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The World's Highest-Mileage BMW?

Posted October 29, 2008 12:01 PM by dstrohl

At over 425,000 miles, there's a darn good possibility that this is the highest-mileage E9 BMW in the world. It's an original first five, but the amazing thing was how flawlessly it drove.

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10/29/2008 11:08 PM

So what? I had a Subaru Liberty 1992 that clocked up 400,000 and was still going flawlessly. I only updated because of my job. Needless to say, i bought the same car only newer.

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10/30/2008 11:32 AM

But is it the kind of car that's fun to drive?

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10/30/2008 4:15 PM

Exactly! But this is a BMW, which for some odd reason, has cachet. Don't ask me to explain, I haven't a clue.

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11/02/2008 10:23 AM

Only the True BMW Enthusiast understand of a flawless smooth ride unlike Sabaru and other crap that is out there.

BMW is a piece of art and a machinery that is built for the right kind of people.

Cheers.

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11/06/2008 11:40 PM

I've always suspected that BMW stood for "Bugger My Wallet"!

For a few marks less that a 'effing 3-series, you could get a nice Jetta that was as much fun to drive, just as comfortable, and MUCH cheaper to maintain!

The big 7-series? The Mercedes-Benz had it all over any of them in comfort and reliability, and here in the US, the diesels got great fuel milage, too, lat along a certain prestige level that a Beemer never rose to.

And any given Porsche would look at a 'fast' Beemer and use it for a small snack in record time.

On motorcycles, you can't beat a BMW--but for cars, I don't bloody well think so, IMO.

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11/07/2008 6:14 AM

A lady I know has both a BMW and a great sense of humor. She sports a bumper sticker that says: "What a surprise - another a-hole driving a Beemer"...

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