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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 12-28-2012, 10:08 AM
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i've got a hardon for one of these...

4.4 is a little bigger than I want to go, but these engines are better
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/ctd/3497182065.html

clean 3.0
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/3502422991.html

wicked clean V6?
I kinda like this color.
http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/ctd/3489789603.html
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:17 PM
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I drove the X3 and the X5 when looking for my DD. Loved the X5 (4.0) the X3 was more of a meh type car.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:18 PM
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Checked out this one today. Took it for a test drive. Thoughts?

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ctd/3501602088.html

More details in a new post in E46 forum.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:28 PM
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i've got a hardon for one of these...

4.4 is a little bigger than I want to go, but these engines are better
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/ctd/3497182065.html

clean 3.0
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/3502422991.html

wicked clean V6?
I kinda like this color.
http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/ctd/3489789603.html
I can vouch for the 3.0 being a great car. Never been or drove the 4.4

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:29 PM
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:45 PM
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also, i do not believe the sedan version of the //M was ever offered in e46 cofiguration.

and although my current bmw stable suggests otherwise, i *do* have some standards...



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Yes, DF, you are right. E46 M3s came in coupes and 'vertes only. If they came in a 4 door version, I would have bought one sight unseen.

And wait, you do have standards?









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Old 12-28-2012, 03:26 PM
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yeah, standards...i hazzem....just don't tell anyone, k??



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Old 12-28-2012, 04:04 PM
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Unpacking the Christmas present to myself (shoes from Zappos) and listening to an angel.

If, during my semi-pro season or my college recitals, I sounded anything remotely like her, I will forever to be grateful.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:40 PM
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Not a bad deal!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:37 PM
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http://nwct.craigslist.org/cto/3504917503.html
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:37 PM
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That last pic was def photoshopped... Inline v6? 185K auto tragic and fugly wheels for 8 grand? No thanks.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:54 PM
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1999 BMW M3 with only 77,300 miles $9000

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/3432504994.html



Beautiful M3

1998 BMW M3 $7995

http://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/3451010550.html



Dislike the wheels but sounds like a clean car.

Bmw 535 $650

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/3464555799.html



1993 BMW M3 $4500

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/3519696584.html



Besides the horrid eyebrows there is one othe glaring issue...anyone pick it out?

Cosworth 190e 2.3-16v $6500

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/3478487658.html



Y U Autotragic?!

BMW M3 5 speed 1995 $6500

http://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/3516726189.html

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:57 PM
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Missed the autotragic in the red sedan :thumbdown:
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:00 PM
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:02 PM
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Me too, me too. Come spring I should have my but in a e36 again
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:07 PM
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Weird, I didn't know the Cosworth 190E had an auto as an option. I figured they were all manual, since they were homologated race cars.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:44 AM
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:23 AM
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I can vouch for the 3.0 being a great car. Never been or drove the 4.4

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Since they get nearly the same MPG (some say the v8 is better MPG) why not get the bigger engine (patrick?). They are both BMWs and therefore are about the same to work on....
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:54 AM
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Since they get nearly the same MPG (some say the v8 is better MPG) why not get the bigger engine (patrick?). They are both BMWs and therefore are about the same to work on....
Still thinking about it. I haven't seen anything on CL that has made me jump yet. But after reading a bit more, I'm learning that the bigger engine might be better. Moar powah and just about the same MPG's. So, why not, eh?

I'll probably get more serious once the summer hits. Anything that is AWD in New England fetches a premium price in the winter months.


Ofcourse, the smarter thing to do, would be to pay off my student loans, and not buy a 3rd car. but what fun would that be?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:58 AM
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Looking at a commuter car for my mom. A couple good options I think:

http://nwct.craigslist.org/cto/3451673381.html

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/3459619274.html
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:13 AM
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Looking at a commuter car for my mom. A couple good options I think:

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/3459619274.html
I saw this the other day too. If this guy has the paperwork to back up his statements, I think this could be a winner.
That tan interior looks CLEAN!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:35 PM
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:41 PM
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:42 PM
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i cant buy anymore cars. there is 2 at my moms needing fixing my own in my driveway and my brothers. if i bought it i wouldnt know where to put it. haha.
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