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  • Joey Batista

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    My love for the E30 began back in 96 when I received my 86 325. I didn't have this one long before upgrading to an 87 325is. I had this car until I decided to go to college in 2001. I had to sell it to buy my first laptop :(. I wish I still had it but would eventually pay off. I'd had my current 89 E30 M3 since 2004 and will NEVER part with it. You can Check it out here:

    http://Joeysm3.com

    From the moment I saw my first E30 M3, I had to have one! Great site guys, keep it up!

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    from Springfield, MA, USA
  • Samuel Salzinger

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    Picked up this 325ix about 5 years ago. I had always enjoyed the styling of the E30s growing up, but never got one with the winter weather figuring they were all RWD. When I rode in an IX with an acquaintance in a snow storm, I was sold on the car. There's no greater feeling than cruising in the little tank in a foot of unplowed snow, especially passing trucks that have gotten stuck).

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  • Joshua Brown

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    I bought my 1988 325i cabrio last spring and cannot believe how much fun I have in it. Cruising up and down Woodward on the weekends with friends (it's kinda a big thing in the Detroit area). Even my friends who have 400+hp cars cannot believe how fun it is to drive. I literally will hunt down long twisty winding roads out in the boonies and just drive with the biggest smile on my face!!

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    from Royal Oak, MI, USA
  • Neal Hershenson

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    This was a great 1987 325iCa until 12/22/2012. I'm heartbroken - not even I can fix it, she's so twisted. Totaled out.

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  • Holm Oelker

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    What a milestone, the iconic E30 represents perfect symbiosis between pure driving fun and reliability, built into terrific simple form... Had seven of those (2doors only, including one stripped Schnitzer-headed 204HP-version) within previous fourteen years, loved them all. The last one, an early 325e (1983) will stay forever with me after been storaged last three years. Nothing else (with clothes on) provided so much fun to me ... on a daily base and affordable. Decided to have fun again on the weekends, restauration started and 3,5l inline six is waiting... Will definitevely increase number of E30 in my live. Also if I ever get a chance to get one good Pantera...

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  • Mick Ord

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    M3 E30 at its absolute best !!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58ShlIgm2Bw

  • sudarta

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    Great handling..amazing car!!

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  • Guest (Richard)

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    I just want to ask if what type of red is that? I mean what is the color code of it..coz I'm sure its not the original paint from Bmw, right?

  • Guest (Ciaran)

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    I was a truck guy in high school with a 90' (always liked 80's/90's vehicles more than any) F250 turbo diesel 5 speed. Had to get something economical after graduating and couldn't rationalize getting anything else. I bought a 93' Convertible 325i 5 speed with posi in black with a metallic gold stripe in San Francisco for $2,850 with 121,000 original. Supposed to be the vehicle that got me around with a little fun while I restored the truck...as since the tables have turned a,nd I'm now almost finished restoring my E30 the way I want it, but mostly all stock for the sake of it having mostly all original parts (even 14"bbs'ers) because they're becoming hard to find. Even here in the bay.....

    HANDS DOWN THE BEST VEHICLE YOU COULD BUY FOR THE MONEY. The bang for your buck is out of this world, the build quality is unrivaled, the fully mechanical ride is astonishing and never ceases to make me tip into the triple digits...even in turns. One of the most predictable vehicles I've ever driven, given enough time to get used to the handling characteristics and in what fashion to drive it. You have to be able to control this one because if you push it past its point there's no fancy electronics to save you. This is truly a drivers car and given you can find one that hasn't been totally molested you'll have a vehicle that will have you wondering why you'd ever purchase something newer. I am a valet at a high end wine country resort with a past in auto mechanics, and drive some of the most extravagant vehicles money can buy, but every day I leave there in my E30 without a thought in my mind of the things I wish it had inside, just pure joy in the sport of driving.

    from Napa Valley, CA, USA
  • Guest (Leo)

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    I picked up my first E30 (and first BMW) two years ago, after looking for a fun, practical and good looking retro classic, that car (1987 prefacelift 'Chromie' 325i) turned out to be a mistake, and I sold it on (without losing any money) after I began looking to improve it and restore it to OEM condition, unfortunately it had rust issues that would never have been possible to make perfect. It was and still is squarely the best car I have ever driven, I miss it every day, but being somewhat of a perfectionist, it had to go.

    Since then I've spent around a year looking for the perfect example to replace it, and I write this now full of excitement that I will collect my minty clean, low mileage, and factory standard 1988 325i next week, deposit laid down, counting down the days until I collect.

    I write this as someone who only ever had a passive interest in cars, but I can honestly say that since the first time I drove that first E30, it actually changed the way I think about cars, having previously owned VW Golf's, Renault's, Volvo's, this car made me realise what driving joy is all about. The driving experience is sumptuous, the balance, power, feel, and alertness the car has is a mixture that simply connected me with driving like I'd never experienced, all this from a car that will get you to and from work or day to day business cheaply, safely, and in refined style. Add to that the new enjoyment gained from appreciating the build and mechanical quality, (I now fully understand where the German reputation for quality comes from.)

    This car has made my friends call me a 'car guy.'

    from London, UK