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: Should i get an e30 m3? (archive)

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

Posted by Darren M on October 24, 2001 at 10:25:05:

In Reply to: Re: Should i get an e30 m3? posted by David 87M3 on October 24, 2001 at 08:58:48:

bought mine in February 2000. It had one years warranty, full service history (often the services were done every 3000 miles).
I bought the car on 38,000 miles and it now has 50k.

In one year and 8 months the rear pads and shock top mounts have been replacced, the ECU (replaced on warranty luckily) and recently a control arm has been fitted.
Actually some other things have been done too, like fixing the electric fan circuit (even with a new temp switch it just wouldnt start), replaced front and rear roundals, replaced hood strut (hood wouldnt stay up).

Its been relatively cheap so far, but I`m sure it won`t stay like that for long.



I bought my M3 last year i was told to pay 10,000 uk pounds to get a good one.. i paid 7.5K
so far i have had :-
new intake gaskets 350.00
new timing chain 1000.00 (very costly if it fails)
New power steering rack 300 fitted
fortunately before i got the car it had a new exhaust fitted (1400 from a dealer).
the car is in good condition and used everyday.
Pay attention to the body work, the jacking points can rust so can wheel arches and rear panel round the licence plate lights (this can be put right if you know a good boody shop)
Make sure the car has full history or you may end up spending thousands to put it right.

Good luck
David
87M3

Currently i drive an '87 L6, and while its fun, loud and kinda fast i want to go faster... I found an 88 M3 in the paper for $6,500 in the st louis area where i live. I have yet to see the car or drive it and i was curious if there is anything i should be cautious of... Its an 88, blk/blk 111xxx mi. Thank you if you can help!



I bought my M3 last year i was told to pay 10,000 uk pounds to get a good one.. i paid 7.5K
so far i have had :-
new intake gaskets 350.00
new timing chain 1000.00 (very costly if it fails)
New power steering rack 300 fitted
fortunately before i got the car it had a new exhaust fitted (1400 from a dealer).
the car is in good condition and used everyday.
Pay attention to the body work, the jacking points can rust so can wheel arches and rear panel round the licence plate lights (this can be put right if you know a good boody shop)
Make sure the car has full history or you may end up spending thousands to put it right.

Good luck
David
87M3

Currently i drive an '87 L6, and while its fun, loud and kinda fast i want to go faster... I found an 88 M3 in the paper for $6,500 in the st louis area where i live. I have yet to see the car or drive it and i was curious if there is anything i should be cautious of... Its an 88, blk/blk 111xxx mi. Thank you if you can help!






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.