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bmw general : i bought a e36/5 edition
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i don't like the wheels.
but i have an e36 in the same color. best color for the e36 2bh.
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>>14239856
If your American enjoy being slow even with mods. I'd buy an e36 to be honest if the engines weren't such garbage. Hell even the e36 m3's are a joke.
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Hello I like these cars. Especially eith AC schnitzel wheeled
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>>14239862
tell me about it. the m44 i got in this is built by a race shop in miami fl and is still incredibly slow
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>>14239861
>>14239872
thanks, theyre alutec replicas unfortunately
i also got a set of style 22's with the purchase
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has anyone here driven an e30 w/ 3L V8 M60B30 swap? how much do these weigh?

i wasn't looking for a BMW, but i came across this and i'm curious: http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/cto/5328902755.html

also what kind of price should this go for?
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>>14239862
American and European e36 are the same. Only the M3 is different.
And no the M50/2 isn't garbage.

Go be angry and autistic somewhere else, sperglord.
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>>14239900
style 20, 22, and 32 best oem wheels 2bh
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>>14239890
A close friend of mine is an e36 guy and I just about blew his doors off with a 175 hp foxbody and he has quite a bit of work put into the engine. So that puts thing into perspective. I personally love the e30's and e36's in every way, but it's a shame that you cant get any decent power out of them.
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>>14239982
Lol, bullshit.
Stock M20 makes 170 and is 600lbs lighter than even the lightest foxbody.
also
>highway pulls
>having a 175hp 4.2 liter engine and talking about having power
irony
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>>14239923
Probably ruined the handling, which is the prime reason for buying an E30 in the first place.
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>>14239982
if its a 318 i can understand but m52's should have as much trouble thats weird
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>>14239890
>M44 built by a race shop
Talk about flushing money down the toilet. M44s are worthless from a performance perspective, if you want to keep the 4 you swap in a built M42 with a turbo, otherwise an aluminum block M5X
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>>14239856
thinken about getting an e46, is the gas good?
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What's the best (used) BMW in the $7-10k class?
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>>14240022
The car crawled out of the smog era and still whooped an e36's ass stay mad.
>highway pulls
kek
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>>14240068
i agree, good thing i didnt pay for it!

>>14240087
its alright, my friend drives from tampa to orlando daily and gets high 20's

>>14240091
for what?
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>>14240113
>for what?
mostly city/highway driving
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>>14240140
anything specific? wagon or coupe/aut or man/ quick or good mpg/ etc?
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>>14240108
Probably was a 320i or 318is
try to race a 323i, 325i or 328i
the 328 can be decently quick with cheap mods and weight reduction, you can get about 6 secs 0-60 and a low-14 sec 1/4 mile easily
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>dont have a heated garage
>have a garage but its filled with shit
>auto transmission starts going bad on my 540i. might just need a fluid change or might need a whole new tranny, don't know
>buy a 5000watt electric garage heater
>it doesn't heat for shit
>need to clear out and enclose a section of the 2.5 car garage so it traps heat effectively

oh the joys of new england living
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>>14240150
manual, with some power. rest is not that important. just want a good, solid car
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>>14240177
can you afford maintenance?
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>>14239856
wow, your car is identical to my mates, same paint same wheels mpackage compact. Is that a 318ti?
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>>14240183
yeah, i make more than average
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>>14240188
yep
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>>14240198
can you afford $1500 a year on average?
some would say that number is high but it's an upper ballpark, if you cant comfortably part with 1500 a year to keep it in good shape, you probably shouldn't get it,,,
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What up senpai
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>>14239862
Yeah the euro motors would have been great to get in the M3, but at least the motor has cheaper parts, responds well to forced induction and we got the rest of the car with out compromise (diff excluded).
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>>14240198
e90's are pretty good cars and are quite modern for their age. a 328i is pretty easily in your price range.

if you dont mind a slightly older car you could get a VERY nice e46 330i, or an e39 540i but maintenance will be more expensive because of the v8 but the e39 chassis is one of the most solid bmw chassis ever.

anyone else want to chime in?
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>>14240214
give me the mini and no one gets hurt
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>>14240242
>>14240214
put the mini in your trunk so no one steals it
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>>14240210
Yes, easily.
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>>14240091
E36M3 with a good maintenance history and body reinforcements welded in.

Yeah the interior will fall apart but just glue it back together once with actual glue and it wont be a problem again (they used environmentally safe glue originally).

The car will be your best friend. Great place to be in a traffic jam, on a twisty road, picking up a woman, driving the interstate.
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>>14240248
this is also assuming you do all the repairs and maintenance DIY...
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>>14240252
actually not a bad suggestion, expect mad hecticz maintenance cost and got forbid you need an engine
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>>14240254
exaggerating. Stop making it sound like a fucking 5 year old BMW is gonna shit its pants in the middle of the street
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>>14240242
>>14240247
A friend of mine sorry
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Proud owner for 6 years.

I have spent about 10 grand in repairs yeah but goddamn this car is fun to drive.

In all seasons it has gotten me where I need to go. She is now retired to weekends only, but she's still more important to me then my gf.
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>>14240262
i own two actually, and it's fine for me i just tell people upfront it's going to suck sometimes and to take care of their shit, just to weed out those that are on the fence and may end up neglecting their car and joining the throngs of people whining about bmw reliability
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>>14240273
fair enough
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>>14240233
Found a 320i, around $8k

9000 miles

What do you think?
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>>14240169
Nope 4 door 325i. Has loads of work done on the suspension, motor, transmission etc. I'm just stock running a 3.73 in the rear which helps quite a bit actually.
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>>14240325
link?
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What is a good beginner bmw
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>>14240347
http://www.blocket.se/stockholm/BMW_320_I_SV_SALD_1_agare_15200MIL_64771019.htm?ca=11&w=1

it's in swedish though
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>>14240335
>Nope 4 door 325i. Has loads of work done on the suspension, motor, transmission etc. I'm just stock running a 3.73 in the rear which helps quite a bit actually.
Then you're lying. A stock E36 325i wouldn't lose to a 175hp fox body let alone one with "loads of work done"
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>>14240364
keep in mind that the 320 will have low trim options but that thing is in absolutely amazing condition
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>>14240367
>implying I give a shit enough to lie
Kek he had the same arrogant NO WAY BRAH attitude until that day. I know reality is hard for beemer fags to handle though, so it's okay anon stay mad.
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>>14240407
>get called on your bullshit
>hur dur u mad bmw fanboy

top lel

A fox body mustang weighs about the same as an E36 and the E36 has 189hp vs the mustang's 175. You're talking shit. E36 is the WORST generation of bmw 3 series by far, and you're trying to brag about beating one, it's pretty sad really.
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>>14240405
i wasn't planning on trimming it anyways

think i should go for it?
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>>14240445
whats the asking price? i have no clue what the fuck im reading
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>>14240454
$6923,66 exactly
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>>14240091
Depends on what you want.

An E39 540i 6speed is in that range too and although they're heavy cars they're fun.

Alternatively you could probably cop a Nice e46 330i as well, as well as the M3 e36 as someone has mentioned before.
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>>14240422
>resorts to bench racing
This is amusing. I said the e36 was slow and threw some supporting evidence out there to back that up. You shitters got all ass blasted and threw every excuse at the book at me.
>IT MUST HAVE BEEN A 323
>YOU'RE LYING
>MUH 14 HP
>IT'S THE WORST GENERATION BY FAR
Talk about sad this is pathetic.
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>>14240472
take everything a stranger tells you on the internet with a grain of salt, but if you like the car most definitely. i couldnt find a better example here in the states if i tried.
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is it just me or does the e38 have the best front end of any bmw ever made?
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>>14240498
Its a good second
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>>14240486
in*
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>>14240486
>all anon r same
>getting full on mad because irrefutable facts are making your bullshit story obvious
Are you really going to try this? Multiple people are telling you you're full of shit. Your "175hp" mustang didn't beat a car that had 189hp stock and "loads of work to the engine" you dumb ricer shit.
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>>14240498
>>14240512
is this a joke? (e24 is a close second imo)
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>>14240486
A stock 325i does 0-60 in 7.7 seconds and a 1/4 mile in about 15.8. The 175hp SVO does a 0-60 in about 9 secs.
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>>14240524
all I can say is Reading comprehension bud.
>facts
>you mean excuses and then HP bench racing.
>you dumb ricer shit
Top kek. How mad are you right know? You're the one throwing insults around and acting like a butthurt fanboy.
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>>14240542
oh yikes, didn't realize the 325 was that slow
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Gonna DUMP my bmws photos, haven't been on /o/ for two years
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>>14240542
>comparing a smog era lima against anything
You're using a shit turbo 4 cylinder as a substitute for my car in your comparison. You're not even trying anymore are you?
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>>14240579
SHOOTIN IN FILM BITCH
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>>14240583
My e21 on the right
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>>14240587
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/bmwg/ should i get an autotragic Z3 that was owned by some old fart and babied for cheap and swap a manual into it?
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>>14240596
no longer in film, no longer my photo
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>>14240602
>auto z3
jesus god no.

>swap it
only if you experienced and can find a fitting trans soon or else you'll have parts or the car sitting
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>>14240621
i'd DD it around until the swap of course, and the swap is well documented
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>>14240582
i'm not the other person and I was talking about the 1991 E36 325i with the n/a inline six (192hp/189bhp) you idiot.
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>>14240582
The funny thing is he's wrong about the SVO's 0-60 time which was 8s, but the funny thing is the early 175hp SVO is faster than your shitty 83/84 5.0.
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>>14240648
yep, i read it in some article that the svos acceleration is "about 9 seconds" but 0-60times states a 7.8 sec 0-60. So its about as quick as the 325i, but if the e36 has been modded the mustang would not keep up.
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>>14240602
no, theres more to it than just finding a transmission. theres also behind the scenes electrical work that you cant do without bmw programming equipment
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>>14240681
i am well aware, but that's just following the guide as it what wires go where and what modules to disable/rewrite in PAsoft or whatever
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>>14240038
Not necessarily. The M60 engine is all aluminium and weights about the same fully dressed as the iron block M20 I6 offered for the E30s. It's also two cylinders shorter allowing it to sit further back.
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Where do I find a maf screen for a stock airbox S54 motor?
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>>14240673
>>14240648
SVO's were faster than the GT because of the final drive ratio. I'm not using the stock gearing, nice try though better luck next time shitters. It's amazing how butthurt you faggots are.
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>>14240763
You're the one with a made up story bragging about beating an E36 here, and we're the butthurt ones? Seems you're enormously asshurt that your precious mustang is as slow as a new corolla.
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I am looking at getting a 540i very soon. Other than water pump/radiator and timing chain guides, what else should i look out for when buying the vehicle?
I am planning on doing my own maintenance and getting the Bentley manual as soon as i get the car.
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>>14240794
>no u
kek I think my work here is done.
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>>14240806
tires being uneven wear. Be sure to check the car out in the day, ask to meet the owner when the car will be able to cold start

you've got the main things tho cooling/timing is for every bmw
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>>14240806

When I bought my M3, I took note on how it looked, how it pulled, and how it handled.

I DIY everything and nothing else mattered. Got much more car than I expected too. I trust it as much as my Acura. Enough to daily and put 800 miles a week on her.
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118i thoughts?
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>>14240917
*2014
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Just bought my first bimmer. 2011 335i. So far ive added a JB4 and im shopping for wheels, i was thinking about the 343m Style, still on the fence about it tough
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my e39
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>>14240407
It's just a fact. Your shitty foxbody couldn't beat an M52.. especially not one with M3 cams and a tune.

You're talking out of your ass even with 3.70 gears you couldn't beat a 325 and certainly not a 328 or an M3, especially if any of them had the 3.91 LSD.

They make more power and they weigh less. You're talking about straight line highway pull bullshit which is the only place bench racing matters. I highly doubt you could even pull a 3.91 M20 e30.

the 4.2 ford is a literal turd.
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E46 coupe guy checking in
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>>14241107
Kek you still mad shitter? The 4.2 stopped in the end of 81 idiot. Nice try though better luck next time.
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This little rear spoiler appears to held on with double sided adhesive and it's pulling away from the trunk lid on both sides now. What adhesive would I need to re-secure it? It'd need to be pretty heavy duty...
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>>14240528
>>14240512
>>14240498
I honestly prefer the E32 and E34 above all else. It was the last BMW to have that classic front end but the body was nice and modern. It also had one of the last good interiors.
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>>14241042
gorgeous

>>14242353
i will say that the e34 interiors are pretty top notch
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M50B25 swap and an lsd from an E30, then you have a really fun car
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>>14239982
>but it's a shame that you cant get any decent power out of them

So are you telling me this is not real power? from an 2.5L I6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZEwoTq4swI
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Any fellow S54 owners in here?
Only had it a week and I'm in love.
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>>14245571
The e30 M3 is a four banger dude
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Might aswell post here with my e28 love this car sorry phone always posts images sideways
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Is picking up a e36 touring/wagon while im in Poland during the summer and bringing it back to Canada with me worth it?
I really really love the body style and it was never sold here.
I do all my own maintenance and I help out with my Granduncles garage often so I don't think ill have a upkeep problem.
my budget for one is 2.5k for the car, and another 2.5k for getting it here.

What do you guys think?
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My 1983 528e. It's crazy slow but I love her so much
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should i get a 2.8l Z3 and do the m50 intake manifold + s52 camshafts (puts it up to 250hp from the stock 193) or just get a 3.0l z3 (230hp stock)?

i'm a little leery about the 3.0 since that was like the first years of the m54b30

are these things about e36-tier in terms of reliability and ease of repairs?

what should i look to spend on a decent example? i don't want perfection, i can fix stuff
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I wanna buy a e36, is there any specific red flags I should look for with these? what am I most likely going to be replacing etc?
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>>14239856
>BMW
>oil thermostat
>alternator bracket gasket

BMW has got to have the stupidest engineering of any company I've ever seen. I'm replacing said gasket on an X5 now ant it's utter bullshit. I want to shoot the engineer that designed such a stupid thing.
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My 1996 e36 convertible
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>>14247150
No red flags. You will probably be replacing a leaking cooling hose or something else associated with the cooling system. Check for creamy coffe coloured substance under the oil cap upon buying/inspecting the car. If there is any, it means the head gasket is fucked. Thats pretty much it, the rest you can fix for cheap.
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>>14246253
Yes!!!!!!
e30 wagons go for over 10k USD and e36 wagons would go for probably more. Super rare, super cool.
>>14247122
Why not just buy an M Roadster with an S52? Unless you are looking at high mileage Z3s an M won't be much more money and will hold its resale forever? Also you aren't getting over 250hp flywheel with the 2.8 that is just silly. You actually think that motor will make more than a 3.2L S50 with an S50 intake manifold and S50 camshafts? Ditto for the S52? Negatory batman. Not happening.
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>>14247122
nothing wrong with the early m54b30s. But the 2.8 can be upgraded more easily
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With the arrival of 2 kids, I need a sedan that can also be fun to drive both on and off the track.

I was looking at the M3. Thoughts? I test drove an M2 and an M3 and loved the both, but the M2 simply does not have enough room.
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>>14247475
the f80 m3 is still the best sports sedan that you can buy according to almost all reviewers so go for it
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>>14247475
Do you mean M4? The M2 isn't released yet. If you can afford it go for the M3. Car is simply amazing. There is nothing else I'd buy if I could have the money. In a few years I hope to get an M2, maybe an M1 next year but the used prices on those are still nuts.
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>>14247507
I have mixed feelings about the 1m. It looks neat and is great to drive but it doesnt have a proper M engine and is very overpriced just because it is rare. However there isnt much to choose from sporty BMWs in that price range..
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>>14247507
It was one of the M cars, I don't remember. I thought it was the M3 but I could be wrong. I've had awful sleep for the past 3 weeks since my kids were born.
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>>14247466
a decent 2.8 can be had for like 6k
even the most beat-on m roadsters are 15k+ where I live
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>>14247563
Odd, a pristine one and a good condition one with 40-60k just sold for 12,500 here and the car market is rough. Check out mroadsterbuyersguide.com
>>14247541
I absolutely agree. I don't know if I can get past the engine either. If its price was more reasonable I'd pick one up but they are not worth 50k. Kinda hoping the new M2 knocks down the price of the 1M. Well see. I'm pretty happy with my M roadster as is. Shame BMW didn't make an M of the new model.
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328is in dark condensation frosty blue

dank or not dank
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>>14247872
>not even knowing the color of your car
I thought africans drove dodge chargers?
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One of these days I have to get a hardtop and and get rid of the wrap. Every time I leave it out in the cold frost harden on the canvas,
>>14247437
AYYYYY
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>>14248041
Also please don't mind the drunk posting and this is interesting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT5v6CrGStg
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>>14242353
it aged beautifully too. i agree on the front end, the others with the same front end had really boxy and square body shapes.

>>14246253
definitely! E36 tourings are incredibly rare outside europe, i've seen some go for as much as an E36 M3 in my country.
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