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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 04-27-2015, 08:14 PM
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Price to repair?

anyone have a guess on how much it'll be to fix the body on this?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-28-2015, 09:58 AM
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The plastic bumpers can't be fixed (at least I wouldn't accept a patch job on one). No clue how much they cost; you can look it up. The front fender is best swapped for a new or straight used one, repainted to match your color. That'll be several hundred dollars. The rear quarter repair ain't gonna be cheap. I'd guess $500-$600.

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Old 04-28-2015, 10:31 AM
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not my car, one I might buy. it's an automatic only 88k miles and really clean. will have to do a manual swap, not worried about that, but the body might be more money than I want to spend.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:25 AM
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Mmmm . . . with paint I'm thinking $1200.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:53 AM
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how much are looking at for the car ?
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:48 PM
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$3300
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:49 PM
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I'm looking to trade my 97' 328i with some cash on top. that would b the goal.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:16 PM
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wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait, your trading a 97 328i plus cash?? and you got to do repairs? and your going to do a tranny swap?? you must be a baller huh?.. or a gold digger huh??(;

your losing money my dude, milage on an e30 aint ****, mine is 264k and pulls better than any car i driven.(no maintance except oil change timing belt, and tune ups{but mines a super ETA})

if he goes 2000 maybe, cause just a tranny is 600 not including the wiring and the clutch assembly, new bumpers are maybe 300-400 fenders 80, to fix the back fender, lets say 400, to repaint + clear coat maybe a 1400??(correct me)


and also check for rust ASAP
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:38 PM
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Here we have a saying - 'Tell him he's dreaming'. I think that applies to both of you. 1 is selling a write off for HUGE $ and the other wants to spend EVEN MORE on the same vehicle. I need to get you guys to price my older cars and buy them. I could retire!!
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:13 PM
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Yah, $3K seems way too much. I've seen manual E30's out here on the west coast for that much or a little more and in much better shape. Don't underestimate body work costs - body shop & paint costs seem to have skyrocketed over the past several years. To rehab and paint the scraped up bumpers on my Benz and fix a door ding were estimated at $2,500 recently from a very good indie shop.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:16 AM
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Price to repair?

noooooo trade my car and Receive $3000 cash, in which I can use for the swap and repair.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:46 AM
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Sorry bloke, you are still dreaming.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:58 PM
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Have you ran a carfax on it? Insurance companies are quick to total an E30. In most states the repairs must be done by a certified shop, which means $$$$. Then there's the state's inspection and branded title. To get this " clean ride" road ready is more than the 3k you're getting. The seller has the better deal. Get an estimate from a repair shop and you will see. Get a ride without the need for repairs and you will be better off.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:14 AM
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That's what I said, more or less.
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