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.
by 1989 bmw 325is on Aug 22, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 BMW 3 Series 325is 2dr Coupe
I bought the 325is used with 170k for $2.5k and spent another $4k to recondition the BMW. Guess what? It worth every single penny! The 325is has great interior features, reliable German engine, excellent handling on highway and street.
by clouseau on Mar 9, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 BMW 3 Series 325is 2dr Coupe
This is my second E30. Very reliable
if you keep up on suggested routine
maintenance. Yes, they aren't perfect
but their character will win you over.
Very respectable performance and
impressive craftmenship. These cars
are built to last. You won't be sorry.
BMW has impeccable standards and it
by miker g on Nov 27, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 BMW 3 Series 325is 2dr Coupe
Not many NEW cars can compare to the
feel of this car. The steering is so
precise, the car is linear and stays
that way even when you stomp on it in
snow. Very comfortable driving position
and all controls are right where they
Reliability & repairs have been a
problem. Not sure if I would buy
another bimmer for this reason.
by bmwflying on Oct 23, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 BMW 3 Series 325is 2dr Coupe
out handles out performs any japanese
car under $20000 yes $20000 and i only
paid 3000 leather seats full power 6
speaker stereo alarm on board computer
anti theft radio code start 6 way
adjustable recaro seats full size spare
bult with quality and this in back in
the 80's. Unlike the honda s2000 and
thats a $30000 car and the funny thing
is if you get a flat what do you do
with the tire it wont fit in the trunk
maybe put it in the rat skin leather
passenger seat??? how many 20 year old
japanese cars do you see driving in
good condition with orignal motor and
transmission 1 maybe 2 a day MAYBE.
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