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#1 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 11:39 PM
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Thumbs up New guy, looking to buy a e36

Just thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm new here, stopping in to buy an e36 coupe and hopefully learn a little about maintenance, simple diys.

Any issues I should look out for? I know about the coolant and electrical issues, as well as the RSM problems. What kind of reliability can I expect? Finally, is $3500 a reasonable amount to spend on a clean obd-1 325? I'm really looking for something stock and well-taken care of, not modded or otherwise molested.

thanks for any words of wisdom you'd care to offer!
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Thanks! I'm no stranger to buying cars... this will be my 15th, but I'm getting tired of spending every weekend wrenching and would prefer something as hassle-free as possible for an aging German car.
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Hi. Welcome to bimmerwerkz

I think you should be to find the car you want at around the price you propose. However, I doubt you'll find one that doesn't need any work done. Best of luck.

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hey there, where are you from? I have an e36 318is, coupe, that i'm lookin to sell so i can get an m3. its a 5spd, dark green metallin with tan interior and black wheel n drivers dash. im in ocean county nj.

the only work i did was add a kn cold air intake, and subs in the back. they can be taken out but i dont have the stock airbox anymore

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Hey, I'm in CT. I'd really rather have a 6cyl, but pm me the info on your car if you like - I'll still consider it.
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i'd rather have a six too...thats why im sellin mine lol. its great and runs awesome, i just want an m3 instead.

its really stock except for the kn cold air intake and the subs in the back with the amp. boston green metallic with black trim. 2dr. tan interior with the black drivers side dash. leatherette. 5spd. 220k miles and is a champ. only things needed replacing were the alternator and im having a new clutch put in right now but its all oem.

ct is a drive from here...youll prob have an easier time findin one up there lol
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