Originally Posted by rawwl
hello im new to BMW's but know they are amazing cars... i would ideally like to buy a 2 door coupe 5 or 6spd..or an M3... im starting from scratch.. what should i look for? what is a good price range? engine upgrades or engine swaps? turbo possibilities? please advise... all ur help is appriciated.. also, are there angel eye conversion kits for these? led tail lights, interior, and turn signals? please advise... thanks...
You are not going to find an unmodified 6-speed out there in the E36 realm. 5-speed is plenty. Trust me, I almost bought one. They're amazing. You can get a 328i or 328is for less than an M3 and still get ample power. But IMO, you should probably get an M3 if you have the money. As far as what to look for, check out our Knowledge base where Dudesky has written a checklist for things to look for on used E36's. For turbo possibilities, check out our Forced Induction forum or ask NickG, our resident FI man. For angel eyes/lighting, ask habbie, our lighting guru.
Btw, welcome to UB!