Last post on Mar 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM
You are in the BMW 5-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 5 Series, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#3 of 6 Re: 2006 Acura or 1984 BMW [carguy622]
Mar 29, 2010 (6:24 am)
The E28 5er is a great car. I had a 1987 535is that I still regret selling.The tach problem is probably a bad SI board- not a serious problem. If you join the BMW Car Club and find a good indie BMW tech you'll be pleasantly surprised by the running costs. That said, the car needs to be maintained by the book. BMW's of any vintage do not tolerate neglect.
I'd take the 5er over the Acura- unless you plan on making a habit out of running into solid objects at speed.
#4 of 6 Re: 2006 Acura or 1984 BMW [biker4]
Mar 29, 2010 (6:49 am)
Thanks for the advice.
I've driven and ridden in it enough to know that I'm smitten with the way it preforms. I did take the lack of safety features into account and I'm not happy about that, but I think I'll be fine under most conditions.
I don't put serious milage on my cars as it is. It will probably take me about 5 years just to put on 50,000 miles.
Unfortunately if I take the BMW I can't sell it. Not part of the deal.
#5 of 6 Re: 2006 Acura or 1984 BMW [roadburner]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:00 am)
Roadburner, thanks for the input.
I'm seriously tempted to take the 5 just on the basis of it being RWD. I've been bitten by the RWD bug ever since I leased a Miata.
#6 of 6 Re: 2006 Acura or 1984 BMW [carguy622]
Mar 29, 2010 (8:08 am)
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask- either here or at my CarSpace email. I've had at least one BMW in the garage since 1983.