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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 10-12-2012, 08:34 AM
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What kind of milage are you guys hitting on your e30's im only at 113854 on my 325i but im curious as to how far these cars can really go
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:19 PM
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:29 PM
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Have you or him had any major repair or just basic maintenance

I looked at the fence said i've never climbed a fence that high. And woke up at home
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:55 PM
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201,000 KM
Or perhaps like 100,000 miles.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:51 PM
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i traded mine in with 324k miles. only had to do the head gasket once. the first gear syncro was bad too but as long as you held it in gear, first worked fine, just couldnt shift into first without going to third first
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:01 PM
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:01 AM
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my coupe had 320,00 when I sold it, and my convertible has 175,000

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:31 AM
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so far all i have had to do is a valve cover gasket replacement, Driver side rear wheel bearing, and maintenance. My E30 has 300,000 miles.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:09 PM
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Mein Auto: 1990 325IC
Basic maintenance on my 325ic an have 235,000. Just keep up with the basic maintenance an your e30 with be bulletproof.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:29 PM
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Got 265,000 on my 325e. Just general maintenance. Also my 535i has 241,000 and my 528e has 214,000.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:34 PM
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I just turned over 271,000 yesterday. My tachometer doesn't work but I don't want to replace it and loose my milage
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:31 PM
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I'm at 214k with my 93 325i ! X_x
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:02 PM
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Lol forgot my year it's a 90 BMW 325IC
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:37 PM
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Mein Auto: 1991 BMW 325i E30
1991 325i with 290k
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:38 PM
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A DD as well
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:57 PM
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:20 AM
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My daily driver is an e30 320i with 270k on it. Had it for nearly 2.5 years and it runs mint. Full service history.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:47 AM
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:00 AM
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:08 AM
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Mine just rolled over 200k, previous owner rebuilt the engine at 190k (timing belt broke)
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:31 PM
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Mein Auto: 1990 bmw 325i 4dr. 404k
My DD is a 1990 325i 4dr sedan, Alpine White, getting 25mpg on no-lead gas. She looks pretty swell too. mileage: 404,000. Ray Ryan Essex, Ct. The Tranny has just begun to fade slowly away, however.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:53 PM
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90 325i w/ 161k. Going strong
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:26 AM
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GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR E30 rjr
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:19 AM
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:00 PM
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My '84 318i has 323k.


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