In Reply to: M3 ownership questions posted by Sean K on March 05, 2001 at 17:09:39:
Although I perform most of my own repairs; I have over 18 years of home mechanic experience and a lot of tools too.
The parts are expensive and require a little work to find and buy at a good price.
If you really want an M3 go for it, but it will cost you a lot of time and money. I am not trying to discourage you from living your dream, but the economic reality is that you will have to give up a lot of fun things in life in order to drive one of these cars with your economic standing right now.
I actually call my M3, "my German Mistress".
Take care and good luck!!!
I am a 17-yr old high-school student with a part time job( $7.00/hr.). My 1st question: Will $11,000-$13,000 get me an 1988-1989 M3 in good condition, or will it have costly mechanical problems?
2nd: If its in good condition, will I be able to keep it in good condition without going backrupt? Around how much money a year do they cost to maintian? Is owning an E-30 M3 realistic for me?