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Old 03-29-2008, 03:14 PM   #1
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I just need a car to drive for 2 months until I can get my Summer project underway, and this one popped up on CL. He willl take $1000 for it:


http://sacramento.craigslist.org/car/616244016.html



I don't really know much about them other than they're torquey and pretty good on gas; and the fact that they're FR is a plus.


Basically, I wanna know if anybody here has anything to say about these cars and whatnot
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get only the 325i
not the 325e
not the no-letter 325

the difference is 1500 rpm to the redline and an additional 50 hp.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M20#M20B25
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Well I know that, but I guess I wanted to know more on a reliability standpoint. Besides changing the timing belt every 50k miles, are there any issues associated with it?
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Well I for one love E30's, any of them, although if it was my $ I too would wait for a 325i. Also if you want cheap and reliable try and get a 318, I know the 318is had the M42 with a timing chain that lasted forever, and the 318i had the M40, but the older 318 with the running boards had the M10, which was kind of crap.

Also I know that those timing belts can sometimes last a bit longer than 50k, but over 60k would probably not be that safe.

In any case, E30 FTW, I really want to buy one and strip it out, then beat the **** out of it.
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