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chapel

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PostSubject: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:39 am

Somehow, my friend decided to just sell the Volvo he was going to lend me... so that sucked.
Another friend offered to lend me his Mercedes (all rusted, but mechanically sound) but his truck ended up being in the shop indefinitely.
I started getting to the point where I needed a car. I reached out to my dad. He said I could borrow his Jeep and the next day his brake lines failed...

So, I figured this was a sign and I started looking to buy a car and hope that the stars will align and I'll be able to afford repairs to the house later in the year next year
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spotless engine

clean interior

wrong rear springs (from what we can tell)
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:42 am

Crazy how cheap e36's are now, this one looks clean!
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:44 am

96Brougham wrote:
Crazy how cheap e36's are now, this one looks clean!

$3200. I stole this thing. It was cheaper than some beat up E30s I was looking at!
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:13 pm

Nice score. :-)

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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:03 pm

Nice license plate. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:06 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Nice license plate. LOL

previous owners unfortunately
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:23 pm

Lol @ the plate nonetheless.

I can only assume those are road course/drifting cones in the back from the looks of the inventory there lol.

[/cool story bruh]
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:28 pm

chapel wrote:
$3200. I stole this thing. It was cheaper than some beat up E30s I was looking at!

Too bad you didn't pick up Crovo's E30. Instead of the Volvo falling through, you could have fallen through the BMW.
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:00 pm

I love how that guy bought his car for dirt then tried to sell it for gold.

screw that guy
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:16 pm

What are parts/maintenance costs like on those cars? My folks used to have a 735i. Expensive!
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:50 am

Bull wrote:
What are parts/maintenance costs like on those cars? My folks used to have a 735i. Expensive!

they're pretty DIY. not a lot of systems to fail engine wise. The biggest issue is suspension and subframe bushings. There's a lot of them and the car gets a bit sloppy when they fail. a few are easy to replace. a bunch aren't (namely the rear subframe and rear trailing arm bushings)

transmissions are stout

some early ones suffer from rust/rot

Cooling systems can be problematic if still maintaining the plastic water pump.
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PostSubject: Re: So, the Volvo fell through   Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:04 pm

E36'er FTW!

Nice pickup as that is a great car to beat around in and if you feel like it, they can be stepped on pretty hard. They can withstand horrifying levels of abuse, too. Smile
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