yah better roads are a must.
I also forgot which tires the car was on, damn crappy allseasons. oh well, the old reflexes didnt let me down.
and in terms of e36 vs e30, the e36 has a much more advanced rear suspension, but it weighs on average a lot more than an e30. so it really comes down to driver skill and confidence. In a straight line im screwed, but hand me a few corners, and i can catch up.