Originally Posted by Bullet Ride
He toasted the motor in his car and picked up an SR20DET on the cheap. Those motors make more power stock than any M50/52 swap, and lots more power for very little $$. There's a larger after market parts community as well. What more do you need to know?
Re-read my original post,
you understand that I am aware of the cost to power ratio vs a BMW engine.
With me? Good.
I am not arguing with him, I am merely trying to understand this "trend? Phenomenon? W/e you call It".
I bought a BMW because, well I like BMW's, I like the engine, the performance, the appearence, the feel, the interior, the driving response, I like the overall experience/car that is BMW. I was also aware of the costs associated with a BMW, the limitations, the fact that modding them is more expensive, etc.
So, my question is, if dirt cheap power and reliability is what you are chasing, then why look at a BMW?
RWD domestics and Jap cars are a dime a dozen.
Bastardizing a good condition e30 (far and few of those), is just nonsense to me. "It's cheap so who cares" is a terrible mentality to have IMO.
Maybe I am too old... I dunno.