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1BADRIDE 12-25-2004 11:23 AM

Does anyone here own an 850?
I am interested to hear from 850 owners on the daily-driver reliability of this car.

Can it be driven daily?
Is the required maintenance exessively costly?
Can the vehicle be serviced by the owner? (regular maintenance only)
How difficult/costly would it be to convert an automatic 850 to a 6-speed?


Bmwstylz 12-25-2004 01:13 PM

I dont own one but they are siiiiiick. I have heard the maintenance costs are fairly high though given the rarity of many of the parts. that said my only buying advice for one of these cars would be make sure it has a FULL service history otherwise walk away... A 3 series you can get by if it hasnt been Maintained to the T, but an 850....

also, from what I have read you are better off with an 840 - Very similar performance to the 12, theoretically lower running costs.

but if you have the $$$.... a 1995 850 Csi would be pretty nice :)

Rush 12-25-2004 10:15 PM

Reasonable ...what you would expect from a BMW
If you're referring to changing fluids, breaks, etc ... then I don't see why not
Very costly - not worth it ... try to find 6speed if you can

PS: you would have less problems with 840 - more reliable

SickFinga 12-31-2004 07:34 AM

1BADRIDE 12-31-2004 06:36 PM

I have seen that site some time ago. Looking for feedback from locals...


Quack 12-31-2004 07:27 PM

Rahul are you planning on owning every model BMW possible, you are on a good roll :D

1BADRIDE 01-01-2005 08:51 AM

I'm just trying to find one I *REALLY* like! :D :D

Paul540/m3 01-04-2005 08:15 PM

Lol i was gunna say PM Rush

TiemenT 01-07-2005 04:31 PM

friend of me.. Drunkfux had a 850 as daily driver.. no problems at all..

loved that car..

1BADRIDE 01-07-2005 06:02 PM

What happened to it?

punnzzells 01-18-2005 05:24 PM

I heard that the 850 's have a bad sulfur problem..... I wanted to drop an 850 motor into my 6 series... but then I was advised against it...


Ant118 01-18-2005 05:29 PM

im buying a 850 twin Turbo charged with 900hp and will be adaily driver lol, its so that any friggin guy in his ferrari wants to lay down the green then ill be ready, muhahahah lol

1BADRIDE 01-18-2005 09:45 PM

Where and for how much?

RumRogerz 01-18-2005 10:48 PM

8 series are the dirtiest cars. I wet myself everytime i get lucky enough to see one.

Jelmer850i 01-21-2005 09:14 AM

I own a BMW 850i from 1991 fully loaded...for 3 months now, some pics in an other topic here.. Before that car i had a BMW 318is coup'e from 1992



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