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"The" (original) BMW M3

JohnnyRob Jan 7, 2007

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Cool or Uncool

  1. Sub Zero Hero

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  2. Cool

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  3. Uncool

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  4. seriously uncool

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  1. JohnnyRob

    JohnnyRob Remember

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    The E30 M3....

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    Seriously sub zero, IMO. BMW have not since come anywhere near the E30 M3.

    Whaddya reckon?
     
  2. rodenal

    rodenal Active Member

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    Definately sub zero, pics dont do them justice. When i first seen one in the flesh i was amazed that somethin so old could look quite so cool
     
  3. batwad

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    I remember having a Scalextric race set years ago that had an old school M3 and a Jaguar Le Mans car. The M3 was the better of the two and the way the four headlights illuminated was cool, especially with the curtains drawn :)

    The only BMW I've ever liked, the old school M3.
     
  4. DPM

    DPM Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

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    :yes:

    Good times!
     
  5. benw123

    benw123 Moderator

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    Definitely a performance icon, but successive M3s have improved greatly I reckon. The sad thing is all I remember about the E30 was it getting comprehensively wasted by the Sierra Cosworth in the final years of Touring Car racing when turbos were still allowed!
     
  6. VeeDub Geezer

    VeeDub Geezer Ex-20v Coupe Owner

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    The E30 is oh so sub-zero IMO.. the E36 and E46 are ok (The E46 CSL is one of the fastest cars ive ever been in on a public road) but theres something special about the E30..
     
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    E30 M3!! The original and the best! CSL next closest thing.
     
  8. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    weren't all the originals left hand drive?
     
  9. rodenal

    rodenal Active Member

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    I think so, never seen a RHD one
     
  10. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    S3Steve Active Member VCDS Map User

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    One of my favourite cars of all time, definately sub zero! If they didnt only come in left hand drive i would definately have one, ive come close to buying one of these in the past but the lhd has always stopped me. I used too love watching the E30's battle it out with the RS500's back in the glory days of touring car racing.
     
  12. Peloton

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    Happy days indeed.

    IMO they're still sub zero, one of the few old school that can still pull it off.
     
  13. smitch

    smitch Active Member

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    Sub zero.

    One of my mates used to have a dark blue ultra rare convertible one with cream leather, this was about 12 years ago when they were still top money.

    Before that he had a red coupe with Azev A rims on it, looked the nuts. One of the only after market rims that actually suit that car.

    I see an E30 Evo every day on the way to work with the number plate B3 EVO, cool as ****.
     
  14. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    Love these rims. They look good on old golfs aswell
     
  15. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    I had the Hartge 16" alloys for mt e30 320i the multi spoke looking ones. Deffo the best looking wheels that could be put on any e30.
     
  16. Rajiya_ne_Oudi

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    e30 m3 with deep dish borbet b or bbs wheels awesome
     
  17. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    The last `cool` BMW IMO
     
  18. ArmyA4

    ArmyA4 Crusing with the windows down!

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    Widen the fenders and put some deep dish BBSs **** would look delicious! Totally sub-zero
     
  19. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Seriously cool car. Newer BMW's are quicker and better but the E30 M3 is the only one that I would actually go and buy.

    [​IMG]

    Car porn :eyebrows:
     
  20. floyd 1.8 turbo

    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    Ive just done some body repair work on a E30 M3 convertible (the dreaded rust strikes again!) in dark graphite colour with cream leather interior. Not in bad condition considering it had done 314.000 miles!!! Not seen them in cab form before.. not as nice as normal though. Someone else we've done work for has got a 325i E30 cab with a 7 series V8 in it......mental!!!!!!
     
  21. Siena

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    Love them. I used to own an E30 M3 Cabrio, a 1990 model, in Macau Blue.

    The best handling RWD car I've ever owned and driven.
     
  22. james0808

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    :iagree:
     
  23. Jacko4130

    Jacko4130 Goodie Gum Drops

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    Best BMW of them all me thinks, different league to the newer stuff!!
     
  24. evocos

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    Wicked car, i had a white one 19 years ago when i was 19,and not many people knew what it was.Could have lots of fun in the wet,more than the e46 i had.
    Mine was also the 1st converted to right hand drive by hartge and had the plate on the dash saying00001.
    A guy got it new and sent it to hartge straight away at a cost of 7 grand so they told me.
    I sold it to a guy who raced them in the touring cars.The only downside was the battery compartment in the boot used to fill with water.
     
  25. 10blazin

    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    my most fave bmw classic is the m6 souch a badboy car id love one in black with chromed window trim and alloys there awesome

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    i love the old 630 csi awesome classic


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    this m3 is the finest ive seen

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    old m5 nice

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  26. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I can't for the life of me remember what this is, but I'm sure it's not an M5 is it?

    EDIT: 3.0 CSL?

     
  27. 10blazin

    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    i found it on some pics i can find it now i just looked he said it was and m5 maybe not..... i like it though
     
  28. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Seriously Sub-Zero!!

    Thats why they're still fetchin £10k to £30k now!!
     
  29. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Sub zero.
     
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    again definitley not cool, Pull up next to a girl and she will wonder what this 20+ year old heap of **** is!?
     
  31. HotboxDeluxe

    HotboxDeluxe automatic

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    So what some clueless bint thinks is important in your choice of car? Sad, very sad...:shrug:
     
  32. Nutkin

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    no Christian Scott-Thomas, for this is the rule of the cool wall :)
     
  33. Benny-coupe

    Benny-coupe New Member

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    Fair point but to be honest if i had one i really wouldnt care and i think even Jeremy himself would agree that the fun factor would make it sub-zero .
    Very aggresive looking car
     
  34. boggysv

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    Not an M3, but LHD means that we have to settle for the 325 over here. Here's one wide e30 and I would strangle kittens for it.

    I really really really need to get one of these before they all rust.
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    http://www.bmwclubmalaysia.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2489
     
  35. HotboxDeluxe

    HotboxDeluxe automatic

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    You do need one. I'm not just being a BMW-bummer-boy (I am, btw) but those old 325i's are so much fun. Bought 'em, thrashed 'em, wrecked 'em. The steering's a bit long-winded, but 200 turns lock-to-lock is all part of the experience :racer:

    Who's Christian-Scott Thomas? :happy: if I wanted a girly opinion on a car I'd be far more likely to ask someone like Sabine Schmitz...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvN_v4EilYk
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  36. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I'm all for impressing Kristen Scott Thomas, not too worried what her brother Christian thinks myself, but if thats your thing then you go for it :respekt:

    ;)
     
  37. Nutkin

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    Sir are you implying I enjoy a game of hide the piccalilli with a gentleman caller?

    :no:


    I just need to learnhow to spell :crying:
     
  38. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    She would definately get a portion, i like the little Vicki-BH squeals she makes when cornering hard or enjoying herself.... hehehe

    Watch the transit one to hear some.
     
  39. HotboxDeluxe

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    Hotness :happy: I love the look on her face when she's caning the M5...ooh beat me miss :eyebrows:
     
  40. thomand

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    So did I. A 86 320i, arctic blau with 16" Hartge. Looked awsome.
     

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