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Used BMW 8 Series

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Consumer Reviews

Hiiiigh maintenance forever...

By on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

"God, but you have to love the BMW 8 series, in either the V-8 or 12-cyl. versions. That low-slung design looks great after 20 years, with its M-1 nose and pert tail. And as a road tourer, it's still pretty competitive if you're not too fussy. As a local BMW specialist shop-owner says, "Think of it as a Ferarri with a Bimmer badge." And it costs like a Ferarri to maintain, no question. Virtually no part is common with any other BMW. If you need a front bumper, it's over two grand in the box; then you need to put it on the car, which costs hundreds more. Rebuilding the pop-up headlights is another two grand, again just for the parts. Still, our 1997 840 -- in the family from new -- continually turns heads with its exotic looks. Just prepare to turn your pockets inside out in exchange for not paying depreciation on something newer. It's probably a wash, as long as you don't lose a transmission or have serious engine trouble; if so, you're toast. I've spent $2,300 per year on avg for the 7 years since we bought the car from my wife's uncle at wholesale. And it looks like the 8 series has about stopped depreciating...a good late one (and you can find one if you're patient) still costs north of 12 grand, and there you are -- with a Ferarri that'll keep you poor, but will make your heart sing every time you turn the key."

20 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Awesome Car! Head Turner

By on Sunday, November 16, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"Like other reviews on here, I also followed the 8 series since conception. I looked at ads for years and years until I found the perfect one for me. 1 year ago I bought a 1993 850CI. It is amazing..! Heads turn. People stop me every time I get out of it.. Lowered with CSI body kit, full stainless, chips, etc... I've put a little into maintenance but nothing nightmarish like you might read.. Buy one!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

BEST OF BEST

By on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"STYLE, PERFORMANCE & COMFORT ARE 10. SPEND $10,000 BUT FEEL LIKE YOU DRIVE $150,000 CAR. EVERY ONE LOOK AT THIS CAR EVERY TIME I DRIVE OUT!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful