to get here in a while...plus I want to move out, and my sister has this perfect place that was a 2 car garage converted to a 2 bedroom 1 bath 1 car attached garage place for like 370 plus utilities. (roughly 500) I need to move out and if I can have both my Ford and my Toyota (it really is a beautiful car, go to Toyota.com and check it out)...I will be set and very happy.