Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)

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

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2015, 06:00 PM
Nicky3 Nicky3 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Nashville,TN
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 640
Mein Auto: 96 328is
looking to buy a 318 Vert, advice needed

I came across a really clean '94 318 vert, manual,140k miles, manual top, no rips or leaks. Right color too, triple black. I want to pull the trigger. $2500. Is there anything different I should look for as compared to the normal issues on the 323's, 325's or 328's? Anything different on the 318 that I should pay particular attention to? Thanks guys
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 07:19 PM
hornhospital's Avatar
hornhospital hornhospital is offline
D'oh, You Kids!
Location: In the Grumpy Chair
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,421
Mein Auto: 1995 318is / 1993 325is
Other than being down on horsepower from your 328, nope. They are just as agile as the 6s, maybe moreso. The 'vert IS heavier, though. You just have to learn to keep the momentum up. It being a 5 speed is a big plus. The automatic 318s are slugs unless you really thrash them.

If it's really in good shape, $2500 is a decent price. You really should get a pre-purchase inspection by a trusted independent BMW shop.
Quotes to live by:
guessing gets expensive...drivinfaster
nothing is more expensive than a cheap BMW...c4harpe13
buying a ratty example (of a BMW) is a parasitic relationship.(and you ain't the mosquito) 7pilot

Ken Kanne, Silverhill, AL, E36 Forum Mod/Craigslist addict/Hoarder of all sorts of stuff
BMW-CCA #441426
1995 318is "Bebe"; 1993 325is "Elvira" 1985 635CSi "Katja" 1984 633CSi "Sylvia"

Last edited by hornhospital; 01-20-2015 at 07:20 PM.
Reply With Quote


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms