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.
ok, I know this is really an opinion type question, but I'm tempted to get another E30. I have an '86 325es at the moment. I like the styling, with the front air dam & the foglights in it. I have kids, so I'm in the market for a 4 door, which I actually prefer, but I got a good deal ($850) on this car. Anyhoo, I'd like 4 doors, Stick, & the air dam. I know there are several variants of the 325, so can anyone out there tell me which model had all 3? If there was one?
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If you just want to drive around the wife and kids, get the super eta. It'll save you gas money.
__________________ 1987 BMW 325e
2 Door, 5 Speed Current Mods: Bilstein Struts, Eibach Springs, AC Schnitzer Type I Rims, S&K Short Shift, Momo Steering Wheel, AC Schnitzer Interior Accessories, Recaro Leather Seats, Cross-Drilled Fronts/Rears, BavAuto Performance Headers, Dinan Free Flow Exhaust. In The Works: BMP Design Chip (on order), BMP High Flow Filter, E-I Conversion.
there are sooo many great deals on these cars.
you could get the newest one possible, and preferable w/epsiloid headlights.
they are dramatically better at seeing at night.
there easier to replace if a bulb ever fails and also cost the same (ive got sylvania bright and bought 2 for 30 bucks) install with a twist of one plastic plug. all i need are my fingers.
the i stands for injection and i would buy another in a heartbeat.
make sure it drives straight and stops straight, all the lights work and horn works too.
go over a few pot holes and even use the wipers.
elect. problems occur w/conv. and basically my thoery on older cars is below
if its ten years or more and your agreeable with the owner and trust them , the car is a cherry.
after 15 years and its still looking good its a cream puff.
only 5 years more and its a classic.
these 89-91 cars are epic for greatness and superb design.
buy the one you truly want (m3-conv-4door) and keep it up.
my 89 conv. has been always garaged and well maintained.
i just re-lubed the entire car for winter ( with white lithium grease and i mean every rubber part and joint. it cost about 4 dollars and about 45min.). i do fix it myself but also i know i can sell it for almost twice what i paid.
if your future car has any problems pm me or ask another question and we may help you resolve it. mine was sold because the owner just bought a new one and because the brake light was going on...this was due to the pedal switch being out of alighnment. it took me about a week to find it but only 5 min. to fix...
and i got a great deal
ive had a few probs but this board really helped me get that car back into near perfect condition.
i now want to replace my rear differentail w/posi trac one.
if you can find a ix (all wheel drive) buy that one. there the best...and rare.
or buy one with a limited slip differential...
if they need new shocks i will cost about 700-1300 dollars t fix. but should las100kmiles.
im doing that myself with koni soon, its difficult but i have done it before with a toyota and a datsun, a pathfinder and a mazda. so i hope a bmw is about the same.
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