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328IScreamer
01-13-2009, 11:17 PM
Some of you may have see the thread "you know you drive an e36 when" thread, I got a laugh out of it so I decided to start an e36 version

you know you drive an e36 when passengers in the rear take a few mins to figure out where the seat belts are

you know you drive an e36 when front passengers can't find the window switch

you know you drive an e36 when you get extremely annoyed by dead pixels in the obc


you know you drive an e36 when you can pick out every single mod on other e36's and judge them against your own

INFAMOU$
01-13-2009, 11:25 PM
You know you drive an e36 when you have to replace your valve cover gasket every 50k
You know you drive an e36 when your ignition spins randomly and won't start the car
You know you drive an e36 when your glove box sags like an old lady's chest
You know you drive an e36 when you have your own version of a Christmas tree in your cluster
You know you drive an e36 when your shifter is sloppier than that girl you remember from high school
You know you drive an e36 when you do every mod possible to make it look like an m3 but freak when others put ///M badges on an non-M car
You know you drive an e36 when you have come up with stereotypes for yourself in a thread such as this one.

BmW1819
01-13-2009, 11:25 PM
lol agreed everyone who sits in the back seat

maroli
01-13-2009, 11:28 PM
you know you drive an e36 when the car was a 3 series built between 92 and 98

craz azn
01-13-2009, 11:32 PM
You know you own/drive an e36 when your rear floor decides to tear out *shiner*

craigIS
01-13-2009, 11:32 PM
i dont know if any of you have got this before, but heres mine...

you know you drive an e36 when ppl tell say that you have a nice civic

e30_kid89
01-13-2009, 11:34 PM
You know you drive an e36 when your vanos unit sounds like pebbles in a tincan:D

JunzieB
01-14-2009, 11:24 AM
You know you drive an E36 when your engine fan automatically goes into self destruct mode.*shiner*

Ps. Shouldn't this be in the E36 section?:P

JunzieB
01-14-2009, 11:27 AM
You know you drive an E36 when your OBC says "brake light circuit failure" even though your brake lights work.*mumble*

Manimillion
01-14-2009, 11:39 AM
You know you drive an E36 when you have to stock up on window regulator bushings.

Ant118
01-14-2009, 01:23 PM
^^ lol

you know you own a E36 when you have a squeeky steering wheel

three28
01-14-2009, 01:43 PM
^^^^ yes!!!

three28
01-14-2009, 01:47 PM
you know you drive an e36 when your cupholders are broken
you know you drive an e36 when your friends say "nice bimmer, how old is it?"

MiroE36
01-14-2009, 01:55 PM
you know you drive an E36 when you use the windshield wiper fluid two times and it says low level on the OBD

you know you drive an E36 when your girlfriend says thats not a bmw

you know you drive an E36 when you go to the gas station and wish you could fill up with 87 Oct. cuz it's so much cheaper

you know you drive an E36 when an E30 and E46 smoke you down the line

MiroE36
01-14-2009, 01:56 PM
you know you drive an E36 when you friends open the glovebox to use the cupholders

TNation
01-14-2009, 02:29 PM
you know you drive an E36 when you find yourself driving a moneypit.

sorry i had too!

spoony_prelude
01-14-2009, 02:44 PM
you know you drive an e36 when your friends list includes the guys at DDM And UUC Motorwerkes.

you know you drive an e36 when youd rather build a M3 rather then buy one.

you know you drive an e36 when Tom from highline is on your speed dial!

you know you drive an e36 when the word Vader has nothing to do with starwars!

you know you drive an e36 when you can tell the model by its exhaust.

... thats all for now

Jay

Gamite
01-14-2009, 03:10 PM
... when you drive through a car wash and your ECU Craps out...

INFAMOU$
01-14-2009, 03:11 PM
you know you drive an e36 when the word Vaders has nothing to do with starwars!



Good one!

propr'one
01-14-2009, 03:21 PM
You know you drive an e36 when you have at least one check engine/OBC code fault you know is wrong. (Usually coolant level low)

You know you drive an e36 when you've spent a whole day modding your car, and ended up taking everything you put on off because it didn't work/look good.

you know you drive an NA market e36 M3 when when you cringe reading reports about "Best car ever" knowing that the biggest selling point of that car is a motor you dont have.

i'll think of more.

ImolaZHP
01-14-2009, 03:23 PM
I've never owned an e36...but this is from what i noticed everytime i see one.

You know you drive an e36 when you have at least one tail light out

TNation
01-14-2009, 03:23 PM
... when you drive through a car wash and your ECU Craps out...

AHAHHAAH so true

propr'one
01-14-2009, 03:24 PM
I've never owned an e36...but this is from what i noticed everytime i see one.

You know you drive an e36 when you have at least one tail light out

not anymore!!:D

I have a permanant fix for that, i'll probably do a writeup soon.

JunzieB
01-14-2009, 03:34 PM
you know you drive an NA market e36 M3 when when you cringe reading reports about "Best car ever" knowing that the biggest selling point of that car is a motor you dont have.

LMFAO!!! So true, I think that's the main reason why i don't want an E36 M3, i'd go straight to the E46.:P

Unless someone gets me a S50B32 motor.:D

GTA_G20
01-14-2009, 03:35 PM
You know you drive an e36 when you go to the drive thru and have to open your door because your window doesnt roll down

You know you drive an e36 when you get your food and drink from the drive through and put the food on the passenger seat because you have to drive with the cup between your legs

You know you drive an e36 when weight reduction is your best friend in the summer and you're worst enemy in the winter!

noodles101
01-14-2009, 04:21 PM
you know you drive an e36 when your friends cant find the door lever in the back seat and have to turn on the interior light so they can get out ( at night)

yaa and examining wat model it is by the exhaust tip haha athats so true

INFAMOU$
01-14-2009, 04:51 PM
you know you drive an e36 when your friends cant find the door lever in the back seat and have to turn on the interior light so they can get out ( at night)

yaa and examining wat model it is by the exhaust tip haha athats so true

What e36 has a switch to turn on the interior light from the back seat???

noodles101
01-14-2009, 05:06 PM
no the middle button taht lights up the whole thing..front..and rear..LLol

e24_635csi
01-14-2009, 05:30 PM
you know you drive an e36 coupe when you cant open the doors in the winter

1BADBMR
01-14-2009, 05:42 PM
You know you drive an E36 when your sunroof is not made out of glass*mumble*

GTA_G20
01-14-2009, 05:55 PM
no the middle button taht lights up the whole thing..front..and rear..LLol

What year e36 is this and where is this button located?

noodles101
01-14-2009, 05:59 PM
its the middle button of the 3 light buttons where ur sunroof button is
mines 96 328i
thers 1 button for the whole inteiror light to go on and theres 2 map light buttons
1 for driver 1 for pasenger..
arnet all e36s like this? my buddyes 94 325is is exact same as mine

328IScreamer
01-14-2009, 06:34 PM
in mine you can turn on the interior lights from switches in the back to

Trouble65
01-14-2009, 08:41 PM
Boy you guys have lots of problem with your cars..




LOL

GTA_G20
01-14-2009, 08:42 PM
Boy you guys have lots of problem with your cars..




LOL

Own one, you'll understand!

propr'one
01-14-2009, 10:31 PM
^^i think darko has 3.

5style
01-14-2009, 10:32 PM
you know you drive a e36 when you try to close your windows, they go up half way then down then up then down then up then...

JazzM
01-14-2009, 10:43 PM
Bunch of winers! haha. We're driving a 10-18 year old car for crying out loud. These things do wear out after time and if you don't like it, buy a honda, although I hear those wear out too... and if you don't like it, fix it, upgrade it or sell it.

T.

MiroE36
01-14-2009, 11:01 PM
we are not complaining we are crazily in love LOL

You know you drive an e36 when you fuel light comes on yet you still have 15L in the tank

You know you drive an e36 when you have to push in the door with one hand while trying to lock with the other

You know you drive an e36 when you drive home from work and right when you arrive the car is warmed up

slimjim
01-15-2009, 12:15 AM
weak sauce e30 thread> e36 thread :P

GTA_G20
01-15-2009, 12:18 AM
e30? Do people still drive those? are they still on the road? museum?

*flame suit on*

slimjim
01-15-2009, 12:19 AM
u mean the 3 series thats not played out? ya :)

Manimillion
01-15-2009, 12:44 AM
You know you drive an E36 when your sunroof is not made out of glass*mumble*

You mean when your sunroof isn't a moonroof?

Jim .E.
01-15-2009, 03:08 AM
... when you drive through a car wash and your ECU Craps out...

LMFAO I didn't bother reading any further in this thread after I read this. I remember so many incidents on here with people frying there ecu from going to the car wash

lvan
01-15-2009, 03:59 AM
e30? Do people still drive those? are they still on the road? museum?

*flame suit on*

Lets line up E30 325iS or 320I euro spec, it would school your G20 ANYTHING! lol

hypno_nls1
01-15-2009, 12:06 PM
i have had barely any of these problems,i feel really bad for you guys, the only one ive had was the window but that took liek 20 seconds to fix. cupholders are a bitch tho

Trouble65
01-15-2009, 01:44 PM
Own one, you'll understand!

I do. 1995 M3, 1993 325Is and 1997 328Is

MiroE36
01-15-2009, 02:13 PM
E36's are mint, our cars have real character, unlike Civic's that are just reliable and thats it :D

1BADBMR
01-15-2009, 02:42 PM
You mean when your sunroof isn't a moonroof?


No...is yours? I thought there was no moonroof available for M3's:huh?:
I knew that dealership was shaddy*uzi*

TNation
01-15-2009, 04:13 PM
E36's are mint, our cars have real character, unlike Civic's that are just reliable and thats it :D

no offense man, but i have not seen one mint E36 in the GTA. Ever.
I looked at about 50 of them, i couldn't find one. All had rust or some mechanical issue. Mint ones are in the US where they have been babied in warm weather (best place IMO for clean cars period is Arizona, Nevada, Texas)

hypno_nls1
01-15-2009, 07:58 PM
just cause you cant find one to buy doesnt mean there arent any buddy. the ones that are mint the people who have them arent selling them.

GTA_G20
01-15-2009, 08:10 PM
Lets line up E30 325iS or 320I euro spec, it would school your G20 ANYTHING! lol

sensitive are we?

prince1
01-15-2009, 08:11 PM
just cause you cant find one to buy doesnt mean there arent any buddy. the ones that are mint the people who have them arent selling them.

nothing but the truth
why would you sell an e36 if it was mintttttt
wudnt you rather jus keeep it

TNation
01-15-2009, 08:35 PM
just cause you cant find one to buy doesnt mean there arent any buddy. the ones that are mint the people who have them arent selling them.

I'd agree to a certain extent; but in the US there's tons and tons of clean ones for sale.

e24_635csi
01-16-2009, 11:59 AM
you are probally going to find a wider span of 'cleaner' cars in the states regardless of what car it is.

328IScreamer
01-16-2009, 12:42 PM
^^ very true
also no offense but I have seen more clean e36's around than preludes

TNation
01-16-2009, 01:44 PM
^^ very true
also no offense but I have seen more clean e36's around than preludes

I agree. I looked at over 40 Prelude's before I bought mine. I couldn't find one without rust or a bodykit or modded, nothing. They were all bagged to shit. Using my research, I finally found one and traded my 02 Infiniti QX4 for it.
E36's are very much hit and miss in Toronto. And I definitely didn't see one well maintained one when I was looking, and like I said, I looked at over 30.

Gamite
01-16-2009, 01:48 PM
It's harder and harder to find a mint E36 these days, there are less as the time goes by. Right now E46 has the used market.

lvan
01-16-2009, 03:51 PM
^ I think so too. The ones that are mint are in 10k price range.

MiroE36
01-16-2009, 04:17 PM
I think my comment was misunderstood... by E36's are mint, i meant that even with all their flaws they are still such wicked cars. And my E36, was $1,500, as much as I love it... it's farther from mint than my nut sack from the moon, but i still love it none the less!

But on a note on mint E36's, I'm sure there are planty of people on this forum that have mint E36's!!

europrince
01-16-2009, 04:52 PM
You know you drive an E36 when someone calls your car old and you call him a hater.

You know you drive an E36 when someone says the E46 and E92 are better and you get offended and call him an elitist.

You know you drive an E36 when you say that the E36 M3 is better than the E46 330ci.


heeheehee :D

328IScreamer
01-16-2009, 10:32 PM
wellllllllllll
I am extremely biased but I do believe my e36 m3 is better than an e46 330ci haha
well to some extent i guess. I like the look of the e36 better but the e46 if modded properly can look extremely wicked. An example of this would be a member on this forum that goes by the name JNSchnitzer

Dr. Flyview
01-19-2009, 04:33 PM
You know you drive an E36 when your 15 yearold car has more options and power than a lot of new cars today.

You know you drive an E36 when your ABS light is on but you don't care cause you no longer have to turn off the traction control.

You know you drive an E36 when you have rusted rocker panels.

You know you drive an E36 when you have rusted trunk lid/piece under.

You know you drive an E36 when half of the backlighting of the dash buttons doesn't work and you actually notice.

You know you drive an E36 when car noobs are amazed you could afford such a "nice" bmw.

BMW_7
01-19-2009, 05:01 PM
i dont even know where to start with this thread,,,,

DANIMAL
01-19-2009, 07:38 PM
you know you drive an E36 when your car overheats and engine blows on the coldest day of the year.

MiroE36
01-20-2009, 02:23 PM
you know you drive an E36 when your car overheats and engine blows on the coldest day of the year.

AHAH... dude i almost peed myself

c4sh
01-20-2009, 03:33 PM
You know you drive an E36 when car noobs are amazed you could afford such a "nice" bmw.

LOL OMG i love running into car noobs for that reason ahahhaha

you know you drive an e36 when you tell everyone with a bmw about maxbimmer

you know you drive an e36 when your friends can also identify everysingle bmw they see

MiroE36
01-20-2009, 03:39 PM
you know you drive an e36 when your friends can also identify everysingle bmw they see

Lol so true!

MiroE36
01-20-2009, 03:41 PM
You know you drive an e36 when you take your car for a drive, see an e30, and wonder, how would it have been if you'd bought an e30 instead

328IScreamer
01-20-2009, 05:03 PM
you knwo you drive an e36 when you swaer that stupid glove box flash light must have rolled off the line broken

team_ottawa
01-20-2009, 07:09 PM
You know you drive an e36 when you take your car for a drive, see an e30, and wonder, how would it have been if you'd bought an e30 instead

so true i think about it often what would it look like? or what would i make of it?

slimjim
01-20-2009, 07:46 PM
^^^e30 drivers never feel that way :P

noodles101
01-20-2009, 10:22 PM
you know drive a stock e36 when u see nice and u see nice e46s done up nicely, u think to ur self my car can look sick if i put M bumpers and some rims and angel eyes.

richie_s999
01-21-2009, 10:59 AM
LOL you drive an E36 when you copy the E30 guy's thread on you drive a..... but put it in the general section by mistake istead of the E36 section.LOL

:)

328IScreamer
01-21-2009, 01:44 PM
general section gets more hits
technically still is general discussion

Davis
01-21-2009, 09:28 PM
you know you drive an E36 when:

you cabrio top stops halfway thru the open or close cycle
you discover new rattles on the way to work
the rattles you discover yesterday are gone today
your oil changes cost $100
you ignore ricers because they'll beat you off the mark anyway
people say you spend too much time and money on your car
you read bavauto and bimmer mags in the can
you dream about your next road trip to nowhere

richie_s999
01-22-2009, 12:22 AM
general section gets more hits
technically still is general discussion

Its all good, just making jokes :)

Jim .E.
01-22-2009, 01:58 AM
you know you drive an E36 when:

you cabrio top stops halfway thru the open or close cycle


:huh?:LOL does this really happen?

Trouble65
01-22-2009, 10:05 AM
you knwo you drive an e36 when you swaer that stupid glove box flash light must have rolled off the line broken

Ok.. I have to agree with this one. LOL

noodles101
01-22-2009, 06:00 PM
my glove box flash light still work :P:P

Dr. Flyview
01-22-2009, 06:04 PM
Where in the glovebox is the flashlight supposed to be?? Just rolling around?

noodles101
01-22-2009, 11:02 PM
no plugged in and charging all the time...........

Dr. Flyview
01-23-2009, 04:22 PM
no plugged in and charging all the time...........

Hmmm maybe I just haven't spotted it. Where in the glovebox is it!? Which wall?

MiroE36
01-23-2009, 04:58 PM
Yah mine never had the flashlight... i'm assuming it's the two prongs on the left side... correct me if i'm wrong

328IScreamer
01-23-2009, 05:13 PM
yep it plugs into the 2 prongs and chrages but I have yet to encounter one that actually works

noodles101
01-23-2009, 07:48 PM
yeah on the left wall theres a spot where it plugs in.
i alwyas have mine plugged
its s shitty lil flashlight but better then nothing lOL
wat 12 year old cars come with chargable flashlights?! lol

noodles101
01-23-2009, 07:49 PM
my buddy wiht a 325is alwys tries to steal my flashlight cuz his doenst work LOl

someguy
01-23-2009, 09:51 PM
the flashlight is one of the very few things that still work properly on my car

Davis
01-25-2009, 09:32 PM
I've had 4 E36's and the flashlight worked in only one - wtf is good for anyway?
- at least the tool kit works good around the house

MiroE36
01-25-2009, 10:16 PM
i really want to see a picture of one of these flashlights... i dont even know what they look like :(