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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 01-29-2013, 06:31 AM
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Picking up 1988 325i Inspection Suggestions?

Come on with them =)
There should be a pre-buy overlook list for people who are in the market for a e30.
I'm about to pick up a 1988 325i for $600
300k
new ball joints
new brakes
recent and documented oil changes

These items will be noted and checked for



This is a list of everything I and every potential e30 buyer should atleast look at
  • tires (tread/wear pattern)

    suspension/alignment

    brakes/rotors

    window motors

    sunroof motor/ manual dial

    door/window seals

    any signs of structural damages

    mileage

    maint. records (good plus)

    transmission shifts(Smooth and comfortable or no go)

    oil for gas and coolant.

    coolant for gas/oil

    under engine bay for leaks

    rust

    all functional electronics (make sure you check this)

    spare tire

    no snipped or ghetto rigged wiring.(that will be your worst nightmare)



If anyone else has any suggestions this would also be a great list for people looking for e30s
any input (thats not stupid) is appreciated
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I just dont see any other logical way around this problem.

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:44 PM
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thats more than what i look at. even if it hasnt had any recent maintenance records and its a decent car, youll save enough money you can do that stuff yourself.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:55 AM
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Lol well i like to make sure everything is in working order.. I also don't expect perfection but atleast in working order
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