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1999 BMW 323i Will not start

I'm looking into buy a 1999 323i $3,000. It is in great shape inside and out. Our says park the car now it wont start. A mecanhic(Not a BMW Tech) told him it was a electrical problem. I hope to buy this car and have BMW check it out for me

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Its not worth 3,000 if it won't start, not a 3 series. MAYBE give him 1500- no start problems are very hard to diagnose in these cars.

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Im looking at buying a 1999 bmw 323i for $4,250 it is in very good shape inside and out but heres the problem. its not running. He told me he bought and drove it for 6 months without one problem and then...


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