1991 BMW 8 Series User Reviews

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    1991 BMW 8 Series 850i Review
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    The Expensive Mistress — This is a car for the enthusiast. You must have a love of this machine, and the ability to do the maintenance and upkeep, because they can be frustrating. This car turns heads. It is a valet's darling. What can I say, she's difficult and beautiful.

    Pros: This is (to me) one of the most beautiful BMWs ever made.

    Cons: MPG is bad, lots of maintenance upkeep.

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    One Of Best Looki G Cars Ever Made. — Tis car is misunderstood and underappreciated. But there are issues such as Back seats too tight, electronic such as pixels burn easy, heavy car, maint cost , and fuel economy is 13/18 but it is a 5 liter 12 cylinder engine producing close to 300 horsepower

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Very attractive styling, good engine and and great highway cruiser.

    Cons: Fuel economy

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    A Bmw That Very Few People Know What It Is Or Even When They Were Made. — One of the most exotic cars I have ever owned. With that comes a hefty maintenance price tag though. I love this car and have no qualms about the costs over the years now that I look back on them, however, now that I can look back on all the expenses, if I were to do it again I would make sure I had someone that knows the 8 specifically look over the car prior to making the big leap and buying one. Nevertheless, if you do end up owning one, be prepared to answer lots of questions about them, because they definitely do draw a lot of attention!

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: If you have to have one of the most exotic BMWs out there it has to be an 8 series V12 6spd!

    Cons: Be sure the previous owner did all the things you don't want/can't afford to do!

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    1991 BMW 8 Series 850i Review
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    The Great Land-shark Of The 90s — A luxurious yacht dressed up as a car. Smooth and solid power delivery, mediocre in the corners. Appearance, need I say more? Cost of ownership, more than I can afford Build Quality, excellent except for anything electrical, including wipers. Some rather poor plastics in the cabin, but the leather is apparently very high quality. Excellent drive train though, beautiful V12 and even the 4 speed auto is very capable, tall gearing too.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Style, that's about it

    Cons: Expensive bills, expensive bills, did I mention expensive bills?

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    1991 BMW 8 Series 850i Review
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    Bmw 850 — This is still in my eyes the most beautifull coupe ever build. Its a very nice and smooth ride and I would really love to buy one again though I would aim for a 1998 edition. The car is very spacious and the water still comes to my eyes when I imagine the sound when I turned the egnitionkey...click...brrrr. woooww.... FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!

    Pros: EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CAR

    Cons: very expensive spareparts.

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    1991 BMW 8 Series 850i Review
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    Gas Guzzling Super Car — First I was caught by the looks, but after the first test ride I was really impressed. 0-100km/h took 6.7sek although weight is nearly two tons. The M70 B50 motor V-12 Engine(is so powerful (300hp) and has great torqe (450nm). The machine is a technical masterpiece and works like a clock. The BMW business's idea was to compete with Lufthansa but then we had this oil-crise... Maintenance is difficult if you not are an hardcore electronic engineer and costs are high if you let the BMW-mechanics do all the work. Parts are not cheap: New exhaust pipes and mufflers cost me $1524 A new clutch kit $2062 Ownership is also a nightmare cause of expensive insurance and fuel consumption. If you drive like granny maybe tou get away whith 13liters/100km but you dont want that, so be prepared: It guzzles easily 25-30liters/100km and during racing and drifting gas mileage computer stops at 39liters. Use your imagination. But if you are economically independent like me: -This is the ultimate car!

    Pros: Great looks, fun to drive, exellent handling

    Cons: Expensive to own

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    1991 BMW 8 Series 850i Review
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    Engineering Marvel — Great GT car with a V12 that will set you back in your seat. One ride in this vehicle and you will be in love. it is a 6 time Best in Show car in California Washington and BC. currently has Stage two full DINAN suspension and sway bar. DINAN rev limiter eliminator and performance chip. Full Cat-back exhuast, stainless steel braided brake lines, BBS wheels and 30% tint. Lets Drive.

    Pros: Rare GT car, V12, 5 seconds to 60, and is a chick magnet.

    Cons: Once you drive it, everything else will seem insufficient

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    High End Luxury Sports Coupe. — very cool which came with V12. limited production and hard to find now. very unique and a blast to cruise in and take to high speeds on the interstate.

    Pros: appearance, originality.  

    Cons: not many parts for these cars.   and expensive labor costs.  

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    1991 BMW 8 Series 850i Review
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    Sexy Beast — This car looks good parked or speeding down the freeway. Many people have never seen this car before, people think my 8 is 4 or 5 years old. I get asked questions about the car every day. Everyone wants to see the engine. For a V12 it only has about 300 horses. Its a heavy car with a heavy big engine. A V12 in today’s cars are way faster and lighter. Regardless, this isn't a car you see on the road everywhere. There are a million people with the same cars, unless you have the fastest model with all the bells and whistles its just another car. But when a classic car is on the road especially a car people aren't familiar with you will definitely get a look or two. When it comes to maintenance I do extensive research (google) on whether or not I can do it myself before taking it to a mech...they see dollar signs when you mention a car like this! There are good 850s out there, just research before you jump into one.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The car is great looking
    Decently fast

    Cons: Fuel Economy
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    E31 V12 Review — Great performance Excelent build quality and fantastic appearance, The cost of ownership is quite high. Besides that it is always a joy to drive this car. Not such a good car to have as a daily driver. The way the car drives feels and just makes you cruise on the highway makes you want to do more.

    Pros: It is beautifull safe handles amazingly and is just way smooth on the road

    Cons: Needs more power for the amount of weight and engine size

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    Reviews From Other Years

    1997 BMW 8 Series Reviews

    Great By Hamza

    this car is amazingly beautiful and reliable Read More

    Wonderful German Engineering!! By Anders

    The BMW 850i was a 2+2 2 door coupe! Which has wonderful performance for Toyota money! A Really Good buy!!! If you can get one!!! Read More

    1996 BMW 8 Series Reviews

    Excellent Value Indeed. Just Be Sure To Choose Wisely When Settling On Your Particular Car By klockwerken

    The 1996 BMW 840Ci (E31) is equipped with the all-aluminum V-8 M62 motor which is, for the most part, bullet-proof provided you maintain the engine in a reasonable fashion. The power is more than ade... Read More

    1994 BMW 8 Series Reviews

    Very Much Fun To Drive. By lakers65

    I get more compiments on this 840ci on my SL63. after 20 years it still looks like a exotic car. some day it will be a collectible but it will be a while. It is an affordable second car for weekends... Read More

    Incredible Driving Grand Tourer. By RickELake

    The BMW 8 Series is a stunning limited production Grand Tourer that featured technology ahead of its time. Performance and handling is exceptional for a car weighing almost 4000 lbs; Gas mileage for t... Read More

    1993 BMW 8 Series Reviews

    Beautiful Grand Tourer By CharlesSD

    This car draws a great amount of attention, and deservingly so. It looks fantastic, and also because of how rare they are most people have no idea what it is. It also looks misplaced for being over 20... Read More

    Heavy Car By Wonjae

    SPACESHIP! bad gas mileage but that's what you get for having V12... Lot of maintenance to do. I love the looks of it. The best part is driving on a highway. As i said, it rides like a spaceship. Not ... Read More

    1992 BMW 8 Series Reviews

    Rare And Fun By maxx850

    Very rare and stylish car, its a blast to drive. Inspite It's 2 ton weight, performance is still very respectful. Very smooth V12 engine with a great sound. The six speed manual transmission is smooth... Read More

    Nice Car That You Dont See Every Day By Joonas

    It got the right mark on it. Good handling and nice performance. Not lot of repairing and I like the model inside and outside because its not the typical BMW. Maybe the car is litlebit fun to drive be... Read More

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