In recent years, the first BMW M3 has become slightly more known for its ability to rival air-cooled Porsche prices at online auctions than for its driving prowess. The truth is the E30 M3 is excellent to drive, but its high-revving four-cylinder engine isn’t for everyone. Here’s what you should do instead of shoving…
The E30 BMW 3 Series is probably the go-to Craigslist car for people looking for something fun that’s also easy to work on and easy to modify. This also makes it difficult to find a car that’s still stock, but if you did, here’s how much power you can expect it to make.
Now’s the time to snap up a classic BMW E30s while you still have the chance. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 325is looks pretty swell in its Zender effects, but will that make its price extra chancy?
Over the past few years, we’ve seen the prices of the first BMW M3 rise to ridiculous, nearly air-cooled Porsche 911 levels. I’ve had the privilege of driving one, and it’s indeed very good, but I often wonder if it’s really worth those insane asking prices. Here is an E30 that is worth selling your kids’ organs for:…
The E30 generation of BMW 3 Series is a great car. Overrated? Yeah, probably. But they’re fun and iconic enough that it’s now incredibly hard to find one that isn’t rusted, modded, stanced, engine-swapped, raced, beaten to death or some combination of those things. We did find one, and if you want it, it’ll cost you a…
One of my beefs with car culture—parts of it, at least, not all of it—is the way it emphasizes the biggest and the best. Especially in America, where horsepower and quarter mile times are king. Everything has to be SS or M or AMG or V, top shelf, for it to be any good. This is the wrong way to think.
Perhaps it’s lack of discipline, or lack of taste, or lack of culture, or lack of understanding, or even lack of respect, but out of a field of over a hundred cars, the best damn thing about my Saturday afternoon at the fifth Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance was an E30 M3.
Admit it: you’ve done this at least once. Curiosity on Craigslist has led you to search for one of the internet’s most loved—some would say overhyped—used cars, the E30 BMW 3 Series from the 1980s and early ‘90s. And then you found a truly beautiful one. And then you saw that one letter at the end of its numerical…
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe E30 M3 needs some lovin.’ That’s because it’s had four owners and 190,000 miles in its past, and it shows it. Let’s see if this worn-in classic has a price that you could love as well.
Why yes, I have spent hours each day ogling that giant gallery of BMW M3s we posted earlier this week. Don’t judge me. But it’s also got me wondering this: just how cheaply could one pick up an E30 M3 if they wanted?
After more delays than the Elio Three Wheeler and the mid-engine Corvette put together, singer and obsessive car nerd Frank Ocean is finally—finally!—back with some new music. Endless dropped Thursday night, and it’s a “visual album” released through Apple Music. Fine, whatever. But the first song I’ve heard is solid,…
Summer is coming, and although today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe BMW convertible needs a new steering rack, you’ll have plenty of time to replace it before it’s sun’s-out, buns-out time. Let’s see if its price means it’s the real daylight savings time.
It’s summer somewhere.
The BMW E30 M3 is spoken about in hushed (and not so hushed if you’re around Bill Caswell) tones throughout the automotive landscape. But why is it so revered? We decided to find out.
The M3 convertible is sort of an odd-duck; people either love them or hate them. You either revel in their open-top goodness or rail against the excess weight and reduced stability. For those of you in the first camp, now is your chance to get an original E30 M3 and an E93 M3 in one shot.
This weekend, I was racing a Spec E30 at Lime Rock park in a two-day, 10 hour endurance race. It may have taken me an hour, but I was able to find the wall. Here's how it happened.
When it was new, the BMW E30 3-Series was the whip of choice for yuppie-types everywhere. These days it has a different demographic: track day dudes and enthusiasts looking for a cheap, fun, easily-fixable and practical rear-drive performance car. Regular Car Reviews ponders if the E30 deserves its good reputation.
The first thing you learn is that the nerves before getting back into a race car for the first time in a while are nearly enough to make you taste your breakfast twice. The second taste will be far less delicious.