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jafo

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cant decide if i should fix the commy or trade it in for a BMW
list of problems with commy

1 suspension bushes need replacing (all round)
2 shocks need replacing
3 remove dent in bonnet
4 respray roof and rear quarter pillar and rear bumper
5 roof lining needs replacing
6 carpet needs replacing
7 windscreen needs replacing
8 air con needs to be put back on again and gassed (have compressor)
9 need new tyres all round
roughly around $4000 worth of stuff for a car thats only worth $2500 if your lucky when you sell it
 
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something black
prob easier to trade it in but it depends on how much you like the car
 

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trade in, easiest way out, cause replacing the bushes ur looking at $400-$500, i think, and thats only 1 of ur 9 issues.. very expensive all up..
 

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question is what bmw though
 

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1 suspension bushes need replacing (all round)
2 shocks need replacing
3 remove dent in bonnet
4 respray roof and rear quarter pillar and rear bumper
5 roof lining needs replacing
6 carpet needs replacing
7 windscreen needs replacing
8 air con needs to be put back on again and gassed (have compressor)
9 need new tyres all round
roughly around $4000 worth of stuff for a car thats only worth $2500 if your lucky when you sell it

now you have awesome commo


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1 suspension bushes need replacing (all round)
2 shocks need replacing
3 remove dent in bonnet
4 respray roof and rear quarter pillar and rear bumper
5 roof lining needs replacing
6 carpet needs replacing
7 windscreen needs replacing
8 air con needs to be put back on again and gassed (have compressor)
9 need new tyres all round
roughly around $20000 worth of stuff for a car thats only worth $1500 if your lucky when you sell it

for a **** bmw



1 small thing goes wrong with your bmw youll have to sell her to pay for the repairs and omg bmw electrics cost millions to fix and they always on the blink


sell commo buy newer one
 

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trading one problem for more expensive one. fix what ever essential and u still have a car.
 

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just a small one thinking 318i e36 4cyl cause you can pick them up for between $5000 - $25.000 and i have about $7000 + trade in
Which, by the description you have provided, means you have about $7500 all up.

Your car sounds like it is nearing the end of its life. You could fix it up for $4000 or whatever, and you would still have a $2500 VS, with all the untouched old bits still waiting to fail. How many K's on it at present?

I think your car has too many major repairs to make it worthwhile repairing. Only problem is, in its present state, its worth bugger all as a trade so be prepared for a major haggling session if you trade.

Well maintained BMW's will serve you well, but require regular servicing and maintenance and regular replacement parts such as pads and rotors (which should be replaced regularly with Euro's) can cost a bomb. You often find that this expense means older ones don't get the servicing or maintenance they should in their later years, which makes them an even greater risk second hand.

I go for the suggestion to buy something less esoteric, like a later Commo or something dull and Jap, or perhaps a cheaper Euro like an Astra or Focus.
 

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BMW Everything on them is expensive to fix there not a cheap car **** to work on i used to have to work on them at work the front ends are farked up like VW and AUDI there all **** cars get a good old aussie car, get a newer commo Get a Nice Stato or Calais with the money you have
 

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BMW Everything on them is expensive to fix there not a cheap car **** to work on i used to have to work on them at work the front ends are farked up like VW and AUDI there all **** cars get a good old aussie car, get a newer commo Get a Nice Stato or Calais with the money you have
I like the way you talk Beemers and VeeDubs down, but drive a VN yourself.
 
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