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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 06-21-2006, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Possiable New E30 Bimmer? Any Thoughts?

well, ive just been informed from my cousin(aginst his better judgement ) that he has a "Parts Car" BMW that he wants to rid himself of...
He informed me that the car is a RUNNING 1988 325 (Super Eta???) Coupe
It has Roughly 100-140,000 miles and runs and drives fine... He said that a mechanic looked at the car and said it just had a vacume leak...
it has an Automatic Trans and torn seats... and a rust hole on the drivers rear fender... i duno how bad though....

i guess he called it a parts car cause he swaped some of the interior for his... but i think its all there..
alll he wants for this car is $500...
is it worth it?
ill post pics asap(hes gota go home in Washington DC and get it)
If i get it, itll be for my wife(so she can be on the forum and having HER OWN BMW )
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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id probably buy it, even if you didnt need a new car or anything.. i think itd be a fun to mess around with.. its only $500.
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only one thing could be better than having one E30. MORE E30'S!!
However, I must tell you that there is a corollary that states that you may only have one project car at a time. I'm not sure who told me that, it was either my wife or God, I can't recall off hand.

Don't tell anyone, but E30's are quite possibly the stoutest BMW's out there.
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i dont know about E30s Vs other BMWs, but man... so far, BMWs have been the best car ive ever owned... my black beast has 208,000+ so its starting to break down... its envitable... but i really want to fix my 325i and get this "super eta" and make my family a Bimmer Family

i dont intend this one to be a project actualy... ill prolly just get it DD able and drive it... but if thats the case i shoulda been jailed alond time a go :P
ill prolly ether sell my current DD(Geo Storm GSi, Dont Laugh...) or retire it as a Strict Auto/Rally Cross and then keep the I as a DD for myself... the Super Eta as my wifes car and the Mazda RX7 as a Sunday Driver...
AND then i have a truck too lol... anyone want to buy somthing??? lol

I duno if its been covered in this forum yet... but how can you tell a Super Eta? is there anything that will say it? I read on E30BEN that it just has alittle boost in power... anything else? whats so special about the Super Eta's?

yeah, ok i will say it... E30s are Better than the others
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my current DD(Geo Storm GSi, Dont Laugh...)

Laugh at what? I want a 1L 3cyl geo metro and turbocharge it and see what fun I can have till it pops. :lol: Buy another motor and try again.

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Old 06-22-2006, 01:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Laugh at what? I want a 1L 3cyl geo metro and turbocharge it and see what fun I can have till it pops. :lol: Buy another motor and try again.

Sorry to get off topic.
so kay.. lol you dont know how many times i get that with my storm... then i bust there modded Civic with my stock storm... this storm has a 1.6L DOHC 16Valve I4 that only pushes 130hp stock, but with that tiny body... but the good thing is there is a Turboed motor for that car...

Ive got a 96 I4 Metro if ya want it
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How much, and where in NC are you? I'm in craven county area.
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well, im 4 miles outa raleigh... i duno, the engine has aparently one cylinder gone and a pretty bad oil leak, but amazingly runs...(i wouldnt push travaling far) The car is in youngsvile... though if you could help me get my BMW back together, id be more than willing to let you take the car

damn this thread is off topic... how do the AutoTransmissions hold up in these cars? i hope like the rest of the car
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