What are your opinions of the E30 3 Series?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by C32, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. C32

    C32 *The M3 Executioner*

    Apr 16, 2001
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    I have a slight dilemma on my hands. I no longer have my C280, due to complicated family matters, so now I'm in the market for a new car.

    I'm in the market for something that is small-midsize, has a stick, fun to drive, preferably rear wheel drive, yet big enough I could bring along 3 friends w/ me. The killer is it has to be under $10,000.

    My original goal was an S14 240SX, but after seriously looking at alot of these cars, I realized I may have to put it off my list until I can afford 2 cars, simply due to its lack of space. As of now I'm highly considering a 4 door E30 and possibly a 95 or 96 Maxima

    My question for you guys is simply, what do you think of the E30? Would it fit my needs? Is there anything in particular I should look for? What are your opinions on its reliability, especialy considering they're all about 10 years old and BMWs... meaning service might be expensive. Is there anything else you would suggest instead?

    For cliffs notes, see last paragraph.

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