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      11-21-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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E30 M3 experience

I found this channel on youtube which I want to share with this forum, I much enjoyed listening to the passionate owners and the good cinematography, I am curious as well if anyone on this forum has driven an E30 M3 and care to comment on the experience.

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That was a wonderful video
My wife's car is an '88 E30 SuperETA 4dr and although I drive an E90 I prefer to drive her car.
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I owned an 88 M3. After the car was destroyed in an accident I had mixed feelings parting with it. From the first drive home, actually, I had mixed feelings: the car was underpowered, extremely gutless below 4500 rpm, brakes were mediocre, the steering was blah and so on. After a year I upgraded the suspension to bilstein and lowering springs, camber plates, engine rebuild, front end rebuild etc. It was more fun but still a bit of a let down. That semi-trailing rear suspension was dodgy at best! On several occasions, while driving on the QEW the rear end would step out due to road imperfections (similarly same problem on my 95 318ti with semi-trailing suspension).

The only thing I miss about that car is the raw mechanical experience. This thing made a ton of mechanical sounds, it was an extremely visceral experience. I really miss the intake roar and exhaust note, easily the best part about the car. But I have similar experiences with my vintage motorcycles: they are very buzzy and mechanical and extremely visceral, but I get far more out of driving a new motorcycle. My e90 can do things that e30 never could, better and safer.
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      01-04-2014, 03:00 PM   #4
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great post allyourbasearebelongtonik, I think you touched on all the critical points when it comes to buying a car on nostalgic bases; often Safety, performance, handling take a back seat. although the last two points can be improved, safety will be always much behind today's technology.

Thank you again for sharing your feedback.




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I owned an 88 M3. After the car was destroyed in an accident I had mixed feelings parting with it. From the first drive home, actually, I had mixed feelings: the car was underpowered, extremely gutless below 4500 rpm, brakes were mediocre, the steering was blah and so on. After a year I upgraded the suspension to bilstein and lowering springs, camber plates, engine rebuild, front end rebuild etc. It was more fun but still a bit of a let down. That semi-trailing rear suspension was dodgy at best! On several occasions, while driving on the QEW the rear end would step out due to road imperfections (similarly same problem on my 95 318ti with semi-trailing suspension).

The only thing I miss about that car is the raw mechanical experience. This thing made a ton of mechanical sounds, it was an extremely visceral experience. I really miss the intake roar and exhaust note, easily the best part about the car. But I have similar experiences with my vintage motorcycles: they are very buzzy and mechanical and extremely visceral, but I get far more out of driving a new motorcycle. My e90 can do things that e30 never could, better and safer.
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