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My BMW E30 318i
Purchased: 02/08/09, Sold 12/01/2011

We had been looking for a replacement for the Mondeo for a while. I wanted something bigger like a Mercedes E class or BMW 5 series, but Sarah had idea's for a smaller run-around. In the end we found a model we both liked - the BMW E30. We went to go and see an immaculate 325i sport, and we were both impressed by how much room there was in the back for a 2 door car, and it felt really well made. Unfortunately, good 325's aren't cheap, so we settled on a 318i as a daily driver.

We came across a white 1988 318i on Pistonheads with 76,000 miles on the clock with 2 owners from new. It was up in Nottingham, so we set off, had a look, and came back with it. It had been off the road since 2002 and sat on the owner's driveway.

Overall it was very clean, with just a patch on the lower valance which rust on all E30's. After a week the fuel pump started wining (probably as it had been sitting), so i replaced this with 2nd hand spare which made it much quieter.

BMW E30 318i

BMW E30 318i

BMW E30 318i Interior