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Old 10-28-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
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what would you do....

i cant decide..so help me out...97 328is..197000km....fix it up or sell it and buy something else.......it runs great!

here is what it needs...

1) brakes (pads & rotors all around)
2) fix some hesitation problem (tuneup maybe)
3) replace hood (rusted)
4) replace front bumper (damaged)
5) paint job (scratched door, some rust etc)

additonal things i would like to do:
6) re-tint windows
7) new wheels
8) lowered suspension

this would probably cost between 3k & 5k i think depending on parts used (new or used) and paint job.....

or do i sell and put that money into something else.....

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Old 10-28-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
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I would say keep it.... put a new hood, m3 bumper, new lights... freshin it up with a paint job... fix up the running issues... definitely lower it and slap some m3 rims on it.... it will feel and look like a new car... then drive it until 400k... part out and sell for 2-3g's..
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:55 PM   #3
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Fix it up and make it yours.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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i cant decide..so help me out...97 328is..197000km....fix it up or sell it and buy something else.......it runs great!

here is what it needs...

1) brakes (pads & rotors all around)
2) fix some hesitation problem (tuneup maybe)
3) replace hood (rusted)
4) replace front bumper (damaged)
5) paint job (scratched door, some rust etc)

additonal things i would like to do:
6) re-tint windows
7) new wheels
8) lowered suspension

this would probably cost between 3k & 5k i think depending on parts used (new or used) and paint job.....

or do i sell and put that money into something else.....
Depending how the car looks underneath. If its rusted sell it and invest in a new one. If the car looks great keep it and build on it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:39 PM   #5
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Fix the brakes for cheap and sell it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:27 PM   #6
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I kinda have the same question here, although I have already finished alot of work at bimmersport.. spent around 3G already this year, my car is 95 325is 5speed got new brakes, rotors/ after cat muffler,/new tie rod/ rear trailing arm bushing/ rear shock mounts/new blower motor/new front left speed sensor/ new rear springs/ man that's alot money for a 13 years old car. Need new windshield/paint job for sure/ vanos unit fix/snow tires/

May be I'll sell it after winter... it has 250k on it and runs great though..black on black leather. little mods..
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