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skategoat 09-21-2012 11:46 AM

1996 e36 Diesel Wagon - 318tds
I've been humming and hawing about selling this car but I think it's time. It's been up here before:

I bought it in June 2011 with 176,000kms on it. Now it has 213,000. I drive it every day between Burlington and Toronto.

The good:
  • On a $63.00 fill up, I get 900kms. And I have a bit of a lead foot.
  • Never failed to start even in the coldest winter mornings.
  • It's roomy. I can fit 185cm long snowboards in the back, no problem.
  • Drives smooth and the engine is very torquey, shifter is crisp. clutch good.
  • New battery (BMW original)
  • New rear shock mounts
  • New rear bumper
  • Rust repaired and repainted hatch
  • Nice JVC stereo head unit with Bluetooth and iPod integration
  • A few extra oil filters and a fuel filter
  • Insurance was not a problem with Dominion of Canada
  • Parts are not a problem - Mike at Maranello gets me everything within a week.

The not-so-good:
  • About a month after I bought it, the A/C compressor seized. I had the entire A/C system rebuilt for $2,300.00. Then a month ago, the compressor seized again. Out of warranty, of course. So, to get the A/C working again, you'll need a new compressor. I'm just not motivated to fix it.
  • The diesel pump leaks. I get a small spot of leaked fuel under the car overnight. Took it to a diesel mechanic and he suggested I leave it alone. He says it's just "sweating". Can't be much of a leak because my fuel economy hasn't changed.
  • It has some rust at the bottom of the doors and some scratches and small dents. It's not a show car.
  • Rear hatch doesn't lock/unlock with remote. You have to do it manually.

Photos are all in the link I posted above. I will try to get some updated ones. Car can be viewed in Toronto or Burlington. Price is $3,500.00 as is. I have about $10k into it (ouch!). It was certified in July '11 when someone on this board practically begged me to sell it to him and then didn't show up for our appointment. Last e-test was June '11.

If you're just curious about a e36 diesel wagon, come by my office in Burlington and I'm happy to show it to you. Just be straight up and let me know whether you're a serious buyer.

supernaught 09-21-2012 01:41 PM

your link is to the e30 ix touring

try this one:

skategoat 09-21-2012 02:01 PM

Doh! Can you tell I was interested in that e30 iX?

Thanks for the correction. I'll be posting some fresh photos this weekend.

BTW, don't call the guy Mark in that thread. He's the person who sold me the car. PM me here or send an email to:


bmwmck 09-21-2012 07:12 PM

Wow, I wish I was in a position to buy right now; I would be all over this. Great specimen!

skategoat 09-23-2012 08:24 PM

Sorry I wasn't able to show the car on the weekend. Got really busy for me. I believe I've replied to all PMs. If you want to see the car, the best thing to do is come by my work this week.

PM your number and I will call you.

blk325i 09-23-2012 11:38 PM

if only it wasn't purple..

SiR 09-24-2012 10:19 AM

damn where was this a month ago? :/

Boxer2 09-24-2012 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by blk325i (Post 1583385)
if only it wasn't purple..

How about a vehicle wrap? I can make it any color you want*th-up*

skategoat 09-24-2012 12:27 PM

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Photos taken today. You can see the worst of the rust in the one photo. Interior is super clean with Weathertech car mats. Rear cargo cover is there and fully functional.

Folks this is a driver. $3,500 gets you a reliable BMW that costs peanuts to run. Anyone who appreciates fine engineering in a very practical wrapper will like this car. If you're looking for a show car, look elsewhere and write a big cheque.

I own 4 cars including 3 BMWs. I am an enthusiast who takes car of his cars and doesn't skip on maintenance. I am selling because I need a truck.

skategoat 09-29-2012 10:03 AM

Car is sold

dru2 09-29-2012 11:44 AM

Crap I would have bought this next week!

skategoat 09-29-2012 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by dru2 (Post 1584015)
Crap I would have bought this next week!

I got 2 texts like this today - "Dude, I was gonna come buy it this weekend!".

Arash 10-01-2012 12:39 PM

Sorry guys :cool:

Pleasure dealing with you Henry, car is awesome! getting a fresh oil change now then into the shop for safety/etest

skategoat 10-02-2012 11:33 AM

Thumbs up for a great buyer and nice guy. Best of luck with the car. You're going to be grinning ear-to-ear when you see your fuel bills.

Arash 10-03-2012 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by skategoat (Post 1584356)
Thumbs up for a great buyer and nice guy. Best of luck with the car. You're going to be grinning ear-to-ear when you see your fuel bills.

I am sure I will, thanks again

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