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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 08-02-2006, 08:18 PM
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I'm looking at a 328iS 1999 with 69k on the clock, 5spd well equipped. What are some of the things that I should look for other than service history and a CarFax check?
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:59 PM
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hello and welcome,

just search this forum, lots of stuff here.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:56 PM
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you might ask if they replaced struts and shocks, they wear out fast and are kind of expensive. If all checks out go for it!
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Also ball joints and tie rods. Ask them about how often they changed oil, etc basically if they did a good job maintaining it.
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