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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 Thu, Dec-14-2017, 06:07:31 PM   #1
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Default I bought my M3 21 years ago today...

Yep, it’s already that time of year again. And while it’s been a mostly uneventful year, I did do some self-reflection recently as many of my car-guy friends continue to get the latest and greatest toys (cars that are within their respective budgets) and run them at drag or track events.

These cars range from the new Audi RS3 (which even in stock trim is already one badass ride) modified to the hilt (downpipe, no cat, dual injectors, tune, etc.) to run high 10s all day on street tires, a Hellcat with pulley, exhaust, and tune running high 9s on slicks, an E63 with tune pushing over 600HP, etc. etc. And while they’re all certainly sweet rides in their own respect, they just don’t do anything for me in terms of excitement or driving pleasure. Sure, my friends give me endless grief about continuing to drive my “dinosaur”, but quite frankly, my bucket still puts such a smile on my face whenever I’m toe-heeling into 2nd as I take a fast sweeping turn. In fact, for some reason, whenever I see any older ride that is kept in super clean condition, like most recently a gunmetal E30 325is lowered on 17” AC Schnitzers with Sebring exhaust, I get aroused. LOL

I guess I just love living in the past.~
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Default Re: I bought my M3 21 years ago today...

Love these threads. Congrats; buy it a Hoffbrau to celebrate it's drinking age.
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Old Thu, Dec-14-2017, 08:27:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: I bought my M3 21 years ago today...

Congrats Andy, one more year! I agree, still love driving mine too after 20 years. I'm dd'ing an M2, but take out the e36 whenever I really want to feel connected. These are such great cars.
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Old Thu, Dec-14-2017, 09:12:00 PM   #4
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Almost 10 years here. Cheers!
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Old Fri, Dec-15-2017, 04:02:37 AM   #5
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Congrats Andy, one more year! I agree, still love driving mine too after 20 years. I'm dd'ing an M2, but take out the e36 whenever I really want to feel connected. These are such great cars.
Just when I start to get comfortable with selling my e36m, I see a post like this - my situation - go out in the e36m and rethink... I've only got 15 years though - made the mistake of selling my first e36m after 10 years.

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Old Sun, Dec-17-2017, 07:36:50 PM   #7
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I owned my e36 m3 for 8 years before I sold it. It was the car I owned the longest and one that was the most joy to drive. Don't sell if you don't have to.
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So crazy - I remember you posting back when I had my first E36, and here you are, still around years later, now that I'm in my second E36. Hat tip to you, sir - I hope this sucker stays with you forever.
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Greetings folks. I have been lurking for a while, and reading this post
compels me to post for the first time -- I bought my E36 M3 new in
Sept. 1996 and still drive it daily. It has about 88k miles and completely
stock (white with modena interior). Intending to keep it a bit longer ...
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Old Thu, Dec-21-2017, 05:44:58 PM   #10
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Nice, Congrats to the other original owner.... lol
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