Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve been a closet E30 fanboy for years. It isn’t something I’m proud of, but the only reason I haven’t owned one is because I have such automotive ADD that I’m always moving on to the next car and watching E30 prices drop…it’s always “well, they’ll be cheaper next year”…but that isn’t the case anymore. I think even basic E30s have hit rock bottom and they are now becoming collectable, so something like a grey-market European 316i wagon for less than $10k gets me right in the gut. Unfortunately (or fortunately for my wallet) the 316i engine likely won’t be allowed into the electrified State of California (it would probably cause wildfires or murder baby seals) and I’ll have to let one of you buy this. Find this 1994 BMW 316i Wagon offered for $9,750 in Naples, FL via craigslist. Tip from 4rim.
From the seller:
1994 BMW 316i
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: silver
title status: clean
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1994 RHD E30 BMW 316i Wagon 143k miles, 5 speed Manual, very clean, Florida Title, Finished in Sterling Silver Metallic paint, Excellent Black cloth Seats, 3 spoke Leather Steering wheel,15″ Euro basket weave alloy wheels with excellent 205/55/15 tires,
Inside the car is in excellent condition, the cloth seats are very good, with only some wear to drivers seat, door panels are all great shape, carpets are very clean, Just had a new headliner, Still has its original BMW RDS Radio with instruction manual, switch gear is nice and works as it should, there is even the original BMW cargo cover, still has 1st aid & tool kit., hard to believe this car is almost 27 years old.
The M40 1.6i Engine pulls & idles smooth, gear change is faultless, the suspension is composed, soaks up the road with no knocks or rattles, Engine has just been serviced, car runs like a champ, any inspection welcome,
Car has some service history up to 116K miles and UK MOT certificates (similar to US smog tests) with recorded mileage being a European car it is not fitted with air bags or air con, although it is possible to retro fit a/c from a US spec car.
The E30 3 series is a great classic daily driver or weekend cruiser, prices are now only heading north, So they make a good investment, buy now while prices are affordable.
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