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Old 06-01-2015, 09:16 AM   #1
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Anyone know this car?



http://www.autotrader.ca/a/BMW/3+Ser...&orup=1_15_254

Looks to be in great shape...a little on the pricey side...
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:31 AM   #2
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It certainly looks to be in mint shape... realistically though it's overpriced by like $14,000 lol.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:43 AM   #3
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I'm not really that knowledgeable on the E30s, but have always loved them...How much did they go new?
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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This is something you definitely want to run a carfax, autocheck etc. report on!
Great shape, but the mileage is way to low IMHO. Not saying it's not real, just more on the caution side.

I looked for 2 years for my car, and came across many rolled odometers on autotrader, kijij.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:41 PM   #5
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Definitely overpriced.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:11 PM   #6
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It has 51k and looks to be in pretty mint shape, the owner can ask for anything he wants. A serious buyer would contact the owner and work out a deal rather than complaining.

Obviously only a very specific buyer will pay that much.
Take this one for example with more miles:
http://enthusiastauto.com/qsearch/?i...1#.VWyR2c_BzRY

Enthusiast Auto Group have had several low mile e30s listed, so there must be a market for them, also check out their e30 m3 listings, but the market for those is just crazy.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:35 PM   #7
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Obviously only a very specific buyer will pay that much.
The optimistic collector whose anticipating the average E30's to appreciate in a similar fashion to the M3? If they start selling more regularly at these prices, I guess it could actually happen...

Fortunately there's still plenty of pretty mint, well maintained E30's to be had down south for less than $10k.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:12 PM   #8
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i actually know the owner, all is true he is saying. but like everyone else is saying it is overpriced. at least at this moment in time. but the car is meticulous, the car barely sees the sun. it just sits in his garage. thats a car i would say is the closest e30 to mint shape that I have seen in a while and all stock. apart from the rims.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:58 PM   #9
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If this car is exactly what it's claimed to be I see no issue with asking over $20,000 However I would personally expect factory wheels and a nice leather interior.

Clean e30's constantly turn heads, get respectful gestures and compliments. It's also a car you can run at the track or hop in and drive across the country in relative comfort. It's now a "classic" with modern amenities but simple enough to work on yourself. The only issue is that's it's not a high end model.

To put it in perspective people will pay 3-5 times that price for a collector car that (due to it's nature) is barely drivable.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:47 PM   #10
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it's overpriced by like $14,000 lol.
Agreed, someone did buy that enthusiast auto 318 for 25k USD though...he has a thread on r3v. E30 tax seems to be increasing year after year.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:57 PM   #11
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that car is worth like others have stated 6gs. Mileage means nothing in older cars. You'll still need to replace a ton of rubber parts, mounts. I would be shocked if the shifter bushings were still fresh. You're better off buying an e30 for 3 or 4G and dumping 2 to 3g in replacing everything and having a newish car. Even better dropping an s5x motor in it and having a way better car. You'd have to get some specialty insurance cause they would not deem that car to be worth that amount.
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