1986 BMW 3 Series 325 2.7L from North America
Wonderful drivers car
Battery died, but it was a faulty battery.
Starter Solenoid should be replaced, as I get trouble once in a while, but it still works without it.
Just about everything in the car is on the verge of dying, but by some miracle, it clings to life.
I love this car. There's something about rear wheel drive that's just incredible. This car itself is not the best example, having high kms and being poorly maintained by its past owner (s). At the same time, that's the reason why it is such a great example. It has almost 350 000 km now, and it's still a joy to drive. it has more than ample power, and the rear wheel drive is always a joy. It can be a bit of a chore to drive if the roads are very icy, and busy, but when the roads are empty, I put the car sideways on just about every corner, and it goes exactly where I want it to. it leaves me looking forward to the next chance I'll have to drive her. It also feels rock solid at any speed, even 140+.
As with most other E30s I've read about, my interior lights aren't there, and my doors, especially the front passenger door, can be sticky sometimes.
All things considered, I would not hesitate to recommend this car to anyone who's looking for a cheap used car that is also a joy to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2006
2nd Jan 2006, 18:51
"It also feels rock solid at any speed, even 140+."
OK I know this statement is totally false, since the 325 eta motor topped out at only 180kph/112.5mph.
Even on my newer 325is, I can only reach 210kph/131.25mph wiht performance mods.
26th Jan 2006, 02:58
Well, considering that he referred to the mileage on his vehicle in km I would assume that he is referring to the max speed of 140+KM/h, and not mph.