In Reply to: I want a M3 posted by Joe C on October 14, 1999 at 09:44:17:
: I currently own an '86 325es and now I want a M3 - who doesnt? Anyway, originally, I wanted an E36, but I dont think I can afford that and afford to actually live, so I am now considering an E30 M3. What are the major differences in the years from 1988 - 1991? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Is there the "best" year to buy, or does it not really matter. I want the car to feel 'solid' and look imaculate. If I get a E30, I want a low mile one with no mods, so I can be assured it probably wasnt beaten. Any how, thank you if anyone can be of help.
Most will say that the 90 and 91's are the best to have only because they are rarer. They have the full airbag system, different airbox, and are rated a couple of HP higher. There are other small differences that really don't affect the operation of the car. With any 88-91 M3, or any car for that matter, the lower the mileage and the better the condition the more you'll have to pay. Deals can be found but they're scarce. The cars were designed to run hard so it's quite common to find used ones that have had some sort of body repair or undercarriage damage. With so limited a number of these cars imported I'm sure their value will be going up instead of down. I've got an 88 I'm giving away when your ready.