5k: Cool Blue: 1991 BMW 325i

The E30 generation BMW 3-series is a great example of a well depreciated modern classic that can be driven every day.   When new it was a successful yuppy-mobile but now has generated a
significant cult following as a cheap, fun & reliable sports sedan.  Today’s featured 2-door is a good looking example with the updated integrated bumpers and is offered for a decent price. Find this 1991 BMW 325i offered for $6,500 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

The more I look at this E30, the more I like it, except that the 18(?) inch wheels seem a bit on the big side — nothing you cannot fix with ease.  The suspension is listed as H&R race springs with Bilstein sport shocks, which from prior experience will ride nice and firm, bordering on harsh. 

The engine under the hood is the M20B25 “small six” that puts out 168 horsepower and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.  Inside the cockpit won’t impress your friends who lease the latest
offerings from Hondayotard Motors, but the minimilism will be
appreciated the first time a sensor/light/gauge fails and you can fix it
in an afternoon.  BMWs of this era get a bad reputation for
quality/reliability but that is only from people who pay others to fix
every little issue.  A little DIY goes a long way in an E30.

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