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Old 07-31-2008, 01:50 PM   #1
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e30 lovers - who's retarted, him or me?

Okay so I'm in the market for a 1988 - 1991 BMW M3 and searching Craig's List. And I found this. Tell me this is outrageous right??

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/car/774283553.html



I noticed a lot of fellow e46ers have been e30 buying recently too. Anyone know how modding is (level of difficulty) compared to the e46?
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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What is outrageous? The price I assume you are talking about? It does seem high. The car seemed really clean at first but the interior and some other places show some miles... For that much I would expect it to be in excellent condition.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:58 PM   #3
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Yeah it is outrageous. It is outrageously cheap. A rule of thumb is to expect to spend around 15gs on an e30 m3, Or at then end you would spend 15g's to make it mint. I.E but a 8,000 dollar one, and you will put 7,000 into it. But there is alsways exeptions to the rules.

From the looks of it, minus the driver seat, that car is worth around 16g's. The seat will run you less than $250.00



What do you mean by modding difficulty, in some ways it is cheaper to mod and some ways it is more expensive to mod.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:58 PM   #4
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:00 PM   #5
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Definitely needs some TLC. It's retarded by the way not retarted. Looks like a good project for 4ngie.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:04 PM   #6
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i always get a good laugh when someone spells retarded wrong.
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its not outrageous, but its a bit high, for its condition.
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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.
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i was really interested in that one. was gonna jump on it actually...


i could restore that thing in a matter of weeks...
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that interior was the biggest buzz-kill ive seen in a while. Otherwise its lookin damn sexy.
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Looks like a fair price to me...
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Looks like a fair price to me...
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.
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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.
You can still find a decently clean e36 though... finding a nice e30 is a lot harder
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Okay so I'm in the market for a 1988 - 1991 BMW M3 and searching Craig's List. And I found this. Tell me this is outrageous right??

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/car/774283553.html



I noticed a lot of fellow e46ers have been e30 buying recently too. Anyone know how modding is (level of difficulty) compared to the e46?

Price is about right as others have said. I had an 88 m3 that I sold for $12.5k. Odo broke around 150k miles and I had about $3k worth of repairs/upgrades done to it and I wasn't even nearly done).

Modding isn't that difficult but the mods are hard to source. The parts for the E46 are by far more readily available than the e30s.

Check out s14.net. <--- all you ever need to know about E30 M;s

Here's mine when I had it for sale.

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Wow! That was a hot AW e30 m3 my friend!
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Wow! That was a hot AW e30 m3 my friend!
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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AT SOME point, the engines need to be rebuilt. probably soon for this one? the price is right because the demand is up, but you can find better examples for a little more or some for slightly less (in other states). check s14.net. that one is actually listed on s14.net, and people are pointing out alot of flaws on it. check it out.
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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
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