Edit: didnt notice there was a seperate M series section. Sorry for posting in wrong spot. Can a moderator move this to the right spot. Thanks
First post, Car got stolen last wednesday and I've been feeling super depress ever since. My pride and joy was snatched from me, but screw it, life goes on.
I've been searching through classified and on craigslist for a replacement car and find that E36 M3s are priced from 16000-20000 depending on mileage.
$20,000 ones usually have a milage of 60,000 and are 97 and up.
$16,000 ones have pretty high mileage of 100K to 113K and are also 97 and up.
I was wondering which car would be worth it more. The high milage M3s sort of scare me because i'm unsure of how reliable it is. My friend and my sister got a e46 325i and they seem to have no problems with reliability so far but that doesnt mean higher milage = no problems.
If anyone has any input, please feel free to guide me. For those who has a e36 m3, how reliable has yours been and how many milage do you have?
I'm hoping to drive the M3 about 4-5 years so thats around 75000 miles. High milage ones scare me right now because that would mean I would take the M3 to near 200K.
Also, what major services are needed for BMWs with 70K and above? Any costly service can make or break my effort to get the car. Thanks guys