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Old 11-01-2004, 04:45 AM   #1
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Default 318ti w/blown head gasket - buy it or avoid it?

I'm looking at a '98 318ti with 79,000 miles and a blown head gasket. I'm not sure what other damage could be waiting under the hood due to the blown head gasket. What kinds of things should I look for? Also, why would it have blown in the first place?

Should I look into buying this car or avoid it? Any advice?
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well...assuming I can't be buying new engines right now, what do you think?
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where is the car located and how much are they asking?
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Its located in Chicago. My dad has a buddy at the dealership where he bought his 318ti. The guy bought this one from another customer. He's asking $6500 after they fix the head gasket. It blue books higher than that so as long as they fix it right it should be fine I assume. Since my dad knows the guy it makes me feel better, I doubt he'd screw a friend, but you never know.
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What's their price as is with the blown head gasket? Find a reliable shop and I bet you'll come out even better. Less $$ and you'll know who did the repair.
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