Downright incredible car. The E30 is one of the reasons BMW still has the reputation it has today. Extremely reliable, great amount of power, and it looks great inside and out, and that includes comfo...
Downright incredible car. The E30 is one of the reasons BMW still has the reputation it has today. Extremely reliable, great amount of power, and it looks great inside and out, and that includes comfort. I am very happy with my E30, and I'm going to keep it forever, long after I've grown and bought a new daily to replace it's duties as a daily driver.
That said, this car is definitely not for everyone. You must have at least basic wrenching skills and furthermore, the passion to do so. It's a 26 year old car, and to expect it to behave like new is stupid on your part. However, the maintenance you put into it will always be worth it because it IS a good car and built to outlast and outperform, unlike most other cars. It was far ahead of its time when built, but remained easy to work on, so maintenance is not an issue if you can do it yourself. Don't believe others when they tell you that parts are hard to find or extremely expensive because they're full of it. Believe me, I know.
In other words... if you take care of it, I promise you, it will take care of you.
It is a very versatile car. It can be your reliable daily driver or you can tune it to be a drift monster or a straight muscle car on the inside. Your choice. But for crying out loud, do NOT turn this car into a ricer. It's too good for that and other E30 owners will hate you, myself included. This car has a very good reputation... and owners have the duty to keep it that way.