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Nope, when looked after they can still go to 200k (archive)

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Posted by Darren M on February 27, 2001 at 18:22:00:

In Reply to: At 90k the engines get tired anyway...just buy posted by Steve on February 27, 2001 at 18:13:52:

providing timing chain is changed before that.
I have heard of people driving M3`s with 100+ k miles on them which felt better than other cars with 50kmiles because they had been looked after better. It is still a strong BMW engine after all.


Hey guys. I have been looking for a E30 M3 for about 1.5 yrs now. I am looking for one with 60-90k miles for around $12,000. I have seen them around but are a very rare find. Should I ignore those M3s with 110k-150k miles on the original motor. I have noticed that around 115k-130k the motors start to go. I dont want to buy a car for 12,000 and then turn around and put another 6500 into a new motor. What do you guys think about this?? Do you think I should just give up on a M3 and buy a E30 325is??

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