first thing first...ask about the thermostat. When was it replaced. belts.
you should check under the car personally. Check for leaks of any kind. Look for newer parts. Check to see if the control arms look like kdifferent colors. if so then she is not telling you the truth.and might say something about the rest of the car.
otehr then that..drive it, let it warm up and red line. see how it likes it. Also remeber if you are looking for speed e36 318is is not the way to go.
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