• Now this is a great deal on a really nice BMW. I would not put this one in the despised yuppie mobile class due to its manual granny and nice upgrades. The suspension upgrades are important because Philly has more potholes than Geno's has cheese steaks.

  • Now this is a great deal on a really nice BMW. I would not put this one in the despised yuppie mobile class due to its manual granny and nice upgrades. The suspension upgrades are important because Philly has more potholes than Geno's has cheese steaks.

  • Had a new '87 325 is in 1987….5 speed , sunroof.always a sunroof etc………had it until 1995 when I bought a 3181c..E 36 which I still have with 226,000 miles.

    I like the E 30's a lot. The only problem I had was the rear end went out.can't remember the details,at 19,000 miles….replaced under warranty by BMW. No further problems till I sold it for the E 36.

  • This car has the same diving boards that came out in '84, not the shorter '88s. '88 was a partial redesign including the later, more attractive tail lights and a different front valance but continuing the diving boards, albeit a shorter version. '89 was a switch to more petite bumpers.

    I had a '90 325i 2-door 5-speed in Alpinweiss II over black leatherette… which I rolled into a ditch at low speed. No bodywork was needed for the windshield to fit afterwards, but the quarter and door frame needed a little work. I rolled it with the sunroof open- it still worked and didn't bind in the least. I drove it like that for a year and a couple months then sold it to a guy who used it as an autocrosser. E30s are built like tanks; build quality is honestly more '60s Mercedes than '90s BMW.

    My next e30 would be a 318iS, however, as the weight is significantly less and the car is all the better for it. The other option is a Z3 M52-based 2.8L, which has an aluminum block and you'll end up losing weight on the nose compared to the M20B25.

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