The complete automotive resource for buyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Car, Truck and SUV Forums at Roadfly
+ Bentley Forums
+ BMW Forums
+ Cadillac Forums
+ Chevrolet Forums
+ Ferrari Forums
+ Jaguar Forums
+ Lamborghini Forums
+ Lotus Forums
+ Mercedes-Benz Forums
+ Maserati Forums
+ MINI Forums
+ Porsche Forums
+ General Discussion
+ Marketplace Forums
Re: Looking to purchase a 1987 325is (archive)

[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]

Posted by Dave S. on January 25, 2000 at 11:54:46:

In Reply to: Looking to purchase a 1987 325is posted by Rokas on January 25, 2000 at 08:19:50:

: Hi. The prices of used 1987 325is's have finally come down to around something I can afford to pay. I am therefore considering getting one, 1987 or 1988. I need some feedback. How is the ride/handling, build quality, reliability? Any trouble-prone areas I should examine? Is it complicated to work on? If I do get one, it's going to be a 5sp manual. How is the M20 engine, reliability and performance-wise? How many miles can that particular model expect to see if it is well-maintained. I would appreciate as much info as possible on this particular E30 model. Point me to a site if that helps any. Thanks in advance.

: Rokas

The 325is is generally a well made reliable car. Problem areas tend to be in the SI board and instrument panel. The AC system is a little weak - evaporators let go and it is a little pricey to fix due to labor. The ride and handling are both good- handling is easily made better w/ usual upgrades. Properly maintained, the M20 goes forever w/ timing belt changes at 60K. If interested, I have one FS - '88 325is, very reasonabble.


Follow Ups:



[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]
Questions, comments, or problems, please visit the Roadfly help desk.
Roadfly.com Logo © 1997 - 2017 Jump Internet Inc. All rights reserved.