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View Poll Results: Which would you get?
1992 325is 0 0%
1993 325is LSD 4 40.00%
1996 328is 5 50.00%
1998 323is Heated seats 1 10.00%
1998 323is 0 0%
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which ones better 323 325 or 328?

I originally owned a 97 318is and loved it but it got totaled. I installed a ksport coilover suspension and it was fantastic so I'll be putting it on the next e36 I get. I'm relatively new to BMWs. I want to get a 6 cylinder. I'm not really a racer but I like going fast. I'm kind of mechanically inclined but I do have the service manual that was posted. I've never done anything more complicated than the suspension. I found 2 98 323is ($5500) that look like they're in mint condition a 96 328is ($6000) and 92 325is and a 93 325is (Both $3800) with an LSD. I was just wondering what you guys thought was my best bet for less maintence, the best value and which one you would get? I plan on doing mostly cosmetic changes (wheels, lights, rear lip, front lip and maybe an LSD)
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I forgot to say the 96 328is has somethingn wrong with the passenger side door and it doesnt always open or something along those lines.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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didn't most, if not all "is" cars come with LSD? my 92 318is had it. but i haven't owned more than two E36 cars.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not sure but I think it was only the 92-93 is's and only some of them came with them. I could be wrong but that's what i've read on the forum.

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My 97 didn't have LSD but it had tractoin control.

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are they coupes or 4 door ?

i have a 328i vert and i love it
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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get a 328 and put an LSD
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theyre all 2 doors and have a 5 speed transmissions
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on 325's its the winter package ones that have LSD's. It's not like the e30's where the 325is' had the lsd's.
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I would say the 93 325is cause it's still OBDI, has Vanos, and is probably easier and cheaper to mod. Throw in and Lsd and boom fun little car.
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Thanks for the response man. Your the first person to give me an opinion. I was defintely thinking the 93 325is cause it seems like good price. The guy said it already had the Mtech suspension on it too but i guess that doesnt really matter since i have my coilovers. I've ruled out the 328is just because i have passengers in my car all the time but the others I'm still considering. Going on a long road trip today to look at all but the 328 instead im checking out a 323is but with only 81k on it Black with grey leather (my favorite combo).
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Thanks for the response man. Your the first person to give me an opinion. I was defintely thinking the 93 325is cause it seems like good price. The guy said it already had the Mtech suspension on it too but i guess that doesnt really matter since i have my coilovers. I've ruled out the 328is just because i have passengers in my car all the time but the others I'm still considering. Going on a long road trip today to look at all but the 328 instead im checking out a 323is but with only 81k on it Black with grey leather (my favorite combo).
Ya depending on what you are looking for, the 323 might be a better choice.
If you're not gonna mod it up a whole lot and just want a daily driver the 323 would probably have less miles and is obviously newer.

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