Considering Purchasing A Low Mileage E36 M3 - Can I Count On It Being Reliable?
I considering the possible purchase of a E36 M3 (vintage 97-99). This would be a low mileage (under 50k) 2 door coupe in exceptional condition. I have long read that the E36 series M3's were perhaps the ultimate drivers 3 class car.
The car would be driven approximately 7 months a year, mid April through mid November as my daily driver, 5-6 days a week. If its carefully maintained, can I expect this to be a reasonably reliable vehicle? What should I be concerned about in either excess maintenance and/or repair possibilities? I've wanted one of these for a very long time but could use some assurance that I wont be going broke keeping it in good running order. I would hope to get at least five years of quality driving out of it.
Your opinions, thoughts, expertise and recommendations are particularily appreciated. Thanks in advance.