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Old 10-27-2010, 04:17 PM   #1
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Hey Guys, new here and have a few questions.

Hey, I've always been into Hondas but there's always been a strong want for a bimmer. I am thinking about perhaps picking up an E36 sedan or coupe and was just curious how common it is to find a true turn key E36? Because most I see on the internet for sale are usually in the 3-4k range and have 250,000+km and I wanted to know if those prices are reasonable or if I would definitely have to put some work into it. I'm aware that every car is different but I was just looking for a bit of guidance if for those prices if I would be able to pick up a daily driver with minimal work needed. Also I know that BMWs are pretty reliable and the engines stay strong for a long time, so is 250,000km not really a problem? I know on a Honda I wouldn't even care lol. Anyways any help is appreciated and I look forward to hopefully picking one up and learning a lot. Thanks, Cody.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:00 PM   #2
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I picked up a '96 328is this summer. It was my first BMW and is used as a weekend car. I picked it up for $4200 and the car has 225000k's on it, I've put about 4000k's on it and so far I've changed the oil and done the rtab bushings on it. It hasen't burnred a drop of oil and has been a great car to drive. Very happy with my purchase.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:18 PM   #3
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Bought mine in that price range, all i had to do was brakes. And oil changes since. and other stuff like spark plugs. Just turned over 210k today. Mine's a 1995 325i 2.5L one year older then his ^^^ And I too am very impressed with my purchase. These are very strong motors/drivetrains. A great and fun daily driver.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:11 AM   #4
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yes there are still some good examples of e36's around that haven't been beaten on too badly.. i got lucky in june and picked up a 98 328is with 154km on it, with up to date maintenance for about 7 grand. with alot of stuff done to it(only thing was it only came with cheap bottlecaps) but i fixed that problem with new hammans.

i'd rather pay a bit more for one with less kilometers. be patient, the right one will come along.
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