There is an old expression in the used car blogging community and it goes something like “there is no such thing as too many postings for good used E30 sedans.” Okay, in truth there is no such expression because there really isn’t a used car blogging community, mostly it is a bunch of dudes who sit hundreds of miles away from each other and type silly nonsense on their computers…a sad sad life…but I digress. Hey look, something shiny: Find this 1990 BMW 325i E30 sedan 5spd for sale in the SF Bay Area, CA for $5,800 on craigslist. Tip from our resident Bay Area car expert, Kaibeezy.
The E30 BMW is still a favorite among cheapskates looking for a rear-drive, LSD equipped, manual-trans sedan from the 1990s. This 1990 example is one of the later plastic-bumper facelifted E30s and looks years newer than the earlier big-bumper over-bite-faced E30s. Expect adequate performance from the M20B25 2.5 liter inline-6 rated at 170 horsepower and mated to the rear wheels via a simple 5-speed manual gearbox. This one has a claimed 77k original miles, extremely low for the vintage, and has never been “stanced out yo.”
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