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    What irritates you the most about e30s?

    Let’s hear what drives you nuts the most often.

    For me it’s my foot catching on the kick panel when I clutch in my early model. Absolutely infuriating to the point I want to rip it out and throw it out the window. I like having it there for aesthetics and completeness but HOLY BALLSACK that’s annoying. Especially when your trying to do some spirited driving and it makes you look like a douche..
    "In God we trust. All others must bring data." -W. E. Deming

    /// 1987 325is /// Project Thread
    Past: 87 is, 88ix, 88 i, 87 ic, 89 ix, 17 others.

    #2
    Rust! It's always in the back of my mind that it needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Even the southern cars aren't completely spared from it.

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      #3
      The fact that I've owned 1-2 E30s since 2010 and neither have ever driven

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        #4
        Rust is a bitch, no doubt about that.

        Originally posted by Elysian View Post
        The fact that I've owned 1-2 E30s since 2010 and neither have ever driven
        it might be time to get on that..
        "In God we trust. All others must bring data." -W. E. Deming

        /// 1987 325is /// Project Thread
        Past: 87 is, 88ix, 88 i, 87 ic, 89 ix, 17 others.

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          #5
          Here's what bugs me about mine:

          1. Airbag 2-piece knee panel seems to come loose.

          2. Cartridge style front strut housing, the e36 style strut assembly is much nicer to remove and install since no ball joint have to be separated.

          3. Dash material that cracks.

          4. Oddball parts becoming NLA from BMW.


          Otherwise I can't complain too much, as I still drive them after all these years!

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            #6
            The fact that a clean e30 M3 is well over 50k

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              #7
              Very few, but:

              Central locking always seems iffy.

              The retractable antenna was always a poor design.

              The reset on the inspection/etc. always seemed odd.

              Never liked the included jack that came in the trunk.



              Compared to most other cars though, this model has so few irritations. It's not perfect, but it's 90% there.

              1990 BMW 325iC Triple Black Hard Top, Self-Wrenched, Original Owner Family

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                #8
                I too am bothered by rust. How do you get rust under a seal? ITS A SEAL! lol

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                  #9
                  How you can't find them for $500 on Clist every other week anymore.

                  Sad I got out of them when I did.
                  1974.5 Jensen Healey : 2003 330i/5

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by slammin.e28 View Post
                    How you can't find them for $500 on Clist every other week anymore.

                    Sad I got out of them when I did.
                    It's a damn shame.
                    1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
                    1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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                      #11
                      That's a tough one for me because I have driven absolutely no other car since 1994 - I have had no other car registered other than E30s since then. Before that I had a 1974 2002. I guess I have not been irritated by anything!

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                        #12
                        Hate to sound like a basic bitch but lack of cost effective power upgrades, bolt on or otherwise.


                        it's a Kenny Powers quote on wheels

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                          #13
                          My constant shitty idle after 3.5 years of owning my E30. Every plug, wire and DME related sensor has been replaced. I've got maybe 3 other parts it could be.

                          Still, I love my sassy girl. Even if she throws a tantrum here and there.
                          90 Bronzit 325is
                          16 Black Sapphire 340i M Sport

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                            #14
                            The door locks are crappy, the drip rail trim is flimsy and a pain in the ass and the door seals were of substandard quality from the factory and are very expensive to replace. The door seals on my Volvo were fine and it was a lot older than my E30.
                            @turbovarg
                            '91 318is, M20B25, T3/T04E 60 trim (18psi), megasquirt, coilovers, Z3 rack, cold AC
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                            [Car of the month: April 2018]

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                              #15
                              def the lack of real cup holders
                              Originally posted by wholepailofwater
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                              :devil:


                              WTB: Dove Grey e36 Front Door Panels (2 door)

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