by zoolander1 on Aug 16, 2013 Vehicle: 1990 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan
I recently bought a 1989 BMW 325i with 138k miles from its original owner. It's in perfect running condition and cosmetically it's near perfect if not immaculate.
I changed the transmission and made it a 5 speed just for preferance but the 4 Speed automatic transmission was flawless.
I get about 23.5 combined mpg with either transmission with mostly hwy driving.
I have put 5500 miles and I trully love this car that I picked up for cheap.
by mobius1127 on Jul 30, 2012 Vehicle: 1990 BMW 3 Series 325is 2dr Coupe
Well this is my first car a 1988 BMW 325is 5-speed , but have driven newer BMWs and can say that not much else drives as good as a well sorted e30 does , and nothing that I've driven drives better . I will say that the e30 in stock form is not very fast it will move once you get the engine on cam 2400-5500rpm , but e30s are momentum cars not drag racers , e30s handle very well if you know what your doing , the steering is second to nothing , the brakes are surprisingly good , and the handling is very good, but if you screw up there are NO safety nets , you have ABS that's it e30s love oversteer , you will most likely flip the car around at least once , so buy the best tires you can afford
by gawdzila on Dec 10, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 BMW 3 Series 325is 2dr Coupe
I got a 1987 BMW 325iS as my very first car.
It had about 155k miles.
I had it for 13 years.
While it had a few issues over the years (ECU, radiator fan, brake master cyl, clutch, routine stuff like brakes and timing belt; expected after 200k miles+), it was VERY reliable.
The engine was glorious to rev and got good mpg.
The ride and handling was great, and was perfect after getting H&R+Bilsteins.
Very fun and easy to live with.
Sadly, my car's life was ended by an errant elderly man driving a beat up Toyota, who hit it while it was parked.
It had 300,000 miles on it, and was still fun to drive every day.
I loved my car dearly, and will be getting another BMW. R.I.P, my old E30.