how is the BMW e36 318ti?

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  1. HardTech

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    there's one for sale cheap ($3750) near me with 155k miles :hsugh:
     
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    1985 i4 mustang >that
     
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    minus whale look for a 325i
     
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    It is the same wheelbase as the regular E36 coupe. It weighs 27xx lbs. It is pretty much a mirror image of the Z3/M-coupe/M-roadster suspension setup. In other words, it's an E36 front suspension with the entire rear subframe/suspension setup from an E30. With correct suspension and a good wheel tire combo they are just disgusting. An S50/S52 swap is fairly simple and really becoming normal for them. I love mine.
     
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    There's an E36 318i for 3800 that I've been looking at...How are they :noes:

    1992 though :o
     
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    the U.S. Market loathes hatchbacks for some reason. was a success in europe. so, you can get them for cheap here. its' the same reason why the 1 series is only coming in coupe form. kinda sad. i love hatchbacks
     
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    I like hatchbacks too, although I've never owned one :hsugh:
     
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    I think I might go check it out today
     
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    i'd rock it.
     
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    Mjolnir WHM6D > *

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    Decent. Don't expect greatness, but if you want an economical car that's entertaining to drive, and if you don't mind a cheap interior, buy it.

    The manual trans are bulletproof, and the motor is good except for a few leak issues on the front profile gasket.

    Suspension is regular 3 series, which means replace the front lower ball joints every 60K and forget about the rear until it makes noise.

    Expect rattles and broken parts in the interior, and learn to live with it.

    Have fun.
     
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    good job, noob
     
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    They're balls slow and pretty basic, but if that doesn't bother you, then go for it. They make a great platform for crazy ass motor swaps.
     
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    its kinda ugly man
     
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    Get manual seats, manual trans and rotary dial A/C and you're gold.

    Expect to replace window regulators regularly, so when they break ask the mechanic to put them in using 6mm bolts rather than pop-rivets.
     
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    E36 ball joints went a long way towards putting me through college.
     
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    There's a reason why mine had the 1.9L for all of a month after I owned it before being tossed for it's current setup (which is currently being rebuilt fully built.)

    Also....if you get some suspension for it. It is NOT the same as a regular 3 series. Get one that's designed for a Z3 instead.
     
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    318ti.org

    It finally has its own section on bimmerforums....but most of the folk on there are tards.
     
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    I went for a drive with one once that had a 2.8 swap out of a wrecked 328.

    I could not catch him and I was in an M6 with suspension work.
     
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    I'd rock them too, but the 1.8 inline 4 is a dog.
     
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    In my local BMW club there are 8 ti's. 3 are already swapped with 2-3 more being done by end of year.
     

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