I am looking into getting a bimmer for a daily driver that i could have some fun cruising in (cruising means maybe breaking the speed limit when i get the urge but don't say anything). I love the sort of boxed-front of some of the older BMW cars like the E36 and the E34 and maybe even the E30. I want an all around car...and i'd think the roomier the better but why is it that the E36 seems to be the most popular. And what do you guys think about the 7 series in the same years? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance guys PEACE
my thought on this is the e36 is more popular because its newer, and its more of a luxory car than the others. while still as sporty, if not more so. its got more amentys
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im so hardcore. i dont even have cup holders
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I live in NY, and i have a problem finding 7 series cars. So i think i'm going to either look farther for a 7 series or get a 5 or 3. you said that the e36 was more luxury, but isn't the 5 supposed to be more of a luxury car? and what are the main differences between the cars in the 5 series...and the differences in the 3 series. Like is the 318 jus a smaller engine compared to the 325? or is the 525 a smaller engine than another 5? Basically is the engine the only thing that determines the model number?
Can you guys be alittle more agressive with your opinions, i've read some posts and you guys collectively seem to be really supportive. That's good in a way but with some people (i.e. me) i need to be really SHOVED into the right direction haha. I guess i'm too hard headed, i need to see some force people. C'MON show me how much you guys love your bimmers!!!!!! TELL ME WHAT YOU GUYS THINK...not what you guys think others will agree with.
What would be the estimated horsepower levels of the E34 and E36 in the different sized engines? I mean alanh said that the 318 isn't that different but that's .7 cubic inches...round that up to a whole cubic inch and that seems like a lot to me (i am from the school of thought that utilizes the size of the engine to determine how much easy power is attaibable from an engine).
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