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Old 08-13-2004, 07:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, newbie here!

im buying a 3 series E36, but totally split between the 320i, and the 318is.
ive heared lots of opinions about which is better etc, in looks, engine power, and so on, so i thought id better come and ask the people who know best! BMW owners.

so please, can anyone voice their opinions on which would be the better choice, and also what actually are the main differences between the two?

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Old 08-13-2004, 08:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As for the choice.... are you gonna mod this car.. or is it gonna just be a regular every day driving car?....

For mods.. I'd go with the 318... for driving.. I'd go with the other.
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im not sure if i do mod it it wont be nothing drastic. lowered, wheels, i aint puttin body work on etc.

i jus wanna kno the differences in the standard cars?

as in body work, and performance etc
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why would a 318is be a better car to mod than a 320i? just curious since i have a 318is...
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Drop a m3 engine in the 318 and its game.
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if i cud afford to insure a 318is with a m3 engine mate, id just buy a m3
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