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Is a BMW E30 a hard car to start learning to fix on?

Is a BMW E30 a hard car to start learning to fix on?
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  • Mark Baldwin

2 Answers. Simple answer - no more or less than other cars of their era (late 80s - early 90s). That was the age when cars started to get more complicated and electrical, so they are harder to fix than the previous generation, but much easier than a newer car with loads of electrics.

  1. Are BMW E30 easy to work on?
  2. How much does it cost to fix a BMW E30?
  3. Is an E30 a good first car?
  4. Is a BMW E30 expensive to maintain?
  5. Is it worth buying a BMW E30?
  6. Can you daily a BMW E30?
  7. How much is a BMW E30 worth?
  8. Is the BMW E30 reliable?
  9. Can you engine swap an E30?
  10. Why is the BMW E30 so popular?
  11. Is the E30 a JDM?
  12. Is the BMW E30 a classic?

Are BMW E30 easy to work on?

They are easy to work on, but half of that ease comes from the simplicity of the engine. That m54 is a really nice engine, but it is much more complex than an m20 because of all the electronics.

How much does it cost to fix a BMW E30?

If that's what you are aiming for then around $10,000 is probably a safe bet. My current E30 build is a heavily modified 1991 318is. I paid $4500 for the car and I've spend another $15,000 on it so far.

Is an E30 a good first car?

e30 is good for a first car, 2nd car, 3rd car....and so on. If you're not worried about your son killing himself, get a 325i, the early 318i's are dogs. A 90/91 318i is a fantastic choice for a first car.

Is a BMW E30 expensive to maintain?

They are pretty easy to work on and not overly expensive to maintain. Id recommend holding out for a good example thats been taken care of. The 6cyl cars have a timing belt which needs to be replaced ever 5yrs/60k miles and valve lash adjustments are done every 15k.

Is it worth buying a BMW E30?

E30s are great cars, great platforms, and great fun to drive, and this looks like a good one to buy. If you get it, make sure you check the fluids moderately often (I check mine once a week or so, and I've got a minor oil leak).

Can you daily a BMW E30?

Id take my E30 over most newer cars any day of the week. I definitely will say its much better if you can work on it yourself as they are twenty-some year old cars and most will need some attention. That said, they are damn reliable if you treat them right and are an absolute blast on backroads.

How much is a BMW E30 worth?

A: The average price of a BMW M3 - E30 is $58,506.

Is the BMW E30 reliable?

Keep up with the maintenance and an E30 will be the most reliable car you ever own. Start messing around with the best of Bavarian engineering and you will turn your car into a gremlin-infested hound.

Can you engine swap an E30?

Generally speaking, the best engines to swap into the E30 are the E36 M3 engines, S50B30 and S52B32. Both produce enough power to make the swap worthwhile.

Why is the BMW E30 so popular?

When first produced, the E30 only came with the option of two low horsepower motors, the 1.8 liter 4 cylinder M10 motor, and the 2.7 liter 6 cylinder M20b27 motor. ... A major reason why these cars are so popular aside from their fantastic engines, is that they can be modified into just about anything.

Is the E30 a JDM?

The legendary BMW E30 M3. ... Used E30 M3's can still be found in great condition in Japan and imported to your country with help from Japan Car Direct. While loosely based on the BMW E30 series, the E30 M3 is more a racing machine than a road car.

Is the BMW E30 a classic?

The E30 is most definitely a classic now, with prices to match. Ideally, you want a six-cylinder version and the 325i was the one everyone really wanted.

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