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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Wed, Jul-26-2017, 02:56:34 PM   #41
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Default Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

^Yup the same car that also dyno'd 275hp at the crank, which is basically more or less what the high mileage US FBO cars do.
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This video is just clickbait shit made by some frat boy that's got his foreskin in a knot over buying a rusty piece of garbage.
Actually that fanboy is Alex from Car Throttle. A pretty 'famous' YT vlog(ger).
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Old Wed, Jul-26-2017, 04:41:16 PM   #43
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This video is just clickbait shit made by some frat boy that's got his foreskin in a knot over buying a rusty piece of garbage.
Yeah, I can't stand that kid. He made all those obnoxious videos talking trash about E36s after he bought a neglected rust bucket. He complained about having to spend a little money to maintain a 20yr old sports car, yet never bothered to properly tune the engine which he often complained was down on power. And he called the car a "lemon" lol. It sounds stupid to call an old car with deferred maintenance a lemon, although I guess it technically fits the definition.
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Actually that fanboy is Alex from Car Throttle. A pretty 'famous' YT vlog(ger).
I know who it is. He's still an idiot. And I said frat boy, not fanboy.
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Old Wed, Jul-26-2017, 06:11:39 PM   #45
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I know who it is. He's still an idiot. And I said frat boy, not fanboy.
I do agree I'm not a fan neither. Apart from a couple exceptions.

His E36 was a proper lemon and he knew it.
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Old Mon, Jul-31-2017, 11:03:58 AM   #46
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Has anyone checked the prices of the E36 M3s in Japan recently? Especially the low mileage S50B32 cars.
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does this (in your opinion) deter from the "collector" value , aspect?

i've always wondered about that

(this question is for everyone too)
I mean, "yes" but to be fair, I don't agree with the collector's mentality that original is always better.

There are some cheap ones that come up every now and then. This one's pretty sick, wide body and everything:

https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/d...GEAR&fnai=prev
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OMG Yuck
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Haha, what an abomination.
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Default Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

I'm moving to Germany in a few months and a S50B32 M3 is the first thing I'm going to buy.

The market over there seems to be as inconsistent as it is over here, but overall they're more expensive. My budget for one with 100,000km or less is 20,000 EUR, or 23,683 USD.

The plan is to bring whatever I buy back to the states eventually. I just need to sell my 95 E36 M3 so I have cash for a car when I get over there.

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As regulated by the NHTSA, 25 year old or older cars are legal for import into the US.

Let's say a few years from now, some Euro E36 M3 (3.2 S50B32 in particular) are available in the US market as collector cars, as an enthusiast you are looking to collect an E36 M3. There are two choices in front of you:

1) 1998 US E36 M3, Estoril Blue/Dove Gray, 5MT, S52B32, 240HP
2) 1998 Euro E36 M3, Estoril Blue/Dove Gray, 6MT, S50B32, 321HP

Assuming that Euro M3 is legally imported and can be registered. Both cars are in decent condition and under 100K miles.

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1. Which E36 M3 would you buy?
2. How much more are you willing to pay for the Euro E36 M3?

Please feel free to share your thoughts and views on this!
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