ChrisTropea Associate Editor
1/18/23 9:26 a.m.

Why should you buy an E30-chassis BMW?

How about 5 reasons–all in less than 5 minutes–from Classic Motorsports Editorial Director David S. Wallens?

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rdstr New Reader
1/18/23 1:33 p.m.

e30 cars offer better build quality then the later cars (e36, e46 etc)

ddavidv UltimaDork
1/18/23 5:12 p.m.

Springs and sway bars turn it into an absolute handling beast you can drive easily at the limit. I loved mine.

Munchen Fan
Munchen Fan New Reader
1/19/23 8:42 p.m.

E30 is truly a great design for BMW. But the last of its type? Check out the varieties of the E82/88. Drive one. And then decide.

Tomwas1 New Reader
4/1/23 10:49 p.m.

I've owned seven e30s, great cars. Over a period of about 13 years I've had five convertibles and two coupes. First one I acquired was a one lady owner 87 325is coupe, an eta coupe and a great array of 325 verts... I hit a deer with one doing 65 mph on the interstate. Had it flatbedded home not realizing I actually could have driven it and did the next day.. Last I had was two years ago, a triple black one owner 5 sp with a factory hardtop.. They have a place in my heart but I appreciate the advanced redesign of the e36 and have had probably eight Or nine of them. Still driving a 96 328 sedan that I love and also a 99 528 msport sedan. Pic of the triple black car..

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/4/23 10:38 a.m.

In reply to Tomwas1 :

That looks good in black over black. 

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