Cheers for all the responses. Great information. Thanks for the faq part, just checked that out.
Well i do know a friend who is a mechanic and he said he would be able to fit parts and work on my car aswell (me i am not a mechanic). Other cost wise i am fine with, insurance, tax, mot, fuel etc etc and can afford to keep and run the bm. It was just the issue of if i pick up an older model (say 95-98 bm e36 type) would i just be looking at sticking it back into the garage each month.
I understand you get problems and such, you know the usual, which is fine, i just didnt want to have my car in the garge for the majority of each month, like with most ppl, but the average problems are fine. Also are actually getting the parts a problem or can you pick up 316 parts quite commonly.
I was told that most places order the parts in for the older models, which means waiting and such. Could you pick up a part elsewhere and cheaper is another question. Not sure where i would look.
Thanks leibniz, i will make sure i get my car checked out, definately worth it. And i will check around for different cars, not just get the first one i see and that.
Mr White G yea i agree about the 325 would be something sweet. I wont be goin below a 316, i will check out the 318iS and other 318's also. It was just the questions i asked above that concern me, other then that i would be fine with my car.
Thanks alot guys. Great help.