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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 02-24-2005, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ghead I really don't understand why I bought this car. I must have been on drugs. So many damn problems and I haven't time or money to mess with them.
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Old 02-24-2005, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how much did you pay for it?
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Old 02-24-2005, 03:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how much did you pay for it?
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yea u pretty much got hosed
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what is it? and how many miles?
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Old 02-24-2005, 03:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what is it? and how many miles?
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did you get it checked by a mechanic (compression, clutch, etc.)
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did you get it checked by a mechanic (compression, clutch, etc.)
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It's an automatic and fiancee is a mechanic but won't touch my car
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you can get hosed on any used car you buy if it wasn't taken care of before you. don't just blame bmw :P more info would be helpful though lilbug as to what's wrong
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you can get hosed on any used car you buy if it wasn't taken care of before you. don't just blame bmw :P more info would be helpful though lilbug as to what's wrong
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I got a running list would you like to have it?
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yes I would... I have a mechanic who is an EXPERT on e30s :P do what I can do to help ya.
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stick with it i say if you have money to get her better she treat you even better these car smooth cars but if ever wanna get rid of it and get your money back sometimes even more just part it out but make sure you tell us if you do
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yes I would... I have a mechanic who is an EXPERT on e30s :P do what I can do to help ya.
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Alot of it is cosmestic which I hate........
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need power steering fixed......hence it's leaking
Need to check for vacuum leak as this cranky German car surges in park
Car idles a little on the rough side

Lady I bought it from said she was picky about everything.........couldn't have been to picky if she let her kids rip off sunroof crank, glove box latch, break console frame around automatic shifter, rip off and break door handle trim.
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wow that sounds awful, ofcourse it would be annoying to fix. I dont relally know a solution for you, all id do with it is offroad it.

BUt i might suggest either trying to sell it for somethign else.
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well those are things I can't help you fix since you already know what is wrong! :P Did you even have the car inspected first? Sounds like the previous owned abuse the hell out of it and took you on it
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