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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 02-25-2005, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a chance to buy a 1985 318 for 500 bucks, guy says car still runs, but has rough idle. Interior is also damaged, but I don't care about that. I need a decent trak car.

I have in mind complete suspension rebuild, springs, shocks, camber plates, sway bars and so on, better clutch and a LSD.

Of course later when I get more money S50/M50 swap.

Is 1985 a good platform for that? Or should I just spend $2200 or so and get a decent 1989 325 IS????

Any ideas??

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if you have the money get the "is". otherwise, depending on how long it will be until you do the m50 swap i wouldnt get it if it will be a while
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the 318 would be a sweet projhect car
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