Well I needed a commuter car and was able to pick up a 94 318iS for $1200.
It's gonna need some work but I think it is pretty solid and will definitely get better mpg than my 6.0L AWD Silverado (~10mpg).
The stereo is probably worth more than the car and it has a spare set of chrome M3 replica wheels he tossed in. So that sealed the deal.
Mechanical Stuff that I know it needs:
pass side foglight broken lens
Drivers side outer door handle does not work
blower motor makes hella noises
Check Engine light is on - prev owner doesnt know why...
Asthetic stuff it needs to satisfy my ocd:
Drivers side mirror glass
Leather shifter boot
Leather E-Brake boot
E-brake handle and button
Hopefully there are some how-to guides to help me get started.
I already D/L the bentley manuals and I do all of my own wrenching.
Cars I work on regularly, 05 Silverado SS, 99 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS (herz), 92 GMC Typhoon #2407.
Hopefully this bimmer isn't going to be a basketcase and I can look forward to many commuter miles at 30+ mpg.