Looking at/for E46 convert, what to look for? ~$10K, or E36?
First of all, do you think I can get into a decent (early) E46 for around $10k, or I would I do better to go for an E36?
Were the changes to the early E46, such that I should avoid early models?
Currently, I drive an A4 Avant, how would you compare reliability maintenance, parts, and major repair costs?
I'm looking for a well loved car, lowish miles, with good maintenance history. What specific items should I pay specific attention to on an early E46?
I'm thinking manual transmission, possibly manual top (I think I have gleaned that some are manual - just seems less to go wrong), what other options engines would you recommend?