BMW chassis e36 M3 is a very beautiful car, always will be. Getting behind the wheel feels like you are in the cockpit of a Jet-fighter. In 1997 M3 won the competition among Vette C4, F355, Viper GTS,...
BMW chassis e36 M3 is a very beautiful car, always will be. Getting behind the wheel feels like you are in the cockpit of a Jet-fighter. In 1997 M3 won the competition among Vette C4, F355, Viper GTS, Toyota Supra, Honda NSX, C36amg... M3 was named "Best handling car at any price".
Now I will share my knowledge about this car: If you want a CAR, not just Transport - buy BMW. If you want BMW, buy e36 M3, either 1996/97 or early 1998. Later one of 98 & 99 are heavier, have no longer napa leather & need more gasoline 19-26MPG.
95 OBD1 M3 was easier to modify before, but now there are everything for OBD2 as well. 95 M3 has smaller engine 3.0L & it is cast iron, less quality valve/springs, old style ergonomics, has no ASC(Stability Control), 19/27MPG... 96-99 OBD2 has 3.2L Alloy engine built with Forged parts, better head, everithing is digital, ASC, heated seats, better traction, and fuel economy at 20/28MPG - ONLY 96/97 EARLY 98 M3... How to distingush early 98 M3 from later one? Later M3 has three spoke steering wheel, back seat head rests, M-contour rims are heaviest also. Get M3 with forged or M-Paralell rims. Watch history before buyng one, most importent factor is 'How many owners car had', as of 2007 2-3 owner M3 is OK, but 4-7 What you think? Maintenance history is very important. I guarantee you will enjoy owning this cars. Last & not least is to get it with MANUAL transmission, better MPG, Automatics have 11lb-torque less, and REMEMBER to look for 4door M3, they are rare, made only in 97-98.. Sedan M3 looks better than coupe, plus all the rest it's more usefull. BTW sedan M3 weighs same as coupe. Good luck finding good 1996/97 M3/4!!!