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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 04-03-2013, 06:17 PM
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E30 buy question

Hey guys, so i was looking at this 1988 325 this guy had for sale. It had 290k miles with replaced head gasket, hoses, radiator, water pump, battery, etc. i checked it out and it sounded pretty good. The paint was faded and just had some wear and tear for its year. The lowest he would go is 1500& not sure if its worth it as a daily driver, and a project. Let me know what you think.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:09 AM
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How did the vehicle drive?
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:24 AM
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It drove fine no over heating, suspension could use some work for being hiw old it is besides that it was fair.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:57 PM
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Sounds like the vehicle is running okay unless you noticed the vehicle felt sluggish or complete loss of power. I have a 1990 325is and the previous owner didn't install the belt correctly you can notice a big difference.

If I may suggest, you might want to consider going with the 325i or the 325is, 325ix models if you can find one. The reason is because these come with a little more HP 168hp compared to the 121hp in the 325 or E model. But if you just want a good reliable vehicle with good gas mileage then go for it.

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:01 PM
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Yea it did seem sluggish and needed some body work im gunna pass on this one thanks for the help!
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:47 PM
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Good call try to find one that is a 325i or a 325is and you will feel a difference in power moderately.
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