I've owned a 1984 318i 5-speed since 1991 and still have it. Thought I might needs some parts from it if I bought another E30 so it's just being stored.
I also have, just purchased this week, a 1990 325i automatic convertible. I love the power and don't mind the automatic actually. I bought this one because the body was in decent shape (a few fixable dings but NO rust)... and in my price range. I know it will need a lot of TLC over the next year but I'm up for babying this car.
I knew I'd have to replace the radio and fix some of the electronics... in addition, when I accelerate at a low speed, I get a bit of a shudder below my seat for a few seconds. That said, if I really gun it when taking a corner, I hear a clunk... ACK... Anyway, if someone knows what that might be, I'd appreciate a heads up.
It also makes a bit of a fan whirring sound, like a propeller - faster when I'm going fast, slower when I'm going slow.
All that said, I'm taking it in soon to have that all looked at....
What I really want to know is why I get a random 3-beep warning type sound. And yes, it's random. Stopped or going, full tank or half or close to empty... no warning lights.
I've had the car for 4 days and I went for a long drive yesterday - about 300km... it happened three times during the drive. Just BEEP BEEP BEEP. Then nothing... I just want to know if this might be a niggly annoyance or something of importance.
I know it's sounds silly to ask for diagnosis online... but this might be a regular occurrence in these cars... I don't know. All the warning lights work.