From digest.v6.n237 Tue Feb 18 19:43:39 1997
From: Anthony Le <anthony.le_at_wcom.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 16:38:02 -0600
Subject: Re: buying an 88 M3
The most important thing you can do is take the car to a good BMW dealer and have them do a pre-buy inspection and leakdown test. Cost is about $150 for both tests.
I did this this before I bought my car. I saved me at least $1K.
Common problems for the E30 M3:
Many say the E30 M3 is a sport car. I consider it an extremely good sport sedan. Still a really fun car, but I steped into the M3 coming out of a mid engined, rwd 2 seater, 7600 RPM redline go cart. My comments are somewhat biased.
>Help! I may buy a 1988 M3. I have never driven one and do not
know what to
>expect. How do they compare with other BMW's. I have a 325
(87) now that i
>don't like, its auto., kind of plain. I am a big fan of the 5 series
>having had 5 over the last 5 years. Please let me know what
the M3 will be
>like and what service things I should immediately have