View Full Version : 1974 BMW 2002 Automatic
07-19-2001, 05:14 PM
Here is one for all you BMW fans.....
My wife saw one for sale in the paper, and we went to look at it today. The exterior and interior are in perfect condition. The guy selling it has to put a new starter in it, but says it runs great. It has about 130,000 miles on it, and he is asking 8k for it. He says that he has put more than that into it. What do you guys think?
07-19-2001, 05:38 PM
Who cares how much he put into it. Think about it this way: he's only spending money to keep it at it's blue book value. If he chose to keep it running, beyond what the car is worth, that's just money he spent stupidly.
8 large is rather high for a mid-70's car that doesn't really have too much of a "classic" market, 'specially one that has over 130K clicks on the thing. I think he's probably dreaming, hoping some mook is going to fall for the "I put lots of money into this baby" line. Don't be that Johnny Momo.
07-20-2001, 08:32 AM
Yep. Penny's wise...
8K could probably get you an early 90's 3 series that will be a lot easier to maintain, more reliable, and easier to get parts for.
I love those old 2002s, but there's no way I'd drop 8K on one.
07-22-2001, 12:24 AM
the only reason to drop money into onw of those cars would be to have a neat old club racer. I woudl say $5k max, even for the good cond. I'm trying to buy (my trip tomorrow got cancelled, so the seller is delivering this tuesday) a 91 318is. ver cool body style, better engin than the previous years. also, as mentioned, you could get a 92 or 93 318i or 325i (maybe "is") for around $8k. But, its all about what body style you like. i personally like the 91, and the 92+ are ok, but unless you do a few little things to them, they're not as cool as the 91 318is, or even an 87 325e silver/black.
07-22-2001, 08:03 AM
Thanks for the info guys. I used it to talk my wife into chilling out and doing some more research into the matter.
07-22-2001, 12:37 PM
heh - cool.
BTW, im under the impression that the BMW automatic trannys arent very good, but i may be wrong.
heres some pages to do research on:
09-05-2001, 01:42 AM
Screw that man, my friend got a 2002 tii, '74 I think. Nice lil' 4 speed car, he paid around $3k for it and then put another $5k into it. But now he's having problems all the time. Its a fun car to drive, but high maintenance. Watch out for rust spots on the 2002's. And if you are serious, look for a tii, they are rare, but worth it.
09-05-2001, 01:32 PM
2002 forums - lots o info, and ppl even sell cars every once in a while:
and since i have a 91 318, i hang out in the e30 forums:
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