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Re: daily driver e30? (archive)

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Posted by Marco on May 01, 2000 at 20:56:57:

In Reply to: Re: daily driver e30? posted by Rob on May 01, 2000 at 20:07:28:

:Well, it sounds like you had better be able to fix anything and have pretty deep pockets because if you drive the M hard on a regular basis you will pay for it in time and money. Ofcourse there is a difference between driving a car Hard and driving a car fast. The car wasn't designed to be "drag raced" arround town this will certainly cause things to break. The M was designed to run at high speeds all day long and as long as you do your regular maintenance it will.


I plan on driving the car on the street as well as autocross and track on weekends. I usually drive my cars pretty hard on the street (on occasion, of course). However, I am sensible and treat cars with respect as I rely on them for transportation.

: I am a mechanical engineer and I can pretty much fix anything. To me, problems are challenges, not disasters. I am just trying to get an idea of availability of parts, cost, and ease of home mechanic work. From your post, it sounds like this is do-able.

: I'm still a little concerned about $5k engine rebuilds and $1500 timing chains, but I also understand that the E30 M3 is somewhat of a hybrid race/street car. No problem, but this usually means extra $$$.

: Thanks.




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