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E36 BMW M3... or keep my car.

Been tossing around the idea of selling my 3 and buying a 97-98-99 E36 BMW M3

I need to drive one again before I make and serious decisions, but Last time I drove one, it felt like it was built to be a REAL driver's car. Where as I've started to realise that aside from the 3's suspension it's just a plain ol' econobox.

Thoughts?
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Re: E36 BMW 328is... or keep my car.

Keep the 3 and upgrade the suspension for far less then a late 90's BMW 3 series with loads of miles on it!
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Re: E36 BMW 328is... or keep my car.

... I said aside from the 3's suspension...

I.E. The only part of the 3 that is built for performance is the suspension
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Re: E36 BMW 328is... or keep my car.

Yes, I fail reading comprehension 101, my apologies sir.

Well you could still upgrade exhaust(turbo back, fuck CBE)/intake and of course the Cobb AccessPort when it comes out. That would be tits and a lot less ecnobox.
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Re: E36 BMW 328is... or keep my car.

my friend has an E36 check his vids....

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=136206420

he also has videos of him auto crossin his M5 its sick he smokes the tires hardcore
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Re: E36 BMW 328is... or keep my car.

expect a LOT higher maintenance costs, as not only is it a BMW instead of a mazda, its an OLD BMW.

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Re: E36 BMW 328is... or keep my car.

[quote author=rubyred3 link=topic=84373.msg1588863#msg1588863 date=1185478578]
expect a LOT higher maintenance costs, as not only is it a BMW instead of a mazda, its an OLD BMW.
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You pay for is my theory anymore.

and gru, I have a 3s, not a speed3.
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Re: E36 BMW 328is... or keep my car.

Get the BMW
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Re: E36 BMW 328is... or keep my car.

So long as you don't mind the higher maitenance costs and the fact that you are probably going to get less gas milage (unless you own one of the sad 3s that gets the terrible milage (IE the 14-22mpg that a few people are getting). Also more likely things will break (bimmers are built pretty well, but with 8-10 years on the car, it is old), you are buying a car which is almost deffinitely going to have more milage on it then the car you are getting rid of.

Lastly modifications are more expensive on the BMW then on the 3.

Basically so long as none of that bothers you then why not get the Bimmer. I personally would not want to live with all of that.
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