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post #1 of 37 Old 24th January 2003, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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not quite an m5, but your opinion?

so the first bmw i fell in love with was an 850 my dad used to have, but he had to get rid of it because my step mom was pure and unequivocabal evil... well, i found one in florida that i really like, but i have reservations about buying from a private seller, esp since price seems a little high for me... but it sort of is a collectors car. i dunno. tell me what you think.

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1994 bmw 850CSi
52k mi
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asking $38

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I would say ask one of your fellow board members in FL to check it out. The car looks great but that does not mean anything. Could have been wrecked, repainted, who knows. I LOVE the car though. It has always been one of my favorites and if I had the extra cashish I would dump it on her. Murph

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I was definitely considering requesting that of someone, so if anyone is able, I'd appreciate it...

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Looks nice. Where in Florida is it? While not an 850 expert, if close by I could take some detailed photos of it for you and give you a rundown on visible problems. Let me know where it's at.
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in florida too...let me know..

melbourne is dead center of the state on the east coast...im happy to drive the beast just about anywhere, if i can drive- ill fly myself there

850 are HOT!

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Looks beautiful.
I really like the looks of the 850. And the CSI has held its value
very well.
I checked out some some prices about six months ago, and
this seems like a good deal, if the mechanicals and body are
all in good shape.
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///M8

isnt the 850CSi the vehicle that was being considered to be the ///M8? If so- me likey. Ive always loved the 8 series look and this is the one. Theres a lot of forward (for the time) technology in the 8 series, so be careful about long term reliability. Definately worth it to seek out an 8 series expert. If you have no idea, perhaps you should contact the BMW CCA.

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I have been in contact with some guys who live and breathe the CSi, and they pointed out a few problems, but it isn't anything im not willing to deal with.

I am pretty sure you are right about the ///m8 thing, would make sense considering the v12 and the six speed. naaaaasty.

and i talked to the local dinan guy, who says and i quote "an 850? yeah, bring it in, we'll take care of ya. tell you what, i will do the work for free if you let me have it for a month." I couldn't tell whether the was because he was kidding or serious.

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I love the 850CSI also. I think you should try to speak to some other 850CSI owners and find out some common problem areas and then ask a freind in Florida to check the car out with specific reference to these areas. One person you might wish to contact is Dr. Paul on this board. His 850CSI is in beautiful condition and he may know of some common problem areas.

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