I'm trying to get a mid-90's era 3 series BMW as my new car. Right now im driving a 3000gt but ive grown out of my "high school sports car" phase and want something sporty, but more sedan-ish so to speak. So far ive found a few good ones including a 1997 328si with 99k for about $8000. Just wondering what kind of experience any of you have with this era of 3 series'. Also, I've heard from many people that the C class, being the smallest and cheapest of the Mercedes are generally regarded as being shitty in terms of quality compared to the other classes of Mercedes. Does it work the same way for BMW, would it be better to look for a 5 series? thanks.