: looking to buy an e36m

02-06-2008, 06:51 PM
Hey guys...
I am new to this side of the forum and I am looking for some advice on buying either a 98-99
m3 convertible. I now have an 03' 540m sport with a bunch of Dinan toys and upgrades with about 30,000 miles on the clock.I love the car and I am not planning on getting rid of it any time soon. Actually I'll be dropping a little s/c in soon, but that is a different topic.
I have been searching for a low mileage m3 that has not been beat on, and I just wanted to get a quick idea what to look for aside from the usual maintenance records and history.I have come across a couple with about 30 to 40,000 miles for about $16 -$18,000 and one that I have my eye on with only 19,000 miles for $17,900. Unfortunately I need to get an automatic because the wife will be driving this one most of the time.
Is there much of a difference between the 98 and 99 model? Are there special considerations with the convertible top and the mechanics?
Thoughts and ideas would be greatly appreciated.

02-09-2008, 12:17 AM
No comment on the 98 or 99 convertible but I also have a 98 540i sport and a 95 M3. Love both but the M3 is simply a joy to drive with excellent handling and responsiveness. Enjoy the process and good luck.

Black 840Ci
02-09-2008, 07:08 AM
Well you cant go wrong with either year as they are identical...Basically comes down to price and avalability!! GOOD LUCK

02-10-2008, 04:59 PM
thanks... anyone else with some thoughts?