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View Poll Results: what car should i gat
a decent e36 with some $$ to spare for mods
an early e46 (selling my great e30) with no $$ for mods
Hi new here but i have owned 3 different e30s ,I love them but i think its time for me to buy a newer bimmer, the thing im wondering for those of you that have driven an e30,e36,e46im really concerned about losing that gokart feeling i love the e30s for the way they handle the road and the ones ive had,i spend the money on to upgrade , and they seem pretty fast ,easily pass most cars on the freeway but i want to go faster and also want to have a car that has potential ,the e30s i seemed to max out the engine (without spending insane amounts ) .im worried about the e36 because they just look like there a big car,i have about 10 to 12 grand only to spend on a used car, should i go for a e36 or should i sell my baby (89 325) which i know i love to drive, and try to get an early e46.i would love to keep it but i guess my question is ....will the increase in power and handling of an e36 make it as fun as an e30 to drive ,or should i sell the e30 and try and get an early e46 if i can afford it (that would leave no $$ for mods) ....i have a hard time believing any car is as fun to drive as an e30..hope im proven wrong
If I didn't love my car so much, I would dump it for an E30. It's so much lighter and more fun to play with than the E36, it's not even funny. Take some serious test drives in an E36 and E46, then decide.
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stick with the e30!
i got a chance to drive david's e36 325 before he sold it and while it was very responsive it just felt less connected to the road as my e34 or e30 does. I have the m30 in my e30 and its awesome. they are great little cars with tremendous balance and feedback!
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Ok. If you are looking for the "gokart" type feeling, and you've owned a couple e30s.....the only more "gokart" type feeling is in the e36.
The e46 is a different body style and smoothness that no old bimmer can touch. The e46 and e90 are more about a smooth ride and comfort. The e30 and e36 is about something totally different.
If you don't believe me, go drive them.
I would have to recommend getting and e36 M3....but if you can't afford that, then I'd have to say e36 328i manual (5 speed). If you can get the sport package (328is, 325is, etc.)...I highly recommend those for an even more of the "gokart" type feelings.
10-12 thousand should get you a decent e36 with mid-miles and money to mod. I just drove an e36 M3 with a supercharger. It had problems, but it was all "raced" out with racing seats and a "Rooz" type shifter. But it was ok.