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Buy 323i please help

Post by Martinbmw » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:34 pm

Hi everyone,
I need your help.
I would like to buy 323i.
I choose two favorites please check the links:
1.)
https://m.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.h ... medium=ios

2.)
https://www.autoscout24.com/offers/bmw- ... 9b12b91995

Is it possible to find factory car option list by VIN?

Does maybe anyone know this two cars?

Please can you tell me your opinions about the cars?

Thank you very much
Martin



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Re: Buy 323i please help

Post by uwbuurman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:57 pm

First one looks like a good car, I would go look at that one.

Second one had a strange and not original interior, painted side mirrors. The whole look of the car, I just don't know, but, I would pass on that.

With the vinnumber you can at least find specs on the original type and build of the car. Just give the number in at www.bmwfans.info
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Post by gerrit323 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:30 pm

+1 I would also prefer the first one
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Re: Buy 323i please help

Post by Martinbmw » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm

Thank you guys.
I will go to check the car on Wednesday.
Please do you have any tips for me what is important to check?
The seller sent me photos of chassis I will try to post it here.
Thank you

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Re: Buy 323i please help

Post by Jeroen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:11 pm

Check out our Buying Guide before you go! http://www.bmwe21.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=38
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Post by Martinbmw » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:55 pm

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Post by Jeroen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:33 pm

Looks quite clean Sir! What we see over here usually is a lot more rust!
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Post by uwbuurman » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:53 pm

Yeah, looks good, except from that one driveshaft. That one looks gone, to me.
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Post by Jeroen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:35 pm

May just be the dust cover?
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Post by uwbuurman » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:09 am

My guess to, but if that much grease gets on the wrong side of that cover, the ball joint is gone pretty quick.
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Re: Buy 323i please help

Post by Martinbmw » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:32 pm

Hi everyone,
Today I saw the car...
It was much better on photos than it really is.
The whole car was repainted except the roof and the quality of the paintwork wasn’t really a good.
I asked seller if it is dashboard cracked (before I flight to Italy) and he told me 100% no but it was.
There was a lot of oil around differential, engine and transmission too.
The sound from differential doesn’t sound so good also.
A lot of small details, dents, scratches cracks and rust too.
I wasn’t 100% sure about the car and I asked seller if it possible to talk about the price and he said No!
It was done for me.

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Post by Jeroen » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:55 pm

Real pity! Encountered this so many times myself, telling all these fairytales and then hoping that Stevie Wonder shows up to check out the car. F-ing idiots. But these are old cars, usually you have to go through several cases of junk before you encounter something worth while. Stay critical in your search!
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Re: Buy 323i please help

Post by uwbuurman » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:13 am

Martin, where are you based? I might know of a 323i that will be up for sale in the next few months. And no, it is not mine. Car is in the northern part of the Netherlands.

Wath do you want in a 323i? Which options are must have?
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