M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)General M-Series Discussion - If it does not fit into a more specific M Category above, please place it in here. In addition, previously archived M-Series discussion is located in this section.
does any one have any advice on purchasing an e30 m3. just common problems to watch out for and stuff?
also how many miles is too many miles? what are the miles per gallon? etc?
thanks for your help!
Hey, The E30 M3 is an awsome car!! but I hear that it cost alot for the "up keep". I am planning on getting one in about a month or two. Prices very from 7k to all the way to 16k. Look to spend about 10k-12k for a pretty nice one. good Luck!
Try and get one with some history.
Check for rust round the scuttle panel at the bottom of the windscreen, and around the rear number plate lights.
Check the inner wings and for creases & under the fuse box and expansion tank.
Engines are generally strong but need to have been looked after, same for transmission and diff.
These cars are getting on a bit now so no doubt it will require some maintanence, there not the cheapest of car to run, but they are one of the best drivers cars there is.
If you have got any particular question you want answered I will do my best to help
Originally posted by triggrhaapi@May 15 2003, 10:59 PM Attila, you gonna keep the E21 or replace it with the E30 ///M?
Shit, i'm going to keep my baby forever!!! I will have two BMW's a beautiful E21 and a bad ass E30 M3, and If my business works out well I'm going to but a E36 m motor in the E30 and put the S14 motor in the E21 then get a E46 M3 HEHE.
if u like E30 styling then the 325is will be a much better bet. the E30 M3 isnt the perfect car (to an average person) by a long shot, but it is a car enthusiasts dream machine. the 325is has styling almost as good styling, good power, rides smoother, and will be less costly to maintain. if ur one of those ppl who want a E30 M3 cuz its cheap and has a M badge to show off, then you probably wont appreciate it like it should and get mad when u have to dump major $$$ into it
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