thank you for the quick reply. You're definitely on the right track.
If a customer comes in and says they have a E36 525I that's all they will tell me generally. I have no idea of the year, nor will the computer tell or ask me the year. It then goes on to ask what E series (e36, e45 (is there a 45?) etc. Then I'll get what kind of car (4dr, wgn, 2dr) and then onto the engine size.
So basically in this order:
Series / E number / How many doors / engine size.
There is never a place to put a year as it expects me/employees to know such things I guess but as I've worked on/with hondas all my life I have absolutely no idea what year spread an E34 is and what series that covers, etc. It really is an awful computer program we use.
Thanks for your help so far! I've copy/pasted it into a list for me.