e30 crew v. quick question

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  1. Traitor

    Traitor New Member

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    Looking to get an e30. I've seen a ton for sale, but the ones that i am more interested in are the ones with most of the work already done. Is 7k too much for a m50 swap. Also have seen some finished cars with no problems going for 6-8k. :noes: Thats alot for a ~20 year old car, but theres nothing left to fix on them.
     
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    How are you going to use the car? How many miles do these cars have? Toy or driver. The m50 swap might not be reliable if it was not done right.
     
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    daily driver. miliage ranges between 150-190
     
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    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I wouldn't spend 8k on a e30. You can get a very nice e36 for that price.
     
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    Car better be immaculate with a real low mile M50 at that price.

    Why not get an E36 for the same money? Or a nice E28 535i?
     
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    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    8k is almost OBD1 M3 price range. I would look for a well maintained mid ~96 e36 for that price. You can also get a nice e34 in that range as well.
     
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    I love the e30 body style though.
     
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    e36 m3 prices are hilarious :mamoru:
     
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    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    Why a 96 over a 95. I really like the 95s more the 3L was much smoother and felt like it made more power up top.
     
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    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    It's a matter of personal preference. I own a 97. The 3L manifold flows better up top, the 3.2L has more power down low. All in all they are very similar in performance, there is no "winner". I like the obd2 for other reasons, it's newer and will have less problems. There were kinks (just like with all other cars) that got worked out after the 95 model year came out. The OBD2s have digital climate control, traction control, and some models have more air bags.

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    My 95 had traction control. Also the valve cover was better on the obdII cars.
     
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    totally agree
     
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    $7k is not too much for an M50 swapped car that is in overall good shape. Considering a clean late model 325is with an M20 can go for almost $5k... if the car needs nothing and you like everything about it, I would say that $7k is completely reasonable.
     

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