Which E30 Do I Need To Look For? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-17-2004, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
hawkmoon36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Charlottesville
Car:
Posts: 48
Photos:
hawkmoon36 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via Yahoo to hawkmoon36
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?
__________________
Member of the: over 100,000 miles club
Member of the: 3 Pedal Club
Member of the: 19 years old and still going strong Club
hawkmoon36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-17-2004, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
guywithblack88e30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Downey, California
Car:
Posts: 1,252
Photos:
guywithblack88e30 is an unknown quantity at this point
there are some 325i's with 4 doors and in germany wagon's i haven't seen any out here by me also theres the super eta 325( i have this one) 4 door stick foglights in air dam
__________________

Member of got its raining(in Members Lounge) to 100, 237, 250, & 300 pages club...
Member of 3 Pedel club...
Member of ran away from cop using DRIFTING not speed(ok a little speed)...
guywithblack88e30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
I_like_bimmers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Car:
Posts: 245
Photos:
I_like_bimmers is an unknown quantity at this point
I'd get '89-'91 325i if I were you.
I_like_bimmers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 10:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Car:
Posts: 5
Photos:
Nealdavis4 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Nealdavis4 Send a message via MSN to Nealdavis4 Send a message via Yahoo to Nealdavis4
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.
Nealdavis4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 10:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
idanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: seattle, washington
Car:
Posts: 166
Photos:
idanity is an unknown quantity at this point
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.

have fun shopping and remember to check the seat belts always.[attachmentid=16391]
Attached Thumbnails
Which E30 Do I Need To Look For?-325i_conv_bmw_corner_hay_view_high_reflection.jpg  
__________________
member of the <span style='colorrange'>3 pedals club</span>
member of the <span style='colorrange'>195,000+ mile club</span>

<span style='color:red'> its the ones who cant even drive slow that think i cant drive better fast..</span>
idanity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
/Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Car:
Posts: 16
Photos:
ACHTUNG is an unknown quantity at this point
so what is the difference between the 325i and the 325is?
ACHTUNG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 01:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
Gomerino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Oxford, UK
Car: 1994 325is M-Technic
Posts: 1,166
Photos:
Gomerino is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Gomerino Send a message via Yahoo to Gomerino
here is my old 1985 325e... it was a sweet car, I wish I hadn't got rid of it..
[attachmentid=16393][attachmentid=16394][attachmentid=16395]

i did have it repainted, threw an ANSA exhaust on it... here are the old pics (before paint)
[attachmentid=16397][attachmentid=16398]

it had about 120k when I bought it... ( cost me $1000)... repainted and whatnot.... sold it for $1500

it was great on gas and I thought it looked nice... I believe it had a zender body kit however, so many E30's wont look exactly like it
Attached Thumbnails
Which E30 Do I Need To Look For?-front325.jpg   Which E30 Do I Need To Look For?-325pass.jpg   Which E30 Do I Need To Look For?-back325.jpg   Which E30 Do I Need To Look For?-oldcorner.jpg   Which E30 Do I Need To Look For?-oldside.jpg  

__________________
Gomerino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 03:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rockford
Car:
Posts: 59
Photos:
emericadna7 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to emericadna7
how do you fix the brake light being on? because i know its common problem and i havent even bothered fixing it. but if it only takes five min id love to fix it
emericadna7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my comparison e30 vs e36..I own both Trob 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 10-04-2005 04:27 PM
E30 2.8l Stroker & KW 60/40 Drop egk2 Picture Showroom 6 09-18-2005 12:53 PM
NEW MATCHING SHIFT & E-BRAKE BOOT SET BMW E30 318 325 customshiftboot Aftermarket Parts 0 09-13-2005 10:59 PM
1990 E30 V belt picture/diagram/info sought snpower 3-Series (E21, E30) 5 09-10-2005 07:07 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.