Are E36 328is any good? I love the styling of them, but the price difference between them and the M3 is pretty big for me. What am I looking at when buying a used BMW like this anyway? Are they all as beat to shit as everyone says, and will it just fall apart on me once I get it if it hasn't already?
/o/ generally likes E36. Definitely look out for rust on skirts, chassis and wheel arches. Make sure the engine is in good condition, they're popular among boyracers with 0 car knowledge, especially in Eastern Europe. There's tons of BMW forums where you'll probably get better answers in terms of maintenance and shit. Keep in mind that where you live affects parts prices, I imagine them being cheap in Germany for example but a lot of people complain about very expensive maintenance.
In terms of driving, I can tell you for sure that even a 316 shitbox is amazingly fun to drive so I can only expect a 328 to be even better.
besides the interior (bad quality) you ll love it.I currently drive a 318i hardtop and i bought a 2.5 engine to swap it in (the 328 has the m52b28 but the m50b25 is better for turbo builds).go ahead,you will love it
I like mine. You can get an m3 bumper and lower it with some rims and make it look good. I'm sure a little supercharger with an intake and exhaust would also get a little more power out of it.
Nothing wrong with some new brakes, suspension, lightweight wheels, performance exhaust, lightweight battery, and some minor engine enhancements (air filters/cold air intakes/etc), and weight reduction surgery, right?
ruins the resale value and the way the car was meant to look and feel. These were never sports cars anyways. They were compact economy cars to go to meetings and pick your kids up from school ,and maybe overtake on the highway at a spirited pace.
vanos isn't a wear item. It's literally just a piston and a really high pitch helical gear. it never wears out.
>entire cooling system
you mean the water pump impeller
that's the early e46, not the e36