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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, Jan-01-2010, 01:06:41 AM   #31
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excellent! i just read the whole thing and found all the information very useful in knowing what to look for when picking one up. I have one im going to pick up next week and it sounds like he has all of the bases covered. just have to check if he replaced the rear struts and mounts before they failed... lol Thanks again!
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Quick answer to the overall question: Yes, but do not park it in a tree. Not recommended. For instance, I attempted it on Christmas Eve. Result was not satisfactory. :\
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Old Sun, Jan-03-2010, 05:11:55 AM   #33
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Good post, but I feel like it's a little bit scary. As a person fairly experienced with working on cars, I didn't look too far into the m3's maintenance needs before I bought one. I've had no problem addressing them, but if I would have seen this post I would have probably test driven another S2000 before really going with the m3. I guess what I'm trying to say is it needs more praise.
I see your point, but I think it's really important for people to understand what it takes to maintain an M3 before they buy one. If you don't DIY and or have deep pockets you really don't have any business owning one.

I think the average person would be better off buying something like a Mazda 3 or a Civic Si instead.
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Old Thu, Jan-14-2010, 08:40:33 PM   #34
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Can someone sticky this already? I was looking for it to send to someone and had to search.
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Old Thu, Jan-14-2010, 08:53:05 PM   #35
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wow.. some stolen pics there, and Jeff's car's interior even made it... What forum is that off of?
YEAH BABY!

Speaking of my interior, I really need it to not be 25 degrees outside so I can go replace the cargo nets (finally).

Also - that Imola/Modena is still the hottest E36 M3 color combo I've ever seen.
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Old Thu, Jan-14-2010, 10:21:20 PM   #36
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Looking at those uber clean interior shots reminds me that someone must be completely mad, insane, nuts, out of their effing mind.... to say that the interior sucks in these cars.

I love love love love love the 36 interior... so classy, so sporty, so stylish and just so damn appropriate for the car. What's not to like?
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Old Mon, Jan-25-2010, 11:54:53 PM   #37
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Is this stickied somewhere? - Should be

Nice write up. I've been perusing this site for about 9 months now learning all I can about these cars and what you have written here sums it up pretty well.

It makes me feel good that I must be paying attention 'cause you didn't seem to mention anything I didn't already know about.

I didn't read all 4 pages. I read most of what 5/8&10 wrote. One thing I noticed is that when you mention the cooling system, you don't say much about the radiator and how the neck can crack. As well as mentioning fan delete or going to elec. fan and alum. radiator. Considering this is an issue that unserviced could destroy the engine, you may want to include it. Kinda like you mention the 4 options for the oil pump nut.

Otherwise it appears to be well written and should be stickied. (Could use a spell check too.)
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its in HUGE HUGE letters in my DIY/FAQ thread
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yup, just went and saw that. Haven't looked up there for a while.

Spell Check?
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Old Fri, Jan-29-2010, 02:59:58 PM   #40
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We should make it mandatory that everyone read this post before they are allowed to post in the e36 section for the first time.
yea I asked about an E36 w high miles before i saw this thread, now I know. I'm sure ill get some irritated responses haha. Thanks! great thread
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Discussing Informational thread: "Should I buy an E36 M3?" in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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