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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, May-01-2015, 03:37:41 AM   #11
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Default Re: Fear of too little coupe space

Isn't that why they make the M5? So you can play taxi.
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Old Fri, May-01-2015, 03:39:34 AM   #12
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Default Re: Fear of too little coupe space

Become estranged from all your family and friends so that you don't need to ever worry about giving fat bodies or tall freaks a ride in your tiny hypothetical bimmer. As long as you fit in the driver seat, what does it matter?

The serious answer is that maybe you should look towards the e36 m3 as a secondary fun, not-optimally practical car if space is really that much of a concern for you.
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The serious answer is that maybe you should look towards the e36 m3 as a secondary fun, not-optimally practical car if space is really that much of a concern for you.
Oh it will be. But I still wanted to know how well it would do if I wanted to take some buddies up to Seattle with it on a decent road trip. I've got a back up RDX in case I get really concerned about comfort on road trips. But lets be real... It would be more fun in the M3. Well, at least for me.

Just wanted to check how the e36 would do from personal experiences.
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Old Fri, May-01-2015, 11:26:42 AM   #14
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Seriously, if you are planning road trips with 3 friends, the guys in back aren't going to be happy at all. The front guys are going to be fine. Besides, there are no cup holders in back, and next to no room, and the trunk is small too.

If you and 1 other person are going, it's great. It's a smallish car... See comment about M5... You can find a real nice E34 or E39 for $20K...
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If you and 1 other person are going, it's great. It's a smallish car... See comment about M5... You can find a real nice E34 or E39 for $20K...
I haven't done any research on the M5. I'm expecting they're just as costly to maintain. Sounds like I should start doing some digging.
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I can't possibly fathom stuffing an E36 M3 full of adults and calling that "fun". Not by a long shot. Frankly, it would suck for everyone. It will be harsh, noisy, heavy and very slow.

It's not a good road trip car as it is, let alone full of people.

As said, sedan and coupe are identical where it counts. Backseat is very tight.
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Install fixed back bucket seats which will drastically increase rear leg room. Getting in and out of the car will become more difficult though.
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i currently own a E36 ///M coupe, E36///M sedan and a E60 ///M5

i daily drive the M3 sedan and its really comfy. i dont have 4 adults in it often, but when i do its not bad. the M5 is obviously the best option for long road trips but the M3 sedan would do just fine. the M3 coupe is too small for back seat passengers for most trips unless the duration is really short.

just one man's opinion/experience...
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