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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 06-28-2009, 09:31 PM
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Hey guys, im new to bmw ive been eyeing the e30, ive been an audi driver for all of my life, but really love bmw too, soo what should i look for in a bmw e30 or e36, any models that are better than the other.... engine? thanks for all the help
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:57 PM
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Hey guys, im new to bmw ive been eyeing the e30, ive been an audi driver for all of my life, but really love bmw too, soo what should i look for in a bmw e30 or e36, any models that are better than the other.... engine? thanks for all the help
e36's are fail.

you want an 89-91 325is. it has the astest e30 engine available besides the m3. it has sport interior, the updated plastic bumpersand basket weave rims.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:00 PM
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What are you looking to do to it? Looks? Auto X? DD?

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:04 PM
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thanks for the help guys,.... im thinkin im goin to use the audi for DD and bimmer for autoX.... does that change anything?
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:18 PM
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325is then.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:23 PM
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hey thankx man...... n e thin i should look 4
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:25 PM
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get the reciepts with the car re the timing belt/waterpump etc. thats vital. if you havent got them, then change them yourself. other than that most of the problems with the E30 are cosmetic ie the dashboard cracks, bumper rippling etc
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:36 PM
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where to buy oem parts cheaper than dealer
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:46 AM
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youll have to look to your US buddies for that. my supplier is useless to you!
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The E30 is what all actual driving enthusiasts are after. It's an unpretentious machine, quietly capable of spectacular feats of handling. It's light, simple design is rugged enough to run against $400k rally cars, but on the street it' communicative chassis delights even the most disinterested driver. It really is one of the world's ultimate driving machines
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