Saturday, December 4, 2010

Weekend Quickies, December 4, 2010

1991 BMW 318i - The last E30 sedans were really great looking cars. They looked a little like a shrunken E28 5 Series.

This is a 318i. Don't confuse the 4 cylinder engine in this car with the one in the earlier E30 318. The earlier cars had BMWs M10 engine, whose original design dated back to 1961. The later 318 (like this one) has the DOHC 16-valve M42 engine, which was later used in the E36 and is a smooth, relatively powerful, indestructible engine.

This car looks great in red. It's a 5 speed with 122,000 miles on it.

Located in Washington, DC, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1983 Renault LeCar - As I've written before, I like LeCars.

Yes, they're slow (but you can get all sorts of aftermarket parts from Europe to change that) and they have a reputation for being unreliable (although the one that a girlfriend owned back in the 1980s was very reliable), but there is just something about them that makes them fun.

This LeCar has just 68,000 miles on it and, based on the seller's description, is in very good condition.

Located in Madras, OR, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1990 Audi 90 - The Audi 90 with quattro and the 20 valve I5 engine is, without a doubt, the old Audi I want to own. Audi just got it right with this car. It looks great, was well built, is fast and, with quattro, goes through the worst of what mother nature throws at us.

This is a well kept, high mileage 90. According to the seller, it has every Audi option, including a factory Audi roof rack, tow package and block heater.

Located in Spokane, WA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

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