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Discussion in 'North Atlantic Region' started by jerry650i, Dec 28, 2015.

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    jerry650i

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    I am in the market for an 8 series. Love the looks and everything I read about them.
    I would be ok with buying one on line and having it shipped to VA
    However, I have yet to find one close enough to me to test drive.
    would any current 8 series owner located in Central VA be up for letting me test drive your car just to see if I like this model ? I would also appreciate any thoughts a current owner might share with me about the 8 series
    thanks
    Jerrys1947@gmail.com. BMW CCA MEMBER
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    MGarrison

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    Google "BMW E31 Forum" & check out all the links, thoroughly consider all up & downsides. Keep in mind you're talking a 20+ yr-old vehicle here - regardless of mileage, entirely possible anything rubber (fuel lines, flexible brake lines, bushings, etc.) might need replacing, sooner or later!

    This looks like a pretty good starting point: http://www.8coupe.com/Resources/FAQKnowledgeBase.aspx

    This from a few years ago here: https://www.bmwcca.org/forum/index.php?threads/8-series-buying-advice.2663/

    This is a local craigslist ad; this guy has a red manual 850 (can't remember if it's csi or not), I've seen him have it or the 750 listed in craigslist ads for literally, years - with apparently no takers (no idea why not). My last recollection of the most recent time I saw him list a price for the 850, it was several thou. higher than I'd recalled seeing it in prior ads. Might be an option if you're up for red and a manual. I presume this guy might be a motivated seller, as long as I recall seeing ads for it, you'd think he'd be ready for a serious taker - by the same token though, it could be that he's never gotten it sold due to being wholly inflexible on price; don't know! Get the serial number & carfax for any you get serious about.

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/5362988887.html

    Since overall participation here is relatively thin, your best chance of finding someone local to see one in person would be to try your local chapter's forums, Facebook page, etc.

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