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E30 factory options and original prices

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    E30 factory options and original prices

    Does anyone know or have a link to this information? What was standard and optional per model, year to year, on US E30s?

    I found this page that shows the original prices, but of course that's with standard equipment. http://www.strictlyeta.net/technical...fications.html

    Also, what packages were available and what options did they include? For example, cold weather package (was it called that then?) included heated seats and ski bag. I also read it included heated side mirrors. Did it include anything else? Were all of those options available individually as well (e.g. so that you might have heated seats and ski bag, but not heated mirrors)?.
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    93 325ic cost the same as a 91 m3. Wow, sorry I don't I have anything more to add but it's a cool chart

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    91' 318is 90' 325is

    Originally posted by Sonny
    Buy the E30s, they ain't gonna last long
    E30 can make you, E30 can break you
    "He who controls the Nova's, controls the Boomers"

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      #3
      You mean cost more. :) Yeah, that's pretty interesting, especially since M3s are worth so much more now than all the other E30s, even the rare 91 M-Technic verts (which cost about $40,600). I guess just cause of demand.

      Found Cabrio production numbers here: http://www.e30ic.com/prod.htm
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        #4
        Originally posted by Andrew325is View Post
        Yeah, that's pretty interesting, especially since M3s are worth so much more now than all the other E30s, even the rare 91 M-Technic verts (which cost about $40,600). I guess just cause of demand.
        If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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          #5
          I had the window sticker for mine somewhere. it was like $45,000 in 1991.. pretty crazy if you think about it. that's like $85k in today's dollars.

          If you bought a brand new M3 and stuck it in a bubble, it might be worth $100k. But if you put that same $40,000 into stocks back then, you'd probably have 5x that much.

          moral of the story: drive your cars and enjoy them, because they're not going to make you rich..
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            #6
            ^
            Winner right there.

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              #7
              If you put $40k into stocks in 1991 and you got a 5% ROI, which is stupid low, you'd have $123,059 after 27 years.

              At 7%, which is still low, it would be $190,452. So yeah... you'd have about 5x that much. At $1000 per year additional investment, which we'd say was maintenance and insurance, you'd have $257,429.

              Just in case, you know, you were wondering.
              1990 325i/4/5, 1992 240SX, 1995 RRC, 1998 M3/4/5

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                #8
                Are you trying to say that cars are bad investments? Heresy!

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                  #9
                  I've watched great '73 911 S-trim cars go from $75k in '07/08 to over $300k in 2015.

                  That's an ROI I can approve of, but it's not something even we in the business could have anticipated.
                  1990 325i/4/5, 1992 240SX, 1995 RRC, 1998 M3/4/5

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                    #10
                    yeah, there are exceptions - but mostly if you bought a car brand new, and never used it, you're not likely to even break even, much less make a profit - not even considering the opportunity cost of not 'investing' that money somewhere better...
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                      #11
                      I have the window sticker from our 1987 325is ...

                      1987 325isA
                      Color Delphin
                      Interior Black Leather
                      Suggested Retail Price $26,990

                      Options:
                      4 Speed Overdrive Automatic Transmission $595
                      Metallic Paint $335
                      Dealer Preparation Charge $190
                      Destination and Handling Charge $295

                      Total Suggested Retail Price $28,405

                      The "is" included all the other options like sport seats, front and rear spoilers, electric sunroof, 13 button OBC, 14" weave wheels, etc.
                      101

                      The E30 collection:
                      1987 325es M52 - Schwarz / Taurus Red Sport (son #2's)
                      1987 325is - Delphin / Black Sport (son #3's)
                      1987 325i Convertible - Triple Black
                      1989 325iX Coupe - Diamondschwarz / Black Comfort
                      1990 325iX Coupe - Sterling Silver / Grey Sport

                      1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2000 - Green / Tan
                      1998 Volvo V70 GLT - White / Tan
                      1998 Volvo S70 T5 manual - White / Taupe
                      2001 Ford Windstar - Silver / Grey (parts hauler)
                      2006 Lexus GX470 - White / Tan (tow rig)

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                        #12
                        The above matches my window sticker as well.


                        Model
                        1987 325is
                        Color Cinnabar Red
                        Interior Black Leather


                        Suggested Retail Price 26,990.00
                        Dealer Preparation Charge 190.00
                        Destination And Handling Charge 295.00
                        Total Suggested Retail Price 27,475.00
                        1987 325is (Jenna), Love e30's!

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                          #13
                          The entire classic/collectible car market has taken a huge upswing since the recession. A lot of cars are worth 3 times as much now as they were 10 years ago (E30 M3, D90 NAS, etc.)

                          That's great some of you still have the window sticker! Mine doesn't have it, but I do have the order form for the second owner who bought it used at the BMW dealer. He paid $18k in 94 for the 90 325is and they gave him $2k in trade for an 86 Subaru. Amazing that the BMW was so much more even though it was only 4 years newer.
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                            #14
                            Cirrus Blue missing from the paint list? oopsie
                            1991 325i - "Scambles" The Daily Driven lightly modded.
                            1988 Mazda RX-7 TII "Mako" The Free Dorito
                            bacon by Jared Laabs, on Flickr

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Ygtbsm1969
                              Never take investment advice from a forum and a guy that bounces around throwing rocks and running.
                              ^ says to not take investment advice from random forum posters, proceeds to give long winded post about investment advice.. uhhh.

                              I must be doing well above average then.. *shrug* :)
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