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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I have to laugh at people saying the parts for these cars are expensive. Well, this was a $100K+ car derived using F1 tech back at the time, and people who paid such dough for them then could easily afford a few $4-5K repairs if needed. All of us, except for original owners (if such still exist) are not BMWs target market with this car.
So yeah, the parts are not cheap, considering these are $20K cars now. If you are so afraid they are going to break, sell the car. Take a loss, move on. Don't make Frankenmonsters with garbage motors out of the m-cars. There are plenty of cheap 5 and 6 series that can be used for this.
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