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Old 07-31-2008, 04:02 PM   #21
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Thanks. It was QUICKLY draining my bank account. I didn't know how much parts were (I only bought OEM) until it was too late. My problem with having the E30 as a project was that I wanted to make it super nice and try to restore it. If I was to do that, I'd have to drop another $10k into the car. Hence the sale

I sold that and eventually got something cheaper and just as fun to work on







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WOW!! I use to see your range on RRdotNet!! I was in love with the rims on your car and didn't you also use the LR3 door handles too? Seriously man I almost bought a RRSS because of you. Great mini! That thing looks like it wasn't cheap either though.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:08 PM   #22
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F that, that car is worth $5000
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:17 PM   #23
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Offer the seller $8k and see where it goes
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:51 PM   #24
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lol, and the sad part is I am an attorney. So much for my spelling?

Wow, I really didn't know that they went for that much. I was totally expecting to pick one up for maybe $7k.

I also found one on autotrader for $16k.

I was hoping that unlike my e46 where I did all the minor modding myself, that I could get more hands on with an e30 and actually learn to do some engine work and things like that. I have the DIY skills of a noob.
You can find them for like 7k, but it is like a needle in a haystack. A lot of people do not know what they are worth, so sometimes when selling them, they sell them at KBB, which is like 5-7ish.

The int is not so bad, getting parts for the interior is cheap, and I would throw some vaders in it, for around 500ish and have a great looking int.

If you want a fun car to work on, get a 88+ 325is, they are really fun, and easy to work on and mod. The s14 in the e30 m3 is a very hard motor to work on, and not one to be worked on by an amatuer. They also make bad DD's. The 325is seems to be what fits you best. Do suspension work, wheels, and bolt ons, change the bushings you have a great DD, and a fun track toy, you can also pick them up for really cheap. They also have LSD's.

Check R3Vlimited.com, there is tons of info if you are curious.

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I think that is the general consensus, but isn't that shocking to anyone else? You can get an e36 m3 for almost the same price. I know that there is some inherent value in an older "collector's" car, but I'm just saying.

The e30 m3 since built in such low numbers has always been expensive, plus it is completly hand built, and does not have a lot of the little problems the e36 had. Also a really clean e36 m3 will still run you 20k and up.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:25 PM   #25
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:28 PM   #26
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Wow, thanks Boosted_ZHP! That is some great input. I will definitely do some more research before I buy, but from the way you described it a 325is might be the right choice for a guy like me with such limited experience.

I think with all there is to learn, buying right now would probably lead to a bad choice. I need to do more homework.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:05 AM   #27
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Wow, thanks Boosted_ZHP! That is some great input. I will definitely do some more research before I buy, but from the way you described it a 325is might be the right choice for a guy like me with such limited experience.

I think with all there is to learn, buying right now would probably lead to a bad choice. I need to do more homework.


If you can afford an E30 M3, get it and dont sell it. In the future you'll make money out of it but that is not the point though. Anyways, this car isnt that bad and price is fair IMO, most E30 in that condition will run 10k+, a bit cleaner will run 15+ and lower mileage will go close to 20. I sold my 88m3 3 years ago for a dirt cheap price and now I'm still regretting making that stupid choice. I'm currently looking for one and it looks like I have to spend big bucks for it.
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ya im looking for a E30, making it a Track rat.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:53 PM   #29
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btw...there were only like 5xxx E30 m3s sold in the US if i'm not mistaken...can anyone verify this? so that's why they're still high in price
You're not far off at all. 4,996 built specifically for the U.S., then some were imported as Euro spec, don't know how much were imported as Euro spec though.
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Wow!!!! You guys have to see this:

Auto Trader e30 M3 that looks new????
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Auto Trader e30 M3 that looks new????
God ol mighty....Why did you post that now I cant stop thinkin bout blowing my savings on it
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You're telling me! It is the baby Jesus of e30 m3s.
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