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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 09-04-2012, 12:05 AM
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What's it worth?

So I am curios what this car is worth.

1987 325i convertible 5 speed, 93k miles.

Interior is a 8/10 and exterior is. 9/10.

Almost always been stored inside and has full service records.

I have looked around and I would say between 6-9k.

Opinions would be great! Looking to possibly purchase here soon.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:18 AM
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6-9k ?

its worth around $2000-3000 IF everything you said is 100% correct and the service records are up to date.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:34 AM
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Really? All the ones that I seen around go for way more then that? Although doesn't mean they sell for that! Thanks for the input!
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:48 PM
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4-5 would be my range. Most of the time they settle for a lot less. Verts aren't very popular among the crowd willing to pay big money for a mint E30.

I really meant aren't* not are.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:15 PM
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It's worth (to you) exactly what you are prepared to pay and the current owner will accept. Is a popular model worldwide. Try and compare with other similar vehs in the area.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:25 PM
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4-5 would be my range. Most of the time they settle for a lot less. Verts are very popular among the crowd willing to pay big money for a mint E30.
i'm going to guess you don't watch the e30 market.

verts bring less money than an e30 coupe of the same year. verts are easier to find in better condition. which makes each one less valuable, as well as them not being an common "enthusiast" car.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:42 PM
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Have a 94 325iC all original with 65,xxx 9/10 inside & out. Mauritius metallic Blue. What's she worth? Thanks for your OpinionS

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:22 PM
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i'm going to guess you don't watch the e30 market.

verts bring less money than an e30 coupe of the same year. verts are easier to find in better condition. which makes each one less valuable, as well as them not being an common "enthusiast" car.
Dahh! well now I look like a fool. Aren't* was what I was going for.

The E30 market has increased a bunch with in the last year and a half. Cars that would have been 2,500 are selling for 4. Its also really hard to find a clean plastic bumpered coupe.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:20 PM
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A convertible is not a common "enthusiast" car !
A convertible is a pusssy magnet

a 2-door is a common "enthusiast" car, as that is the only type worth modifying for serious power, handling etc.
My personal opinion, so please do not be offended

I do not know about the US of A, but to find a clean usable 2-door E-30 that has not been butchered...
So them those prices they're going up due to lack of supply

I bought my 323 for 30 Grand
divide that by 8.5 to get US $ value
To buy a spotless 325 E-30 Convertible under 60 grand in SA will tax your patience
They are around and the only reason why they are this "cheap", is that you cannot get a loan for such an old car; so it has to sell for an amount that people can pay cash...
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:51 AM
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Dahh! well now I look like a fool. Aren't* was what I was going for.

The E30 market has increased a bunch with in the last year and a half. Cars that would have been 2,500 are selling for 4. Its also really hard to find a clean plastic bumpered coupe.
E30 market is a lot cheaper here in NZ, but is still also changed in the last few years here in New Zealand too, mainly due to imports from japan being a LOT more stricter controlled in the past year or so.. When i brought my first E30 5 years ago i paid $2kNZ (around $1500US at todays rates), then the same model dropped to around $800 ($600US) but they are starting to go back up again to around $3k these days. interesting. I know if i listed my 316i Manual coupe i have at the moment up for $3k ($2500US) it would be gone in two weeks which is really good going here.
Interestingly though, the rarer E30s havent really moved at all. Any standard 7-stars-out-of-10 E30 Touring, Convertible, or M325i all sell for around $7kNZ here ($6kUS), verts are NO WAY NEAR close to as common as they are in the states. 318iS goes for about $4k, remember, they are called a baby M3 here, Europe only got the M40 engined 318i, the M42 versions were something special.

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:25 AM
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Well in the US they are generally looked down on. Most car people think they look ugly. That goes for any soft top convertible. It looks all nice and dandy and then, it looks like someone sprog a tent over the interior.

Here is the current Cl for the Reading area of Pennsylvania. http://reading.craigslist.org/search...inAsk=&maxAsk=


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A convertible is not a common "enthusiast" car !
A convertible is a pusssy magnet

a 2-door is a common "enthusiast" car, as that is the only type worth modifying for serious power, handling etc.
My personal opinion, so please do not be offended

I do not know about the US of A, but to find a clean usable 2-door E-30 that has not been butchered...
So them those prices they're going up due to lack of supply

I bought my 323 for 30 Grand
divide that by 8.5 to get US $ value
To buy a spotless 325 E-30 Convertible under 60 grand in SA will tax your patience
They are around and the only reason why they are this "cheap", is that you cannot get a loan for such an old car; so it has to sell for an amount that people can pay cash...
If I was paying 30k U.S. for a E30 it would have to be a 0 miles M3 that's all original and perfect. Every once in a while you'll see a E30 in a forum that they are trying to get 25k for. That's with a S54 with a awesome tune. It never sells and the owner keeps it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:19 AM
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Dahh! well now I look like a fool. Aren't* was what I was going for.

The E30 market has increased a bunch with in the last year and a half. Cars that would have been 2,500 are selling for 4. Its also really hard to find a clean plastic bumpered coupe.
ive been heavily watching the market for a long time. the only "increase" i have noticed is older folks with clean cars selling them. those cars would have brought 4k years ago as well.

the market for clean plastic bumpered e30 coupes is nowhere near as good as you think. i had my all original, dent free, scratch free, original paint, rip free, black leather interior, 325IS on CL for $4300 for 3 weeks. (i was trying to sell or trade for a truck) do you know how many interested buyers i had ? 1, and it was some a-hole who thought the price should be more like $2000.

me and you are in the same general area looking for cars, the local market i get is the same local market you see.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:10 AM
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ive been heavily watching the market for a long time. the only "increase" i have noticed is older folks with clean cars selling them. those cars would have brought 4k years ago as well.

the market for clean plastic bumpered e30 coupes is nowhere near as good as you think. i had my all original, dent free, scratch free, original paint, rip free, black leather interior, 325IS on CL for $4300 for 3 weeks. (i was trying to sell or trade for a truck) do you know how many interested buyers i had ? 1, and it was some a-hole who thought the price should be more like $2000.

me and you are in the same general area looking for cars, the local market i get is the same local market you see.
Well i've seen improvement. You can't find a clean e30 anymore for under 3,500. Unless you get lucky. I'm currently in the prosses of looking for another e30 and its coming down to swapping in a maunal into a clean auto. So i may even be interested in your car. Your not not going to find a $700 dollar car anymore.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:08 PM
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Well i've seen improvement. You can't find a clean e30 anymore for under 3,500. Unless you get lucky. I'm currently in the prosses of looking for another e30 and its coming down to swapping in a maunal into a clean auto. So i may even be interested in your car. Your not not going to find a $700 dollar car anymore.
i just picked up that $450 90' 325i a couple months ago. the reason people can't find super cheap e30's anymore is because they sell before you have a chance to see the listing. if you check CL once a week, chances are you've missed out on more than 25 of them in just the last year. when i'm looking for a car, i check every morning and every night. you need to be on the ball to play the craigslist game.

ive seen plenty of clean e30's for under $3500.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:21 PM
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I just bought my 1990 red convertible in 7/10 ext 7/10 for 2800 in San Diego. And I thought it was a pretty good deal. If I'd seen yours for 4-5$ I would have thought it a good price.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:46 PM
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So I am curios what this car is worth.

1987 325i convertible 5 speed, 93k miles.

Interior is a 8/10 and exterior is. 9/10.

Almost always been stored inside and has full service records.

I have looked around and I would say between 6-9k.

Opinions would be great! Looking to possibly purchase here soon.
A car with a pedigree and maintained is worth more than some car that was hammered to pieces. I would spend in the 5000+ area, a nice car always sells.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:25 PM
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I have sold 4 E30's in the past year, and the market is getting better for clean 2 dr plastic bumper cars. $4K is not unreasonable and I sold one for $3.5K last month.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:16 PM
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I have sold 4 E30's in the past year, and the market is getting better for clean 2 dr plastic bumper cars. $4K is not unreasonable and I sold one for $3.5K last month.
Location? I haven't seen any clean 88+ cars for that price around Seattle.
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