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Compact executive cars catch the eye of many onlookers. These compact luxury-style vehicles provide sharp handling, fast acceleration, and sheer power for their counterpart – the driver. Most vehicles falling under this category are available in several body styles: cabriolet, coupe, saloon and estate. Among this class of cars stands one model that stands out against the competition – the BMW E30.
History of BMW E30
Released in 1982, this rear-wheel-drive machine was in production for ten years until 1992. However, BMW did continue to make the cabriolet (convertible) style E30 into 1993 and a touring model (a five-door estate style) into 1994. Inline four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol or diesel engines powered the BMW E30. Between all models of the E30 series, seven transmissions were available, four of which were manual, the other three, automatic. Additionally, an alternative to the rear-wheel-drive standard E30 series, BMW also manufactured an all-wheel drive 325iX.
Finding a Used BMW E30 in South Africa
Finding a used BMW E30 in South Africa challenges the average searcher since the vehicle is no longer manufactured by the company, instead being replaced by the E36 series. However, a secondhand BMW E30 for sale can be located in several areas of South Africa. Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape are just a few locations available to assist in your quest for your 'ultimate driving machine.'
Used BMW E30 in Gauteng
Searching for a used BMW E30 for sale in Gauteng, for instance, will provide a vast variety of results including the standard rear-wheel-drive E30 and the all-wheel-drive 325iX. When conducting your search for the E30, be prepared to discover that some sellers are only selling parts of the BMW E30. Some may have the doors, or even just the frame, for sale. This can be expected simply because the vehicle is no longer rolling off the production line. If restoration is your thing, consider searching for the individual parts you need in order to restore an old, secondhand BMW E30. Also keep in mind that once you have purchased a used BMW E30, replacing old parts that have worn out may become more and more difficult as time continues.
If this sharp, powerful, fast 'ultimate driving machine' is the completion of your heart's desire, don't give up hope. Owning a piece of BMW history can make even the most despairing search worth the wait once you have this rear-wheel E30 in hand.