03 325i for a 95-98 m3

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  1. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    Should I? :noes:
     
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    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    I hate taking my 97 M3 in for service -- because they give me a 325 loaner, which, while brand new, is nowhere near the driving experience. So my vote would be hell yeah

    BTW, my M3 is for sale, PM me if you want more info.
     
  3. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    In general, how reliable are e36 m3's?
     
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    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    I've had no problems with mine. I've done all the regular maintenance, plus brakes, clutch and lots of tires.
     
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    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    Very reliable, I have a 99 :coolugh:
     
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    w3fl3x ...yummy...

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    Yep it's very reliable.
    Kind of have to bend over though once you have to replace something. I love my ///M3.
     
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    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    I do everything my self and shop on line. So far so good...
     
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    w3fl3x ...yummy...

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    I try to do most of the stuff myself but i can't always do that cause of the rain and my garage is too small to really work in there.

    I like the e46 body better especially the m3 but i'd take the e36 m3 over an e46 3-series.
     
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    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    Trust me man the E36 will give you 0 issues if you take care of it. And parts are getting much cheaper. I just did my brake Pads for front and rear were 84 bucks and front rotors were 120. I resused the sensors no problem.

    In e36s you need to watch out for
    Water Pump
    Plastic cover for the thermastat
    Radator (necks brake on them)
    Rear strut mounts (just use the E46 m3 cabs ones with Z3 plates)
    And small shit electrical things that are supper cheap to fix.
     
  10. avery

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    how about the e46 M3?
     
  11. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    I had one and blow the motor (2003). I rather sport a E36 that's slower but at least I can drive it around all the time.:naughty:

    I currently have a 99 M3
     
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    I love my M3. Just keep the maintenance up. I have a 95 with 45,000 miles. I have replaced things like water pump, hoses, radiator just a precaution.
     
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    Nice low miles on a 95:)
     
  14. Thayne

    Thayne TRANCE/420 Crew

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    YES!
     
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    Buy the 850 my coworker has for sale and enjoy V12 goodness.
     
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    are you in socal? Im interested!
     
  17. froggums

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    go for it. the M will give you a new driving experience.
     

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