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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-10-2005, 02:22 PM
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OT, just test drove an E30, 325is

I'm looking to buy an E30, 325is, and after test driving a few of them, Man, those cars makes my 323i feels big and heavy. The steering, clutch, brake feels so much lighter to operate on my 00 323i.

And I think the E30 handles better with stock shocks/springs/sways, I wonder what it will feel like after installing after market parts.

Now I know why there are so many 325is on the autox.

and those M20 motor, even with 200+ miles on them it still pulls very strong. I sure hope my motor lasts that long.
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Old 02-10-2005, 03:09 PM
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I owned an 88 325is for about 2 yrs. Autocrossed it in the BMWCCA. Had H&R springs, bilstein sport shocks, camber plates, and Kumho Ecsta V700 autocross tires.

Now I autocross my 330i ZHP w/ Hoosier A3S04 autocross tires.

My times are nearly identical.
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:54 AM
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I have my eyes on 1989 E30 325IS Alpina for over a year now. The current owner got it as a hand me down from his brother and uncle. The condition is excellent. Original paint and original motor. Anyhow, I drove it and felt in love right on the spot. While I will keep my ZHP as a daily driven and track, 325is will be my weekend project and fun car. The problem is, he doesn't want to sell it...yet.
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:37 AM
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I have my eyes on 1989 E30 325IS Alpina
the '89 is the best one IMO... plastic bumper, non-airbag. throw alpina into the mix and you got a winner.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:57 PM
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Here you go..this is my dream car..my ZHP is going to sleeping outside the garage if I ever get this car..
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:25 PM
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Here you go..this is my dream car..my ZHP is going to sleeping outside the garage if I ever get this car..
what year and model is that BMW
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by pt00323i
I'm looking to buy an E30, 325is, and after test driving a few of them, Man, those cars makes my 323i feels big and heavy. The steering, clutch, brake feels so much lighter to operate on my 00 323i.

And I think the E30 handles better with stock shocks/springs/sways, I wonder what it will feel like after installing after market parts.

Now I know why there are so many 325is on the autox.

and those M20 motor, even with 200+ miles on them it still pulls very strong. I sure hope my motor lasts that long.
I am also looking for a 325is. I will like to get a 91 but I will take a 89 or 90. Are their any difference in the 89 through 91 325is.

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