so my brother's friend has a m3 engine with transmission and computer sitting in his garage.. im not sure what year it is but im positive its no older than a 97 and has less than 50k miles on it.. he said he'll sell it to me for $2000.
right now i have a nissan maxima but i've always loved bmws... should i get a salvaged, stripped, or theft recovery 3 or 5 series and pay my brother's friend (who is a bmw mechanic) to swap the engines?
if it'll work perfectly, what models are best for it?
if i buy a bimmer with a good engine, how much could i get for the engine after i swap them? lets say an engine, tranny and computer with 110k-180k miles?
any other info that could help me make the decision?