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Old 11-21-2003, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i really want to get an older model BMW now. i see this M6 a lot, and it looks SO good. and i love the E30 325's. plus, my favorite from the time period might be the E28 M5.

i've seen E30 325 cars going for $2,000 but will there be a lot of maintenance costs for a car that's 15 years old? i really want one, a 5 speed
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your going to have to refurbish a lot of those older cars, engines with high mileage, interior,suspension,and tranny will prob be warn out...if you want a good project car, go for it...but a daily driver wouldnt be a great idea
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e30's are great diy cars, you could most likely maintain a e30 on your own. they arent as modern as the e46's of course, but they really dont lack the stuff youve grown accustomed to in newer cars. you'd be amazed at how well these cars were built, even after 15-20years alot will ride perfectly smooth and centered, have no rattles or creaks, and offer great reliability. one of the only things the 325's lacked due to age was the 24valve dual cam design, which doesnt really affect reliability but robs it of a little power, 89 and older e30's dont have airbags, and none have electronic traction control. e30's still look great but alot will have oxidized or chipped paint in alot of places, its also kind of funny how high they sit off the ground from the factory if its a 87 or older.
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They were not old when I bought them.



The e21 is a Calloway I let my son drive for a few years.

He wanted to buy a Honda, he read they last a long time.
That was 3 Honda cars ago.

Do not be afaid, there are lots of car freaks around.

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so i really want to get an older model BMW now. i see this M6 a lot, and it looks SO good. and i love the E30 325's. plus, my favorite from the time period might be the E28 M5.

i've seen E30 325 cars going for $2,000 but will there be a lot of maintenance costs for a car that's 15 years old? i really want one, a 5 speed
duder I agree, I like the newer styles but there something about the mid to late 80's and pre 93-92 styles

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