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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 10-28-2012, 07:43 PM
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asked this guy for a straight trade:
http://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/3368410359.html

everything usable looks gone but:
http://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/3371468740.html
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:54 PM
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:03 PM
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Something has too be. Thats one of those too good to be true deals.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:14 PM
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meh.... never know?

some person just sold me mint e36 seats for a REALLY good price... too good to be true.. good deals are out there :P
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:17 PM
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It looks to be a dealership though. Thats the part that makes it unbelievable.

I agree though, every once in a while people have crazy deals. Guy sold 4 LTW wheels for 150 near me with tires. Saw it too late.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:28 AM
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asked this guy for a straight trade:
http://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/3368410359.html

everything usable looks gone but:
http://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/3371468740.html
that shell looked good.


If I could I would buy replace missing body parts. strip my car throw my m50 and exhaust and related engine stuffs into it then spray a rubber coating all under the car

sell

e46 here I come with the rokkors from my e36

or just embrace the fact I have a clean e36 and do said plan without the e46 part
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:28 PM
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What do you guys think? I'll probably pull the trigger. I've never even seen a ZF locally for less than $300. This is probably a steal. I've decided that money for a 6-speed would be better spent on other stuff.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:45 PM
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Fun game called "Name that short shifter"!

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:45 PM
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:55 PM
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:06 PM
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Sweet! Thanks.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:49 PM
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Well it appears I just got a bitchin' deal on a ZF transmission! 130k mi, with a UUC SSK for only $300 shipped!
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:34 PM
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Nice find! Cheapest Ive seen in Jersey is like 600 if I remember right... way more miles though.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:32 PM
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Also, our expert opinion does not include grammar. Please, help us help you by trying to write in complete sentences that your HS English teacher would approve of. Thank you

Dino...thanks for looking out for me. That Dot M3 looks nice, but it has waaaay too many miles. Also, looks like the touring may not fetch the right price. May be forced to have the voc tech do the bodywork and have a Northeast 'festers repair weekend this spring And, er, um, perhaps find a used supercharger to add to it

Now back to your regularly scheduled Hurricane Hypefest.....
Thank you sir, I would try my best to improve grammar and correct my mistake.
Also, thank you for helping me to find the right car.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:39 PM
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Thank you very much for your very helpful and kind comments. I had set some of my criteria to choose the sedan car like; it must have no rust, mileage should be under 270k and body and inside should be clean and no major work required.
Once I find the car, I would take it for PPI.

Thank you very much again, I would like to ask more help and guidance when I needed, if you don't mind.

Thanks again.

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The first one is a scam, or something is dreadfuy wrong with the car.
2. Seems both decent and reasonable.
3. Autotragic, 355k kms? No.
4. Autotragic, 351k kms? No.
5. Seems decent condition, but stil autotragic.
6. Gone
7. Gone

As for the M5 for $2k? $tealer is full of shyte.

Regardless of a else, take any car you are seriously interested in for a PPI. I've dealt with Charie McNally in TO before with fantastic results, good prices.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:29 AM
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Damn, this is a sweet deal. Wish I had that kind of money to invest. You could essentially get a turbo setup for free after parting everything else out.

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/3355815299.html
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:27 AM
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Please advise

Hi Experts,

Can you guys guide me about this deal;
It has some small rust spots too.

1)
http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ378090500

Edit:
Here are two more deals;
2) [This has 352k kilometres on it]
http://barrie.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ419790643

3) [He is willing to give in 750 but it is just shell I think, i am hesitating as i am first time buyer and also don't know much about fixing the cars.]
http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ407562284

I am just trying to learn how to find a good deal; what are the characteristics I must notice and what are the defects which I can ignore.

Thanks.

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Old 10-30-2012, 03:01 PM
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Pretty nice for 5.6K 141K miles, only things are the autotragic and OPH

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/3371565069.html
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:25 PM
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Pretty nice for 5.6K 141K miles, only things are the autotragic and OPH

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/3371565069.html
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:35 PM
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Pretty nice for 5.6K 141K miles, only things are the autotragic and OPH

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/3371565069.html
Swap it out for a manual, and this is my PERFECT track.winter beater car....
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:07 PM
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I would totally go out and get it but it's way too far away from where I live. AND I want a manual transmission car - I really want to learn to drive stick.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:31 PM
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Hi Experts,

Can you guys guide me about this deal;
It has some small rust spots too.

1)
http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ378090500

Edit:
Here are two more deals;
2) [This has 352k kilometres on it]
http://barrie.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ419790643

3) [He is willing to give in 750 but it is just shell I think, i am hesitating as i am first time buyer and also don't know much about fixing the cars.]
http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ407562284



I am just trying to learn how to find a good deal; what are the characteristics I must notice and what are the defects which I can ignore.

Thanks.
well that first one looks like it was shot with a paintball gun...not impressed with the ad, or the price, especially when looking at the second car. high km, yes, but 352km =about 220k miles or so. not too bad, but i would get a ppi done if you are seriously looking to buy a bmw.

the last one, forget about it....not worth the effort for you at this point and to pay someone to get it back to roadworthiness you could probably buy the 2nd car and get it back to pristine condition.


keep looking, but of the 3, #2 is where you want to be looking....


good luck with your searching.




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Old 10-30-2012, 06:54 PM
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^I agree with DF's assessment, but man, if you don't have a decent history of working on your own cars, the idea of purchasing a $750-1500 BMW sure seems awfully scary. I promise that they all need major work done in their current state to have running & driving properly.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:23 PM
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^I agree with DF's assessment, but man, if you don't have a decent history of working on your own cars, the idea of purchasing a $750-1500 BMW sure seems awfully scary. I promise that they all need major work done in their current state to have running & driving properly.
I agree with you guys and learning to find a good car in the light of your very important and logical advices & guidance. My budget is around 3k but I just found that low mileage. But I am learning to look for a good deal as you guys are teaching me very kindly.
Your comments are very helpful. Thanks.

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:07 AM
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So my friend is looking for a new car, and he sent me this link this morning. It's glorious lol... I can't believe some of the crap this guy wrote. http://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/3316406806.html
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