The Only BMW I’d Buy

The Only BMW I’d Buy


rev up your engines
okay here’s one for you I’m gonna talk about the best BMWs
I’ve ever made yeah Scotty who always says don’t buy
BMW well they used to make great cars if you didn’t mind the price relatively
speaking sure there used to be a lot cheaper than they are today but in
comparison what the average car cost they were always expensive cars now BMWs
kind of like Honda they’re really known for their engines originally the only
made engines they made aircraft engines in World War one and they got a lot of
power and good fuel economy the German military loved them but after the war
they weren’t allowed to make aircraft engine so he had all kinds of crazy
stuff and then they decided in 1923 that they were gonna make motorcycles so you
can see my Honda analogy here fits perfectly they made great
motorcycles BMW after all motorcycle is just a motor in wheels the most
important single thing is the engine and then in 1928 BMW finally started producing
cars now the first BMW that I’m gonna talk
about is being a great car is the 2002tii now the name might fool you the
2002 is a model and the tii meant that it was fuel-injected which was a rarity
back in the day the 2002tii was produced from 1972 to 1974 really quick little
sports car back in those days getting a hundred and thirty horsepower on a two
liter a little bitty four-cylinder engine was a real achievement it was
really the beginning of luxury sports sedans of which today there’s a zillion
of them out there people either thought of you had a sports car or you had a
luxury car but you don’t have anything in between now today the 2002tii are
collectors items I got a customer that has one it’s his baby you know he takes
it on Sundays if it’s not rain and they were an excellently built car that can
stand the test of time I’m sure there were a little boxy looking but I’m
talking about great cars of how they drive how long they last how they run
and in that respect these were great cars now the next great car BMW made was
the e30 m3 from 1987 to 1994 European Tour championships this
car won over a thousand victories I’m making this up over a thousand it went
on dirt races and won on paved races so it was a serious racing vehicle that you
could drive on the street people little bought these they wanted the real thing
they wanted a real racing car they didn’t want to buy something that looked
like the racing car with the body they wonder won that the whole thing the
suspension the engine and they were and that’s why they have such a high value
of these days you can’t pick these things up cheap but they were really
well built vehicles no3 another pick a mine of a great BMW car was the 633 CSI
some people may not like to spec but too bad I had customer with them they were
excellent cars they started making them in 1976 and originally the bodies were
made by Carmen it was a German company most people heard of the Karmann Ghia
that Volkswagen that was also a Carmen design company went bankrupt in 2010
eventually but they were under making stylish cars and the 633 CSI they were
so into the style that they only made him in two doors they didn’t bother
making big four-door ones that kept them sporty with just two doors and they were
fun cars to drive they had plenty of zip especially with the standard
transmission and although they weren’t the full racing version sunny em 30s
they were an excellent forty two-door car for driving around and they didn’t
break down those straight six-cylinder engines they were just impeccable now
originally they had carburetors on them but of course none went fuel-injected
motor sports cars back in those days they rode like crap they fell apart
these things were solid they road like a dream they were zippy but they were
really comfortable at the same time to me the 633 csi is a sleeper BMW they
made them for years and years and years they didn’t sell zillions of them they
were an excellent sports car for people to drive around a lot of businessmen
here in Houston had them, the ones that were serious about driving they drove those
things around now the next BMW that was a great car was the 733i and it was great
as a luxury now they weren’t race cars by any
stretch of the imagination but there were very luxurious had plenty of power
and we’re very comfortable they have plenty enough power to get around they
handled like a dream but they had a very luxurious ride and interior and of
course the earlier they are far as I’m concerned the better they are because
they didn’t have all the plastic wrap that modern BMWs have that break down
all the time I had a customer with one it had
350,000 miles on original engine original transmission that thing just
purred a long you will never get that out of a modern BMW all that plastic
junk that will start breaking the electronics will start breaking down every time I
get a customer who was thinking of buying a used BMW brings it over here
for me to check out and I hook up my giant five thousand dollar scan tool
I’ll find anywhere from 17 to 67 different things wrong with the car when
it scans all the electronics because stuff just falls apart on them as they
age high-tech electronics using plastic sensors plastic intake manifolds they
just have problems as they age I guess even the Bluejays agree with me on that one
the last great BMW I’ll talk about is a 1991 BMW 85i I’m putting this one in
because it had a real powerful v12 engine in it it was a 5 liter v12 you
took Ford they got 5 litre v8 so while this is a 5 liter v12 so the Pistons
don’t have to move as much they have less stress than if they’d been a v8
engine of the same size they were smooth they were powerful if you would compare
their handling back in a day to other cars that were around you’d be amazed at
the difference that there is a difference between the rolls-royce the
v12 and a purely BMW v12 engine I to customer wants and they were going to
put another engine into their rolls-royce they bought an engine that a
guy said oh yeah that’s a rolls-royce engine well they found out that it was
actually a BMW engine it was not the BMW style engine that rolls-royce had
modified and they ended up going to court and they won because they proved
that the guy said it was a rolls-royce engine that they had sold
them for his rolls-royce but it was really the BMW engine and even though
they’re similar engines they’re not exactly the same finiman you could make
them work but the guy who rolls-royce she wanted to keep it original but the
very fact that rolls-royce who are known for engines they made the engines for
the Spitfires after all and they make all kinds of jatin turbo engines for
airplanes fact that they were using the BMW base design in the car shows you
that BMW makes pretty good v12 engines this v12 stuff
it’s all gonna kind of fade away to the distance because they kept putting in
more cylinders to get more power and smoothness but today you can get a
four-cylinder engine that puts out more horsepower than that 91 v12 did but if
you collect cars you want to buy one sure go right ahead but it’s not
something you’re gonna buy and use for a daily driver
now you know some BMWs that I think we’re great cars and if you notice they
were all older ones I’m not including any of the newer ones but yes they still
make very good engines they started out making aircraft engines of World War two
it’s just that the rest of the cars there’s too much computer plastic
planned obsolescence built into them for me to advise anybody to buy one in a
long run if you absolutely positively have to have a BMW do like most of the
Canadians do, most of the BMWs Canada are leased they just leased them and then
they get rid of them when a lease is up so if you really got to get a
modern-day BMW and you like the driving, lease one
don’t buy it, so if you never want to miss another one of my new car repair
videos, remember to ring that Bell

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  2. i had 2x e30, 4x e36, 3x e34, 2x e38, 1x e39, x1 e46, only 4 of them were ever diesel hated them, right now i have e38 rebuilding the thing step by step

  3. its not the car thats the problem its the drivers, why can't they drive prop'ly? i get the impression that bm's are boring to be in, so they need to act up, same as audi, no character

  4. I love the e46 m3’s and I’ve got friends with ones they bought brand 04 and 05 new and used as daily drivers since then and all they needed was some subframe reinforcements.

  5. ive owned a huge collection of bmws and scotty is spot on the older stuff is way better built….
    new stuff looks cool I get it but its junk..i switched to old Toyota and lexus now i also keep a few older bmws

  6. Another that should be on the list of all time great BMW's is the 83 and 84 533i which was the fastest sedan sold in America in 1983. It came with the 6 cyl. engine used in the 633 CSI. The only reason I know of them is I had owned one. It was solid as a tank, fun to drive with the manual transmission, handled nice, looked nice, even though some might call it boxy. My odometer read 159k when the odometer quit working. I don't know how many miles were on it when I sold it, could have been over 200k. The guy who bought it didn't take care of it and trashed it. If they still made the car identical to the way it was made then, I would be up at my local BMW dealer to get another.

  7. I was like oh ok this makes sense and then he started talking about the 8 series and I knew for a fact he didn't know anything about BMWs

  8. Scotty, my ears tingle and my eyes twitch as I view this one. It was insightful, and educational clearly not to total loyal… good job

  9. Hey Scotty, no mention of the Z3 and Z4? They're just as reliable as the Mazda Miata MX-5, albeit with some minor electrical issues as they age. Common replacement parts aren't too expensive either. My 1.9L 4 cldr. BMW Z3 w/125k mi. is 22 y/o and still kicking strong, even with the Automatic Transmission!

  10. Oh cmon man I agree with everything on this but an 850 it's 2 straight 6s strapped together basically with 2 separate vanos systems and they're notorious for failing I wanted one so bad but sadly my 535xi is more reliable and that's not saying much

  11. I've heard nothing but horror stories on the 850i being 2 bolted together straight 6's. They were always my dream car when they came out but would never own one.

  12. My 2010 328i xdrive is been reliable with the exception of gaskets that need to be changed every where. Other than that 201k miles right now and I daily love drive my car. Solid, staut and feels like a 3 series. Did battery, brakes,plugs, and the usual maintenance stuff. Did I mention the car is tank and feels very safe in winter weather.

  13. The 2002 was rust buckets… Cool looking and fun cars thou! The first 6-series is a beautiful car and I bet it will be a future collectible! The last BMW that will last is the ones NA 6 cylinders.

  14. a BMW with a S54 Is a surprisingly reliable car 200,000 miles if you take care of them (basically regular oil changes and all that kind of thing) These were in the E46 BMW M3 and The BMW Z4M

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