Well, here we are folks, back in class at E36 Problems 101.
Exhibit A: the saddest BMW pic you'll ever see:
Exhibit B: the infamous plastic radiator neck failure:
I just pulled into the parking lot at the mall, and I see white smoke coming out of the hood. Glance at the temp gauge, and yup, it's shooting up. Shut down the car, coasted her into a parking space, and called a wrecker. Behind me is about a 120ft trail of coolant on the ground, so I'm guessing I got it fast enough that nothing else got damaged. And I was just thinking about replacing the radiator next month. Good thing I was within city limits; the tow back to my house only cost me $65 . . still, that 65 bucks I'll never see again