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biotek
01-26-2004, 05:21 AM
Its a 89 325is 160k All the power things, with gray cloth seats, front and back, it has zaender(dont know the spelling) body kit on it, has a little rust on rear hatch and some by the emblem on the hood.

He wants $5000 as is but im sure he will go for $4500

What do you guys think?

that gives me 1500 left over in case of anything. Will i be ok? lol

-jay

Miguel
01-26-2004, 06:41 AM
trust me on this, wait for one with leathers....

qimis
01-26-2004, 12:03 PM
biotek: lemme know if you change your mind :) i might be interested in this car

what color is it ?

BimmerMan
01-26-2004, 02:58 PM
biotek - how much are you looking to spend (max)?

SebSter
01-26-2004, 04:21 PM
sounds a bit too good to be true..such low mileage

dont listen to miguel, leathers will kill you in the summer and in the winter for comfort go with cloths.. tho leathers do look a million times better, but it shouldnt be a deciding factor

if the car drives well i would take that in a second..with a markd chip and just a drop in intake (total cost about 300 dollars) that thing will ****ing fly

bmwm5lover
01-26-2004, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by SebSter
sounds a bit too good to be true..such low mileage

dont listen to miguel, leathers will kill you in the summer and in the winter for comfort go with cloths.. tho leathers do look a million times better, but it shouldnt be a deciding factor


i second that, BUT wouldnt trade my leather for nothing...

BMW BMXer
01-26-2004, 06:28 PM
If the leathers in good shape its great. If its old hard and cracked it looks like ass. I swapped out my leather drivers seat for a cloth Recaro.

Mystikal
01-26-2004, 09:04 PM
Take it to a BMW mechanic, there's a bunch in Toronto.

And that car has CLOTH SPORT SEATS! Those are SICK! *th-up*

IVAN
01-26-2004, 10:37 PM
maybe it got like 360 000 and he just moved it back to 1 ...YOu go there hell tell ya no proof of mileage ....Then screw that...

biotek
01-26-2004, 11:16 PM
I work with the guy, hes in hes 40's and loves BMW, he has owned a few of them, I trust him 100% He did rally in france when he was 18. hes had the car for about a year now, and no its not 360k, its 160k :P

Also he said its going to need rear shocks in while, but coilovers will fix that.

He's going to take me for a ride in it mid next week then i will see if im going to take it for sure, i prob am becuase i cant stand waiting anymore!! *mumble*

Oh and its red

ill be painting it white or blue like ive always planned

i was looking to spend 5000 max, i tried to talk him down but he will not go lower then 5000 becuase thats what he has into it

-jay

Jon@Bimmersport
01-27-2004, 12:43 AM
im selling mine for that price, new black paint...OBX coilovers, tokico shocks, but tan cloth, 5 spd, and it has eyelids now btw...i got a sick system in it too...

Mystikal
01-27-2004, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by biotek
Oh and its red

ill be painting it white or blue like ive always planned

You'll spend twice the price of the car doing that. :idea:

bmwm5lover
01-27-2004, 02:01 AM
Originally posted by E46_lover
im selling mine for that price, new black paint...OBX coilovers, tokico shocks, but tan cloth, 5 spd, and it has eyelids now btw...i got a sick system in it too...
he is looking for an iS with SPORTS seats, that HASNT been abused....;)

Jon@Bimmersport
01-27-2004, 02:05 AM
i dont ABUSE my car...

and i can get a deal on the sport seats in black leather..which will look SICK on my car...

biotek
01-27-2004, 02:08 AM
PMed you.

-jay

bmwm5lover
01-27-2004, 02:08 AM
Originally posted by E46_lover
i dont ABUSE my car...

and i can get a deal on the sport seats in black leather..which will look SICK on my car... its all about the TAN BABY!! LOL i swear to god im in love with it. id rather have beige, than black for some reason...

FastM3
01-27-2004, 02:31 AM
I'm looking for a nice 2 door E30, in good shape, preferably with leather but dark cloth would be ok...if anyone knows about anything let me know please!

Miguel
01-27-2004, 02:33 AM
Originally posted by SebSter
dont listen to miguel, leathers will kill you in the summer and in the winter for comfort go with cloths.. tho leathers do look a million times better, but it shouldnt be a deciding factor


In a car at this price leathers SHOULD be a deciding factor. If you buy a $5000 car and decide later on that you want to upgrade to leathers, its gonna cost you a lot of time and money + you'll have to find some in good shape. You should know whether you want leather or not, if you think you are gonna want it later then buy one with leather since its always cheaper to go from leather to cloth rather than the other way around.

when you are looking at cars, why not try to find EXACTLY what you want?

SebSter
01-27-2004, 05:34 AM
yea u got a point, but sometimes you just dont have the time to wait around till a good car pops up especially e30s in good condition which arent too easy to find

but ur right leather all the way, even tho in the summer it killed me, and this winter its killin me...still worth it

notmpowered
01-27-2004, 07:46 PM
If you plan on driving your car hard at all, leather sucks. Cloth sport seats are a dream come true. Leather = too hot or too cold, slippery and looks like shit if not maintained. Why is everyone so stoked on leather?

Mystikal
01-27-2004, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by notmpowered
If you plan on driving your car hard at all, leather sucks. Cloth sport seats are a dream come true. Leather = too hot or too cold, slippery and looks like shit if not maintained. Why is everyone so stoked on leather?

Exactly. I'm just a snob and want Alcantara-swathed Vaders. *mw*

felixthecat1979
01-27-2004, 10:37 PM
these cars are so reliable and the hold up so well who cares about mileage old people and people that dont know better!ive seen cars with less than 100 000 on them and all the rubber bushings struts and axles have been toast,the only way is to drive it and feel the car listen for creeking or rubbing or bumping.if your not good at feeling out cars dont bother,i here you can get one of those new accents pretty cheap................!