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Old 10-12-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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What is the other car????

I am thinking that if you own an E30 as I do that there is no opposition to owning an older car. I have around $3000 to use towards our car. I want to know what you guys drive and maybe get some suggestions. I want something quick and wife says with 4 doors. I am really leaning towards a car with a turbo but not a big deal. I currently have a 97 Saab 9000, so around that size with 170hp or above and torque to go with it. I am basically trying to find the sedan that is the most powerful, handles well and the most fun and wont kill me in repairs/maintenance.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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For 3 grand you can probably find a decent E36 325 or 328 sedan. Both cars make around 190hp, 328 has more torque.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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funny..I was going to suggest a but you already have that. ;-)

I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:57 PM   #4
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I'd like to get myself another Subaru when I'm ready to retire the E30 from winter duty permanently.

I had a '97 2.2L wagon a while back and it was a great car all things considered. Probably less than $1500 at the time, but for $3k you'd get a much more modern AWD subaru. I feel like I've met a few Old BMW/Subaru guys before.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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E34, E36, Audi B4/B5, Passat...
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