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      08-30-2009, 03:58 AM   #1
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Question e30 - yes or no?

So here's the deal. I need a vehicle not newer than a 1987, and so it's come down to either the AE86 or an E30. Seeing a few recent threads on swapped E30's here, I decided to go with the BMW. Found this listing on CL and was wondering if I should get it? What should I generally look at/for when purchasing a vehicle this old? Here's the info: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...341768637.html

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1984 Red BMW 325e E30 2 Door Coupe, Manual **E30 PROJECT** - $2200 (Torrance)

Hello there,

Up for sale is this 1984 BMW 325e / e30. My Mother is the original Owner and I hold the Original Pink Slip from '84. The car is registered, current and has a clean title with no accidents. It has been drivin by non smokers since purchased. This car is my daily driver and my current Project and is for sale during the Process. There are 8 various minor dents. I am about to paint the car after which I will raise the price. I also just purchased a complete 60/50mm Lowtec Suspension Kit. Below is a list of what the car has and what’s been done to it so far:

2 Door Coupe
5 Speed Manual
Black Leather Interior
Sunroof
Pop-Out Rear Windows
Pioneer CD playing Stereo / Head Unit w/ Remote
Limo Tint on Rear 3 Windows and Brand New dark Tint on Front 2 Windows
‘Plastic' style bumpers / no metal diving boards – Nice!
Painted Wheels w/ Black Caliper Paint
Black 'Shadowlining' Trim (Just done, not shown in these pictures. New pic's coming soon!)
Red BMW Logo Decals on Wheel Center Caps
Replaced Front and Rear Roundels w/ Black Vinyl Decals
Black Kidney Grill / Grille
Brand New Front Valance - Nice!
New Horns
Replaced the Timing Belt in June of last year
Idle Control has been replaced and tuned
02 Sensor has been replaced, scoped and adjusted
Base of the shifter (top portion of Transmission) has been replaced.
OBC Light Bar has been replaced
Wiper Inserts have been replaced
New NiCad Batteries for the SI Board relocated in external Battery Holder just inside the Kick Panel for easy future access
Recently changed the Oil and Oil Filter, Air and Fuel Filters, Valve Cover Gasket, 4 Rocker Shaft Seals and New Spark Plugs

$2,200 FIRM. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for looking.

-Shawn
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      08-30-2009, 04:13 AM   #2
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i wouldn't go with a 325e or es/ there down about 65hp from the i/is. my old roomate has an es and my 325i pulls on it easily. my E30 is up for sale check out my thread.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=291404&page=2
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      08-30-2009, 04:26 AM   #3
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i wouldn't go with a 325e or es/ there down about 65hp from the i/is. my old roomate has an es and my 325i pulls on it easily. my E30 is up for sale check out my thread.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=291404&page=2
don't really want it for the speed as i wont be driving it much. just need it for insurance purposes..

on the other hand, your E30 is clean!!! sick.
very interested! i'll see what i can do
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      08-30-2009, 09:08 AM   #4
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YES... ! e30s are the best,
if you want power stay away from the eta, which is what you have, but then again, you can do the i head swap

The eta in high rpm is lazy as hell,
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      08-30-2009, 09:25 AM   #5
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really considering dexter's e30 right now..
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      08-30-2009, 11:48 AM   #6
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A chip swap helps the 3 motor a lot, but still lazy as everyone has said. It makes a good auto cross platform.
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      08-30-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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      08-30-2009, 02:00 PM   #8
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In the last picture, is that an 8 series?
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