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Old 05-23-2004, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering if anyone else prefered the E36 body style more than all the others, even the new models?
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it's a toss up for me... I have an e36 and I love it. some of the newer styles to me look kind of bad. I think the noses are too short now and the "cockpit" is too close to the front for my taste.. but that's not to say I don't love e46 though
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the e46 M is cool with me, but the standard e46 doesn't do as much. My all time favorite is the e39 circa 2000+. AEs, Xenons, and clear corners standard make it my pick. The e36 is my second.
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Most of you may not agree but I like the 318ti look.. very much.. but I wish it came with a 325 engine in it..
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Most of you may not agree but I like the 318ti look.. very much.. but I wish it came with a 325 engine in it..
We had in the 90's the 323ti (e36), now we also have the 325ti (e46).
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I really do like the e36 better than the e46. After selling my last car, I went to my book to see what the next car on my list of "cars to own", and the e36 coupe was next on the list

I like the angular look of the older cars. Very defined edges. Very German. The newer cars are just too bubbly for me.
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The e36 is a great car! B)
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I love the e36, I think it is the perfect mix between boxy and round styling. Some cars are just too round, specially American cars n
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I agree about the E46 being too bubbly... I wouldn't mind a 2 dr E46 though, as long as it handled well with a sport package or something
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The E36 is by far the best looking body style. They never get old.
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I love the e36, I think it is the perfect mix between boxy and round styling. Some cars are just too round, specially American cars n
so are japanese and korean cars...
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later e36.... 1997-98
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so are japanese and korean cars...
Definitely... okay so I only like BMWs
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the e36 is a body style that will still look good 20 years after it's production, unlike the earlier e30s
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