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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 11-18-2014, 11:11 AM
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Smile I like my E36

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Old 11-18-2014, 11:12 AM
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My 94 325i (36) bmw
Oh how I like my 94 325i, e36 BMW. It's like an old shirt that you have but its worn or should I say molded and shaped to your body specifically. With 330k miles on the body, it's like all the parts are happily married or like how thanksgiving food (stuffing or dressing for example) tastes better the second day because all of the ingredience have all shared their flavor with each other. My morning drives to work are great due to the symphony of free flowing exhaust and cold air intake slightly resonating throughout the 3.5 passenger cockpit. Getting in my 325i is like the dude on the movie Avitar getting on and plugging into that flying thing! I've driven and worked on some much faster and nicer cars but for some reason I rather have this old car. With every acceleration, it says "more please" (with a German accent). It takes hard work and focus to not idolize this car because I really like it but I selfishly don't want God to take it away from me because he is a jealous God and with all the miles and "Dave abuse" it is His grace and mercy that holds the car altogether!
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:16 AM
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I have several of those "God's Grace holds it together" cars, Dave. I know exactly where you're coming from. You got me beat on mileage, though....256k+ on my '95.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:24 AM
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lol daily driver! 60 miles a day!
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:23 PM
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Well said my friend. I'm an older guy and have owned and wrenched on some really awesome cars in my time. However, there is something about this car that never stops intriguing me and making me want to come back for more. It is like a pair of comfortable old shoes. I look forward to driving her each and everyday. I'm hoping to get another 100k miles out of her. I currently "only" have 160k but you make me feel better that she will be with me for a while longer knowing your mileage.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:51 PM
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Lol the Normal replacement parts and maintenance have been key. I could have gotten a new car a few times by now but I can't think of any other car I want besides my old car.Click image for larger version

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Old 11-18-2014, 12:55 PM
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only at around 208k miles but I fear rust will cause my baby to scream uncle before anything else. Would be neat to get 'er to 300k, I'm gonna try!
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:57 PM
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Not too much rust here in charlotte nc! . I'm originally from Michigan!


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Old 05-02-2015, 07:55 PM
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Well these posts are encouraging. Never owned a bmw but hope the 318si coupe im considering will be the love story u described above. From the moment i sat in the driver's seat and put him in gear i got the wawm-all-over sensation. Pure awesome. If this boy works out I'll be a diehard buyer for life. Im so excited! Hope u guys success continues!
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:19 PM
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a co-worker of mine just hit 400k miles last month on his '96 328 convertible daily driver
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:10 PM
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Wow! And I thought my 328is with 178k was getting up there lol she runs like a champ too
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:25 PM
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I've got two 1999 323is'
one with 240k and the other with 267k, both run strong!
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:04 AM
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I have one with 357K miles, looks new, everything works. I have one with 150K, looks new, everything works. I have an E82 with 66K (finally hit 66K), looks great, runs great, but don't trust it as much as my E36s. I have another one, a 92 manual sedan, with 215K that runs very strong. BMW doesn't build their cars like they used to anymore.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:42 PM
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I have one with 357K miles, looks new, everything works. I have one with 150K, looks new, everything works. I have an E82 with 66K (finally hit 66K), looks great, runs great, but don't trust it as much as my E36s. I have another one, a 92 manual sedan, with 215K that runs very strong. BMW doesn't build their cars like they used to anymore.

+1 My wife's E90 breaks down more often after passing the 120k mile marque. Nothing major but nothing cheap too. Sold it and got an E46 Wagon instead.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:28 AM
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+1 My wife's E90 breaks down more often after passing the 120k mile marque. Nothing major but nothing cheap too. Sold it and got an E46 Wagon instead.
Wise move. If only we got the E30 wagons and E36 wagons...
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:05 PM
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Wise move. If only we got the E30 wagons and E36 wagons...

E36 Wagons with the sport pack! :drool:
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