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    Thread: Should I this BMW E30?

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      07-14-2012 12:30 AM #1
      Hi all,

      I have the opportunity to buy this 1988 BMW 318i. It has roughly 115,000 on the clock for let's say around $700. The body is clean an rust free. The interior has some wear and cuts. The engine has an idle problem at 2,000rpm and the battery is dead. It needs a new exhaust system and the timing checked out. The current owner may have fried the ECU by jumping some wires.( yes he is a bloody idiot) It will also need new tires.

      Anyway here are some pictures.
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      Golf R32
      07-19-2012 05:32 PM #2
      Wooow no body?
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      07-22-2012 08:36 PM #3
      To my knowledge, there was no 318i made in 1988, only six cylinder models.
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    4. 07-23-2012 08:42 AM #4
      You can get seats for cheap. I love the old ones. Is that New Haven?

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      08-14-2012 12:57 AM #5
      No it's in Stamford. But needs a good
      $2000+ worth of work.
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    6. 08-14-2012 05:45 AM #6
      I think it will cost you approximately 2500$ to 3000$ and one thing about its owner as you said idiot but I think he is really idiot who doesn't care but best of luck for your new car

    7. 08-19-2012 10:50 AM #7
      I would run the VIN to confirm specs, but it doesn't seem like an '88.

      Did you check the battery box area and opposite well for rust? As well as the floors behind the seats?

    8. 08-22-2012 11:51 AM #8
      Did you wind up buying it?
      John Marsteller
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      08-30-2012 02:11 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Mishimoto View Post
      Did you wind up buying it?
      No I did not. I offered him $300 and he turned it down. It is still sitting in the same spot.
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      08-30-2012 04:44 PM #10
      Buy it, then buy a wrecked 95 m3. For under 5k you have a s50 e30 that would put endless smile on your face.

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