well, it could be for a variety of reasons.
1. It was a bad car being discussed compared to another
2. As a general rule, it is not always wise to purchase the first year model of a new car, as there will be problems that werent sorted out by the factory. Some of them might not have been fixed since.
3. The early e36s suffer from a weak rear subframe which can cause problems later in the cars life.
4. VANOS is available on 93s.
there are other reasons as well, but none are to sday that a 92 isnt a good car.
<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>