Thanks, that is a strong second for the E36 M3. I was talking to a mechanic at the Fife, WA BMWnorthwest dealership and he had similar comments/thoughts... of course when I talked to the salesmen they thought the E46 was DEFINATELY the way to go. Funny, being that they don't carry the E36s anymore.
My 325is was a 1994 and I had very little trouble with it up to 164k miles. The only thing I would have liked to change to the functional design was the steering wheel size, I always thought it was a little too big. But the 1999 has the smaller diameter, so right now that sounds like the right car...
I had one guy mention to me that it is 'easy' to get 305bhp out of a E36 M3. That must be with a chip replacement and what else?
1988 Nissan Pulsar: Issues...
1994 BMW 325is: R.I.P.
2002 Subaru Legacy GT Limited: Wife's
1988 Nissan Pulsar: Resuscitated
???? M3: Coming Soon!!!