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    With LPG you don't even need to flip the switch if you run out of gas, it will change over for you.

    I have seen 1999 328 sports with less than 100k on the clock for around the £3k mark. There doesn't seam to be much of a market for larger engined cars now.

    As for tuning the 328's, I would forget about the exhaust and replace the inlet manifold for the one off the M50. It's meant to be good for another 10-20bhp.

    As for mileage I prefer the high mileage BMW's! At least that way you tend to get cars that have been used and looked after. I'd much rather have a car used daily for lots of motorway miles that is serviced regularly than a low miler driven 2 miles a day with the engine never getting up to temp and serviced once a year! You also have a better chance of buying a car that has not been clocked.

    I used to buy low mileage cars but after I converted to BMW I actively try to buy cars that have done over 120k as they have already depreicated quite a lot meaning I can pick them up and do whatever mileage I want in it. Mine is a 1998 328 sport that has done over 140k. My dad's 1999 323 has done over 180k. Both don't use a drop of oil.
     
     

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    Hmmmm that talk about mileage has got me thinking..(i currently have a golf 1.6 mk4 1998 with low mileage..65000, had plenty of problems with it).

    Is there any classified ads on here? I cant seem to find any?

    If insurance issues go my way, im definitely getting the 328(hopefully sport), thanks for helping with my decision
     
     

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    Also, opinions on this please:

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    Would it be a good buy?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by heroic_goon View Post
    Oh right, well what mileage is decent for say £3k? Is it worth getting a BMW with over 100k on the clock?

    Yep definitely now i would prefer an LPG converted BMW, but in my price range thats a big doubt lol, il certainly look though. Oh right I didn't know you could switch to petrol as well, thats really good! So if you run out of gas, flip the switch and off you go?
    You don't even need to touch the system, if you run out of gas, it automatically switches over itself to run on petrol. Here's the first eBay page that comes up searching for "BMW lpg". They're out there.

    My beemer had just over 100k on the clock when I got it, about 108k now, but FSH, very well looked after and it runs perfectly. I wouldn't worry about it on a beemer as long as the service history is there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heroic_goon View Post
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    Would it be a good buy?
    Cheap but has been owned by a chav. Check out the M badge, M3 mirrors, black grilles etc. Wouldn't bother travelling 100 miles to see it! If it was local would have a look.

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    Oh right, so do the M badges not actually come standard with the Mspec versions?

    Yep thats true though, travelling that far isnt actually worth it.

    Hmmmmm i don't know, im thinking about the power differences between the 328 and the M3, and its actually a very big difference. If i could find an m3 for 3k i think i would
     
     

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