View Full Version : can someone help
08-05-2008, 09:52 PM
im looking at all kinda of bmws
here is a link to one can u check it out
i know its a beater but with a engine swap and some TLC
does it have potential
08-05-2008, 10:23 PM
I would really hold out for an '88 + e30...89+ better yet.
The late e30 chassis was just better all around for safty and corrosion protection just two of the advatages amoung many more...
08-05-2008, 10:25 PM
poo on that last comment.
Go see it. Plus m10 engine are just so darn cute.
'84 318i was the very first e30 I ever drove, and I was hooked.
08-05-2008, 10:35 PM
so it would be a nice car with some work
08-05-2008, 10:37 PM
Go get it. I'd offer him 900..
08-05-2008, 10:45 PM
you would but u think every thing is fix able
08-05-2008, 11:19 PM
Dude, I'm not trying to rag you, but please use punctuation at least. Everything is fixable. Depends on how much time, money, and tools you have though.
08-05-2008, 11:26 PM
Ok i'm sorry i'm used to IM. If you had to guess how much money would it take to make it a dime piece?
08-05-2008, 11:29 PM
Thats up to you. I would refresh everything in the engine. New hoses, all new gaskets, waterpump, timing belt, etc. I'm sure you can find better ones for the price, but its worth a try. Keep looking, it's your first car so don't rush into it..
08-05-2008, 11:33 PM
Ok thank you so much for all your info.
08-06-2008, 12:08 AM
dont but it. its an m10 aka piece of **** in my eyes and buy a late model. im kicking my self for not keeping mine. just my 2 cents
08-07-2008, 03:01 PM
I found mine for $1200. But, you get what you pay for.
This one looks to have had a significant amount of those little things that break replaced already. That is a good start.
It won't have a lot of power, but unless you intend to drag race or track it, you will have enough.
Give it a hard look. But if you haven't looked at and driven any others yet, the do that first. You might have to look for a bit, they are getting hard to find around here.
It will probably need suspension work too. If the frame is straight, no rust, and few dings/dents, it could be a good buy. I think somewhere from 1000-1200 would be a decent price if all of the above is good.
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