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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 11-22-2013, 03:38 AM
Raito Raito is offline
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:39 PM
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:38 AM
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My E30 - should i keep it or sell it?

hey guys this is my first post, i apologize if its in the wrong category

2 days ago my bother and girlfriend bought me a e30 its a 91 318is
183k on body, 5 speed

I been wanting an E30 since i was a little kid, I want to do a s52 swap and keep it for a very long time.

they paid 1k for the car- the car has 183k miles, and a salvage title, it was hit in the back and it will need to be pulled to straighten everything out. After they surprised me with the car i inspected it the next day and found a couple of rust holes under the rear wheel fender and bumper they are about the size of an open hand.

the interior of the car is trash, it is duck taped all over and will need to be replaced.


ok let me get to the point.

should i keep the car and fix it up and do the swap as i planned or is it a waste of time since it has a salvage title and the whole car will need to be rebuilt from the ground up, almost everything will need to be replaced on it.
I can find nice e30 with around 100k miles and clean title with no damage for around 2k to 3k
will it be better if i sell it and add some money and get one that needs a little less work and go from there?
Any tips or ideas are appreciated

here are some pictures of it
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:37 AM
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Bought her today in Australia. My first e30

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:54 PM
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Re: Posts pics of Your E30

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Old 12-06-2013, 05:05 AM
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Bought her today in Australia. My first e30
Which dealer still sells new E30?

GREAT CAR!

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Old 12-06-2013, 05:15 AM
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Which dealer still sells new E30?

GREAT CAR!
Thanks man.. Very excited
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:30 PM
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:23 PM
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:25 PM
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Re: Posts pics of Your E30

My 84 318I. On k sport coilovers and bbs rs reps. (Esm 002's).

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Old 12-26-2013, 10:15 PM
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: Posts pics of Your E30

My New seats went in today. (87 325i)

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Old 01-01-2014, 08:30 AM
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:13 PM
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:39 PM
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Re: Posts pics of Your E30

Imo itd be up to your budget, time, and ability. If you have the money and time keep the one you got, and build it up. Project car. Just what id do. XD

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:03 PM
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Super happy with handling, I have an insane amount of front end grip also drifts really controllable and smooth.






front end is so beat now
will repaint front in spring. Rock chips and the turn signal broke.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:49 PM
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Re: Posts pics of Your E30

Whats ur handling setup? I live in south fl where its constantly raining, and the stock suspension /tire setup isnt cutting it. 30 mph in 3rd and my car slides. Even in light rain. Im on 80 to 85 % tread falken ziexs. I dont drift my car, my car drifts me. (

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Old 01-04-2014, 03:11 PM
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:44 PM
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Re: Posts pics of Your E30

And what brand/size tires

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Old 01-04-2014, 04:34 PM
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:40 PM
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Re: Posts pics of Your E30

Cool ty

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Old 01-04-2014, 08:08 PM
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The amount of M badges getting around in my part of Australia really grinds my gears. anyhoo, summer is hectic.




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Old 01-05-2014, 05:56 PM
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:56 PM
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:42 AM
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