The ultimate driving machine. That is what BMW say about their car. On the other hand I tell it is absolutely true. Three years ago when I am looking for second hand car as for me to drive to work, BMW e30 does not come across my mind at all. Until when I met a friend who own a lovely Black color E30, at that time I think I had my decision on what cay to buy.
After trying the car, it has convinced me more to get one. So here I will tell a story about my own e30. I found my e30 at one of the used car dealer locally. It is also a black color e30. Eager to get one I agree to buy the car. Sometime in this kind of situation, people tend to forget and ignore many things. Despite of the good working engine and a very comfortable ride I get from my e30, I had missed something very important to look for when buying a 20 years old car, rusty body.
Unfortunately, the car I bought, have the rust disease. So most of the money I spent on this car is to build back all the body work and still working on it. On the other hand, the engine is in superb condition. For a 20 year old car, the technology they used back then is superb, a salute to the early German engineer.
Some people have a skeptical view on continental car in terms of maintenance and fuel consumptions. From my experience, its not the car is getting you high maintenance value and fuel consumption but it is the driver. If you know how to manage your car well, there should be no issue about it