I'm 17 and i just got a 93 325is about 3 months ago and i just love it. The power is great definitley dont go down to the 318 you will be disapointed. I wasnt a very good stick driver when i got it but i had driven alot of manuals, and the clutch on my bmw was the easiest i had come across. I went from a 99 altima and the bmw was 1000 times better in every aspect a car can me in and since your coming from a MX6 you will probably like it as much as i do. Parts can be expensive and i recommend you take it to a bmw mechanic first, the early E36 years alot of plastic rubber parts were used and start wearing out at about the 8-10 yr mark though, but if you can afford it, its definitley worth it.
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