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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 04-23-2008, 11:35 PM
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I'm lookin to buy my first car. Broke college student. Should I buy???

1991 BMW 318i Sedan 4d. 140,000 miles.

http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/car/654016242.html

What should i look for? Any specific questions should i ask? Any particular problems with this model and are BMW's really unreliable?

Thanks!!!!
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:24 AM
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Mikey,
Sorry, the forum here is labeled wrong. That's an E30. I'd recommend asking the E30 section, but as a general rule, E30s are about the most reliable BMW ever made. I'd highly recommend it.
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:40 AM
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thanks!
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:32 AM
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thats alot of miles on a little engine like that!
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thats alot of miles on a little engine like that!
Hopefully it's the little engine that could.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:39 AM
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im dunno. could get a 1989 bmw 325is for $1800
http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/car/630606168.html
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go with a 92. thats what i have and i love the way it looks. mines has 140k on it too and runs great.
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