1991 BMW 850

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4.0 out of 5

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3 out of 4 people recommended this car.


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Pseudo exotic

by E31 Fan from Austin | December 3, 2010

The 850 is a timeless design and a joy to look at. Any car with a V-12 is a pleasure to drive on the highway. The BMW 850 is heavy and softly sprung in stock form by today's standards. Modest lowering springs, chips and lower profile tires solves its problems to a very acceptable level. A BMW V-12 is truly two I-6's mated together. One half of the engine will continue to work if the other side has a fault. So it's very reliable as a commuter. But that also means professional repairs can be expensive searching for the engine problem. If your willing to do some work yourself, the 850 is not that expensive to own and repair. Avoid dealerships. Their people have no idea how to fix an 8. A local Bimmer shop you trust can save you thousands. For a pseudo exotic, the 850 is a fabulous car; that's why I have two of them. It is Not a sports car. The 850 is 1990's world class grand tourer. Ask it to do that, and you will love the car to death.

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won over by this car

by V12 6speed from Picton Ontario | September 28, 2010

Having owned my 91 850i 6 speed for 5 years now I can safely say that I have personally enjoyed this car like no other I have ever owned. It is a blast to drive and as unique as it gets. I"ve seen one other on the road in 5 years. The whole ownership experience including driving, maintenance and repair has been a pleasure. From a technical stand point I dont' think there is another car out there built as well for working on and I have owned and maintained many. I highly recomend modest lowering and larger 18"wheels with sport shocks for the best value in an upgrade. Like any other car 20 years old be prepared for faults and if buying one DO pay an expert to assess the condition if you have any doubts. I was lucky but can appreciate what it would cost to bring a poorly maintained example up to snuff. Paying a few thousand more for a good one with lots of service history will potentially save thousands more in the long run.

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Nice Car begginer or enthusiast

by Whoodiefishes from San Jose | July 24, 2010

This car is definitly a true one of a kind very few were made andeven fewer manual transmissions were made this car is really nice, classy, ellegant yet stylish, and super fast. It has a beasty exhaust system, The Upgrades: Dinan ECU chips, PIAA Extreme White, bulbs 3.15 LSD Rear-end, H & R Lowering Springs, 17 inch Tires & Wheels,Bilstein Sport Shocks (f + r), Sway Bars (f + r),Super Sprint Cat-back Exhaust magnum exhaust, Cross-drilled Brake Rotors, K & N Air Filters. This car can handle high speeds with comfortability and also has great preformance and great body features i personally think it is the best BMW out there this is a great steal for the price given.

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850 i

by Beamer Lover from | March 23, 2010

Great looking and handling machine. Issues are why BMW hasn't mad another 8 series...not reliable. Sad to say...not worth the money.

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