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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-13-2007, 09:35 PM
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Hello Folks itís been awhile since I have posted.. Anyway we are looking at purchasing a 92 318i. It has 84,000 miles on it.. Clutch was just replaced and all tires are brand new. We know the owner personally and the mechanic that works on it also works on our 528.
Any info or suggestions I can get would be greatly appreciated. We are thinking about getting it for our son as it is priced way below KBB..

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Old 08-14-2007, 06:48 AM
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I take it you want an idea of what to look for on the car?

Is a good sign that the clutch was replaced as they are bloody expensive and a set of new boots is good too

Just check the suspension is ok and there is no knocking or grinding (from the back) when you are driving along (with the open window if you can) and when you brake it is straight and true.

Also check for excessive play in the steering wheel too as this could mean worn parts

Check the oil level as if it is low, it maybe a sign of neglect
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions.. Will look at all that.
Good news is we do know the owner and he babies all his cars.. the Beemers especially. His daughter is now driving is 7 series.. Hence why they are selling the 3

Anyhoo will let you all know how it turns out. If it all goes well we will have one happy 16yr old. What kills me is every car we have looked at in this price range.. has 2wice as many miles on it.. and of course no history
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