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I have been following this car on auto trader for a while, and the owner recently dropped the price from $3500 to $1500, and now I am tempted. The car obvioulsy has some issues. The ones that are disclosed are: oil leak, fuel leak, and a decent amount of surface rust.

My question to you fine folks is whether this car is worth saving?

I am willing to pour some money into it to fix all the issues, but is this car beyond saving? I have a 2006 Z4 M roadster and I need to buy a daily driver in the next few months before winter hits, so I am interested in a car like this and I have some experience dealing with older, and unreliable, German cars. But I would only buy it if the car is worth saving and, more importantly, ifI can actually get rid of the rust or do something about it.
 

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Welcome yawetag,

I saw that one too awhile back.
In parts alone, it's worth it. But I have enough of the components/parts right now.
If you're going to DIY, the amount of rust is more of a concern. That's just me though.
The other vets can comment on it. :)

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As above depends on the rust. But 1118.US dollars for an ml with 120,000 miles. Is not bad. If it is fuel line to engine time consuming to replace, body needs to be lifted on left side, seats need to come out.


Can cracked bumper that will be hard to find.

Rust that I have seen and it is rare in my climate, is rocker panels close to wheels.

I be tempted. depends how far I need to go to get it fuel line would need trailering unless repaired. Hopefully it is a short one. But I bet it is the engine line.
 
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