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Old 09-28-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default Advice: i have the ability to purchase another E30

The car in question is a 1988 E30 vert with 89k miles. No rust, interior 6/10, needs glove box, dash is not cracked, heated seats decent. Back seats at the top have lost stiching.

Top is good, but needs new window.

Engine needs valve job and timing belt changed.

Car is clean.

Looking to see what folks would think it is worth.

I currently have an 1988 325is and 1990 325i.


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Old 09-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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No more than $3500 to $4000.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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Unless there's been a good deal of suspension, cooling and brake work that wasn't mentioned, I'd say no more than 3—mainly based on the the apparent condition of the body and paint. And that's real iffy. 90k miles might sound great, but on a 25 year old car that could turn in to a seemingly unending stream of time and money as parts start to break down. Test drive should be a long and spirited one at all speeds with the radio off. Good luck
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Unless there's been a good deal of suspension, cooling and brake work that wasn't mentioned, I'd say no more than 3—mainly based on the the apparent condition of the body and paint. And that's real iffy. 90k miles might sound great, but on a 25 year old car that could turn in to a seemingly unending stream of time and money as parts start to break down. Test drive should be a long and spirited one at all speeds with the radio off. Good luck
+1 no more than 3k. Does it have records?
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I bought it for $2475. It was serviced at BMW Store up to its level II inspection at 71K.

It needs the usual maintenance items and a top, but it is in great shape....
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I bought it for $2475. It was serviced at BMW Store up to its level II inspection at 71K.

It needs the usual maintenance items and a top, but it is in great shape....
Nice! Not a bad price.
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The E30's have a timing belt rather than a timing chain... ?
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The E30's have a timing belt rather than a timing chain... ?
Yes they have belts.
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