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arto155 01-26-2004 07:56 PM

e36 questions
 
Hey everyone. Right now i got a honda civic si that i desperately want to sell to get an e36 and had some questions. Of course the main car that i would want to get would be hte M3 but if i cant find one for my price range what are my other options. 328is or 325. I would like a 2 door and it would have to be a manual. Also how is the reliability of the e36 cars i would probbaly buy a 96 or 97. How long do they last etc.. Thanks

///MsAniTy 01-26-2004 07:57 PM

wut is yr price range first. have u tryed to go into dealerships and try to work out prices by any chance

arto155 01-26-2004 07:58 PM

oh sorry bout that i wanna stay around $15,000

///MsAniTy 01-26-2004 08:03 PM

ok then well dependin on wut u wanan do to the car make yr choices round that. i have a 328is myself and its a prety nice car im very happy with it but i really want a m3 no doubt in my mind.

SUPERCHARGED 01-26-2004 09:35 PM

look for a 94 325is. great car. easy to mod. fast. and realiable.

arto155 01-26-2004 10:01 PM

what is the difference between the 328 and the 325? is it the horsepower or other things

ScotcH 01-26-2004 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SUPERCHARGED
look for a 94 325is. great car. easy to mod. fast. and realiable.
Not to mention you can find them with LSD! Plus they're cheap (mine was only $8k last month)

arto155 01-26-2004 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ScotcH
Not to mention you can find them with LSD! Plus they're cheap (mine was only $8k last month)
How many miles do you have on it?

325iSBimmer 01-28-2004 12:01 AM

shit....i paid 16K for my 94 325iS with LSD, leather, 5 speed, 17" rims, in the summer with 158,000km

Frank de Jonge 01-28-2004 07:49 AM

325 and 328 have almost same power 192/193bhp.

The enguine of the 328i is made of aluminium and has a bit more torque here in Europe (dunno if it is same in Amerika)

arto155 01-28-2004 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Frank de Jonge
325 and 328 have almost same power 192/193bhp.

The enguine of the 328i is made of aluminium and has a bit more torque here in Europe (dunno if it is same in Amerika)

So besides that theres really no other difference between the 328 and the 325??

Jon@Bimmersport 01-28-2004 07:34 PM

why not get an E30 and drop an M3 motor in? hella fast...costs less than a 328, and rapes E36 M3's

Mystikal 01-28-2004 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Frank de Jonge
325 and 328 have almost same power 192/193bhp.

The enguine of the 328i is made of aluminium and has a bit more torque here in Europe (dunno if it is same in Amerika)

Here the 328 still uses the cast iron block, only the Z3 2.8 got the aluminum one. The torque difference is pretty large.


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