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Old 12-12-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
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Friend looking to get E36 or C Class 96 or newer

My friend is looking for a used bimmer or benz, must be automatic, 4 dr preferably.

So far we've found a lot of C class' and a few nice 328's.

Does anyone know anyone selling?

Also, what should we be looking at regarding problems, etc... before purchasing?
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:22 PM   #2
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i believe there was a green 4dr auto 328i in the for sale a while ago.
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:24 PM   #3
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only 2000 model C-Class's are reliable, maybe 99, but I would still recommand getting a E36
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:26 PM   #4
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only 2000 model C-Class's are reliable, maybe 99, but I would still recommand getting a E36
What's wrong with the C's?
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:50 PM   #5
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not much problems, but there are a few really bad lemons out there, the kompressor engine is alright but kinda loud, lights bulbs burnout a lot, lower control arm bushings don't last that long, ball joints also, diff side seals leak, but are all easy to fix if you know how, parts are resonable priced not to much $$$
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:40 AM   #6
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C Class!!!

Julian i think you'll remember the ride i was interested in and posted before...mint C class this is the potential those things have, dunno if you all like it but i love it,


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Old 12-13-2004, 01:31 AM   #7
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not much problems, but there are a few really bad lemons out there, the kompressor engine is alright but kinda loud, lights bulbs burnout a lot, lower control arm bushings don't last that long, ball joints also, diff side seals leak, but are all easy to fix if you know how, parts are resonable priced not to much $$$
Um, not all are kompressor right? Which ones are?

Bulbs not a big deal, probably upgrade to HID anyways, and control arms are common problems wiht E36 as well.

What should I be looking for on both of these cars in terms of wear and tear? Initial rust spots?


Jim-E, yeah I know, those style C's are beautiful, personally I like silver.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:34 AM   #8
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C230 99/00 are kompressor, C280 isnt
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:18 AM   #9
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E36 > C class
Non M E36 < C36,C43

I was gonna get my girlfriend a C class or a E36.She and i both test drove each back to back and she liked the E36 328i better then any C class.I also got a chance to drive a C43 Amg.....that car is amazing,gotta love V8s in small cars.
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:41 AM   #10
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there was a 1996 c36 on autotrader with 118,000kms for $14,000
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:51 AM   #11
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:30 AM   #12
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I test drove a brand new C-Coupe Kompressor Evo and it drove worse than my 8 year old (at the time) 318ti. The only thing better was that it was fast...

Also, something funny, I drove 2 Coupes, with the same stock engine and tranny, and one car was noticiably faster than the other.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:40 AM   #13
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I test drove a brand new C-Coupe Kompressor Evo and it drove worse than my 8 year old (at the time) 318ti. The only thing better was that it was fast...

Also, something funny, I drove 2 Coupes, with the same stock engine and tranny, and one car was noticiably faster than the other.

which 2 models did you drive?, they have a C320 Coupe & C230 Kompressor Coupe, but there were 2 engines for the C230 Kompressor, the old one which was a 2.3L with 191hp & the new one with a 1.8L 189hp
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:40 AM   #14
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Well, my friend is a girl, so I don't think she'll be too concerned with cornering, if u get my "drift".
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if your friend is a girl then a C-Class is right for her
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