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      07-05-2012, 08:45 AM   #23
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Me too that is a damn nice car..
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      07-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #24
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I feel the same way about my E46 M3. I have plenty of opportunities to buy other cars, but since they don't make the E46 anymore and it's now a gone design, I'll keep it forever or until the wheels stop rolling, but since it's a BMW, time will probably run out first....
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such an awesome story. I live pretty close to this guy and recognize the roads he's on. What an awesome car.
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Passion and appreciation goes hand to hand. The real beauty of this car is in fact the way that it has been appreciated and preserved by its owner. I can say that it is a one lucky E30 to have a owner like that. I always felt like that is the point about cars, you can have them as a function for a while and drop or change when they fulfill the mission or you can make them yours and have a connection with them. I feel the same way for my 1M and I doubt that I will be selling it anytime soon, if ever. Afterall, I waited a car like this (simple and purposeful) from BMW for almost 10 years.
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      07-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #27
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when I was born I was taken home from the hospital it was in my dads black e30 sedan! they are sweet cars. enjoyed hearing his story
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      07-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #29
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      07-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #30
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I only got my e30 recently, but my god is that thing a blast to look at and drive. I often find myself taking the extra long route to my destination just to be in it a little bit longer.
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      07-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #31
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I'd pick that E30 over the F30 any day! The E30 has this timeless design and character that lives on, while the F30 is just another face in the crowd.
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Awesome video, the E30 is my fav car design.
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      07-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #33
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This exact model was my first BMW, an 87 325i, Dolphingrey.
The first BMW i ever drove, and i haven't looked back since!
I wish i had it today, because there's not many around anymore, a classic, who happens to give the owner a great ride as well.
Hopefully i can have another one in the future as well?
It's an icon!
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      07-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #34
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David, keep that dream alive. Long live the E30.
And you are right, once I drove a BMW, I never went back.
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      07-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #35
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Talking It's just a car...

... but it furnishes so much enjoyment !


I have seen this video before, but didn't know where to put this on the forum... there is no thread specifically for the E30...

Thanks for giving us the link OP!

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This is the type of car buyer I want to be, not the "drive it for 3 years and get a new one" type.

This guy truly values that car because it means something to him. That's how it should be.
I totally understand what you mean! people nowadays can't and dont want to go through that kind of commitment...



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"anybody who's driven a BMW will tell you, that, they won't go back....ya know...i mean you hear this often..."

So amazingly true.

Everyone that has driven (a properly maintained) one that was used to not driving one, has enjoyed the experience from what I've seen.
I have one and i didn't get my username out of randomness...



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As a 17 year old, I can only dream of owning an E30. But videos like this one inspire me to work on getting one on my own and then keeping it until one of us dies. Great vid!
Just like you, i grew up with E21 and E30s, and at your age, i was dreaming about the E36, i never realized my dream of buying a brand new E46, i had to skip the E90, but now i finally have made my dream come true of owing a brand new 3 series.... And in honor to my E30s i have driven in the past, my new 3 series had to be the F30!

I am glad, and very happy i still have both my E30, and E36!



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Love the e30
Just as simply as that !
Anyone who can honestly say that is a true car enthusiats.


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I'd pick that E30 over the F30 any day! The E30 has this timeless design and character that lives on, while the F30 is just another face in the crowd.
I can pick both of them
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      07-05-2012, 01:02 PM   #36
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Just like you, i grew up with E21 and E30s, and at your age, i was dreaming about the E36, i never realized my dream of buying a brand new E46, i had to skip the E90, but now i finally have made my dream come true of owing a brand new 3 series.... And in honor to my E30s i have driven in the past, my new 3 series had to be the F30!

I am glad, and very happy i still have both my E30, and E36!

Do you think that the F30 will become a legend, just like the E30 did?

I love the E30 because it is the first car I can remember to have entered.
In my head there is still the moment when I jumped onto the back-seats of my uncle's E30. Even the smell is still in my nose.


You can really be glad to own both (or three) of them wonderful cars!
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      07-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #37
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What a great video, I've watched it like 10 times already.
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      07-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #38
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What a great video, I've watched it like 10 times already.
Seriously I murdered the replay button. But wow i still can't get enough of your car! Its a wonderful story that i wish i could share to my kids some day. You and your relationship with your car are definitely things i want to strive to be like. A wonderful owner with an amazing car.
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Do you think that the F30 will become a legend, just like the E30 did?

I love the E30 because it is the first car I can remember to have entered.
In my head there is still the moment when I jumped onto the back-seats of my uncle's E30. Even the smell is still in my nose.


You can really be glad to own both (or three) of them wonderful cars!
No, the F30 will never be a legend like the E30!

That we can be sure...

I am still waiting for a true successor to the E30.
The 1 series is the closest right now... but BMW needs to do a E30 retro-design just like they did for the MINI!

I will bet that will set well ! and make it priced under $40K for the sport well equipped version. It can very well be the 328i N20!
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I admire the simplicity of the E30
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Nice life story!
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      07-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #42
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I also was 18 when I got my first, a 1987 325. It was new and I adored it. No car since has a similar soul but I am still driving BMW. Selling it was a mistake and I miss it greatly. I am planning on finding another to keep.
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      07-05-2012, 04:15 PM   #43
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Wow, what a great story. That car looks to be in great shape. The E30 is such a classic design.
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... but it furnishes so much enjoyment !


I have seen this video before, but didn't know where to put this on the forum... there is no thread specifically for the E30...

Thanks for giving us the link OP!


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Do you think that the F30 will become a legend, just like the E30 did?
The F30? Probably not, unless the F80 M3/4 does something drastically different than any other generation of 3-series. However, as Chris Harris pointed out in another thread, I think that the e46 ZHP and M3 will become collector's items and legends as one of the best of the "modern" BMWs.
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