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    Would you buy it?

    Hey guys - I'm looking to buy my first E30 and having a hell of a time sourcing a decent car in Canada. Most of the time it is rust, along with mods gone bad. It is proving to be much more difficult then I expected.

    Anyways to the point, I found an E30 for sale in my area that has been heavily modified and my question to people who know this car, is this worth considering.

    First the body looks clean (no rust), but here are the details:

    1988 325iS chassis with about 199***km on it.
    The engine is a m52 with roughly 99***km on it.
    M50 intake and s52 cams.
    ZF transmission,
    4.10 LSD.
    E36 rack with new tie rod in and out.
    Mk3 front lip,
    new front breaks,
    new carrier bearing.
    New thermostat
    Has an aftermarket hub, quick release and wheel.
    Crack less dash, full interior.
    Struts and lowering springs,
    1in wheel spacers. Ronald LS wheels.
    Custom exhaust, wrapped headers.
    Heated and power options.

    For the purpose of a daily would you buy this car?

    #2
    If the swap was done right sure I'd daily it. How much? Got pics?

    The Build:
    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=191125

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      #3
      It is just under $6K USD, pictures attached.

      Link to ad here

      http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/l...ationFlag=true
      Attached Files

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        #4
        Yep I would buy it.

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          #5
          Personally, I wouldn't. Would rather find a clean stock 325 as I'd rather not pick up someone else's project.

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            #6
            Gonna agree with Blau on this one.

            In my experience (with E30's, E36's, and Jeep XJ's), it is always nicer and better in the long run to get an unmodified version, and then tailor it to your desires.
            My previous build (currently E30-less)
            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

            A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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              #7
              Have you looked at it in person? Without seeing it, no one can answer that better than you and your instinct.

              Be patient and travel if you have to. When I was in Alberta all my cars came from Vancouver, right now there are 2 or 3 that look pretty good and original, for about the same money.

              Get a PPI from CG or Nixon, fly out and bond with it on the drive home.

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                #8
                I really appreciate everyones advice thank you!

                I think i'm going to have to pass, I feel i'm too green to know if i'm buying quality or not.

                Tak7 - do you have links to the ones you found in Van?

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                  #9
                  Flat black hoods are a red flag in my book :tsk:
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by varg View Post
                    Flat black hoods are a red flag in my book :tsk:
                    The real red flag should've been a Mk4 VW parked nose to nose, along with all of the "I'm a car guy" photos that don't really illustrate actual, current condition.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post
                      The real red flag should've been a Mk4 VW parked nose to nose, along with all of the "I'm a car guy" photos that don't really illustrate actual, current condition.
                      That made me chuckle.

                      Ya just more confirmation that I need to walk away.

                      Would you guys buy a car unseen and have it inspected and shipped to you? I'm starting to think I might need to go south of the border to find a clean version and import it up here.

                      and again :thankyou:

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                        #13
                        https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rch/cto/6175970882.html 4 door? add a pedal looks nice
                        https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/cto/6171465652.html vert?

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                          #14
                          The picture from the side near the pallet, the fender, door & body are different shades.

                          [IMG]https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/my350z.com-vbulletin/550x225/80-parkerbsig_5096690e71d912ec1addc4a84e99c374685fc03 8.jpg[/IMG

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                            #15
                            WOW! Looks like I'll be booking a plane ticket to Vancouver!!

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