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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 01-20-2015, 06:00 PM
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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
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:19 PM
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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.
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