you can find earlier model e36s for as low as 4k, but they usually have some issues. Also, the 92-mid94 e36s have weaker subframes fail prematurly.
<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>