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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 03-29-2005, 09:47 AM
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hi everyone. i live in arizona usa and i'm going to be driving an 86 325e. yay! i love vintage cars! just wanted to introduce myself and what kind of car i have. i think it would be great if there's a specific section in this forum for older models; such as 15 yrs+
anyways, my 325 is in real good condition, a lovely stylish car i found from someone just driving out on the road. i hope this forum can help me take care of my new old bimmer
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:17 AM
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:38 AM
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hi everyone. i live in arizona usa and i'm going to be driving an 86 325e. yay! i love vintage cars! just wanted to introduce myself and what kind of car i have. i think it would be great if there's a specific section in this forum for older models; such as 15 yrs+
anyways, my 325 is in real good condition, a lovely stylish car i found from someone just driving out on the road. i hope this forum can help me take care of my new old bimmer
Welcome to Bimmefest! Congrats to you, the e30 is a great car. Be sure to post some pics in the "photo" forum:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=17

I haven't heard of an '86 anything described as a "vintage car" before... I must be getting old!

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i'm going to be driving an 86 325e. yay! i love vintage cars!
1986 is vintage? Now I really feel old...
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:14 PM
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Texas defines "classic" as 25 years for cars. So yeah, this is well on its way...
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:29 PM
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Texas defines "classic" as 25 years for cars. So yeah, this is well on its way...
I've got two cars that are 38 years old, and another one that is 32 years old... I guess that makes them "Antiques" now!
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hello, and thanks for the welcome. i define cars vintage differently and loosely according to where it's from and what decade... any "vintage" european car would be from the 80s and back, domestic cars would be from the 60s and back, and japanese cars that's from the 70s and back. i really don't know why i classify it like that... it just makes sense to me. i'm 20 and my car is 19, so it's kind of funny for me to think of myself as possibly being "vintage" since my car is 1 year away from getting a historical car liscense plate!
i'm going to have to give my car a nice polish before i post any pics of it... but i can guarentee, he's one hot car!!
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i really don't know why i classify it like that... it just makes sense to me.
Because you're only 20!

When I was 20 (in, ahem, 1983)... a 1963 anything seemed like something Fred Flintstone drove.

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E30's are awesome cars, but I may be a little biased.

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E30's are awesome cars, but I may be a little biased.

Alex
You sound like you know what you're talking about in the E30's. My car was built in 12/91 but is titled as a 92. When I try to order parts for it, it's really tough, even tires. I almost always get the wrong part. They give me the other body style. From what I've read, my body style is an E30, but there isn't a class of E30's in 92. From tires (from the tire rack) to head lights, I am always given the wrong part when I tell them it's a 92 318ic. Even when I look in the parts book, I don't see a spot that says (except cars built in 12/91). Any thoughts?
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You sound like you know what you're talking about in the E30's. My car was built in 12/91 but is titled as a 92. When I try to order parts for it, it's really tough, even tires. I almost always get the wrong part. They give me the other body style. From what I've read, my body style is an E30, but there isn't a class of E30's in 92. From tires (from the tire rack) to head lights, I am always given the wrong part when I tell them it's a 92 318ic. Even when I look in the parts book, I don't see a spot that says (except cars built in 12/91). Any thoughts?
Yah, treat it like a 91, technically they are the same. Production ran late but no new model for 325i/is in 92 only ic and M3 in very limited numbers.
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:37 AM
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Welcome! I am also extremely biased towards e30's, my first car was an 84 325e, the most reliable car i've ever owned...up until my latest e30 :-) a 93 325iC. Built in dec 1992, it is one of the last off the line! Anyway, i find the same problems with ordering parts, i usually test the garage/store first by asking about parts and seeing which body style they bring up. I have found 2 shops in atlanta that I trust to not order the wrong part :-)
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