M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)General M-Series Discussion - If it does not fit into a more specific M Category above, please place it in here. In addition, previously archived M-Series discussion is located in this section.
I'm thinking of getting a BMW for my next car.... however I haven't settled on which model.
I'm thinking of purchasing a 96-99 M3 Coupe, and I have a lot of questions.
(I can't purchase a 95 M3 because they can't be imported into Canada)
-What should I look out for?
-What are common issues with those years?
-Is there a way to get a spec sheet of what the car came with from the factory based on the VIN #?
-Is rust a major concern with these cars, and if so, where should I look for it?
-What engine/transmission trouble could I expect?
-Are there different suspension, engine or transmission options?
I don't think you're "missing options." If I am not mistaken, the other button location is used for the convertible top up/down control.
That's what my friend thought too..... he has a 95.
Originally Posted by dannyb
'95 not allowed in Canada? When did this happen?
I'm guessing it happened in 06 or this year. When my friend imported his 95 back in 05 it had ** beside it. Now it's under the inadmissible list.
BTW, does anyone have any photos of the two different types of leather seats in the E36 M3? The normal seats are called "Vader" seats? and then there's the "Luxury" seats which were 8 way electronic seats in the "Luxury Package".
If someone has photos of the different seats that would be great!
The red light blinks when the alarm is armed. It's to warn thieves that "HEY THIS CAR HAS AN ALARM. GET A REAL JOB"
The 2 different spoilers look nearly identical to most people. They are low rise spoiler where one is a bit more arched than the other, which is flat topped. The arch I believe was only available in late 98 and 99.
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