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Old 10-28-2008, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone! new guy here. I have a grasp on a 1996 Arctic Silver 328iS with black OEM rims and H&R suspension system.

Couple things wrong with it: the 2 front grills are missing and the nose panel might need to be repainted. Other than that it's in excellent condition with only 132k miles. I think that's good for its age!

After I get my financial situation sorted out, I might be able to do a full trade-in of my 1998 Ford Explorer Sport.

I'm just introducing myself and getting to know more about the E36 generations. If there's anything you would like to warn me about or something, let me know!

I'm 21 and a hard-on auto fan. I have done auto modding and tuning to my own cars. Don't trust them shops and never will.

EDIT: the car can be seen here: 1996 BMW 328iS Arctic Silver Heated Seats
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There is a lot on the E36 section in these forums
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Welcome to the forum. Good luck.
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Do it! Welcome to the forum! The car looks great, although my personal preference would lead me to change the wheels to something other than black.
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Thanks guys! Yeah, after a bit of researching, I might end up getting the bimmer soon enough.

However, a couple of people warned me that bimmers can be expensive to service. Is this really true with you guys? Again, I do the work on my own.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry for double posting, but how good are bimmers in the winter?
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Being rear wheel drive, they don't track well in snow unless they have a limited slip differential. Even then, they are challenging.
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As for maint on bmw 96' E36 I'm not quite sure however, there are alot of E36ers aroud that will know. As for winter driving RWD is deffinatly a chalange for traction. Get snow tires if you get really bad weather in you area ie. snow and black ice. Of course best advice drive carefully and reduce speed. Have fun.
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