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Old 02-26-2003, 05:51 PM
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Location: N. VA
 
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Mein Auto: '88 M3, Ex-'99 M3
The E30 M3 community has come up with a "$15,000 rule" when it comes to their cars. Basically, you will end up spending about $15k to get a car in good shape. Most of the higher-dollar cars are already in good shape due to diligent maintenance and important repairs, and the cheaper ones will require a little TLC to get them back in good order.

It seems to work out. The more expensive M3s out there have lower miles and have had a lot of the significant work done to them.
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'88 M3
Conforti chip, Evo airbox/K&N filter, UUC short shift kit, oil pan baffle, Hella H4 lights, OEM glass sunroof
sold: '99 M3 Coupe
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Airbox baffle removed, ZKW ellipsoid headlights, UUC short shift kit, BMW x-brace, debadged

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