Originally Posted by brien4787
kevin, i dont see how you think an e36 will last longer than an e30... : p
Generally cos the e36 is newer you'd expect it to last longer - but I know what you mean, the e30 is, in a lot of peoples minds a superior build and the pinnacle of BMW 3 series cars. All I can say is that people all have their own opinions, and you really need to go with what your heart or your wallet wants, the choice is yours.
In the end I think you will be happy either way. E30 to me = a classic BMW that looks and handles great. E36 doesn't generally float my boat but if you look up a couple of posts you will see a prime example of how an e36 can look the fucking bomb (delorients), that is one e36 I would be proud to own.
Just take your time and buy what ever suits you man. In the end you may have to weigh up finances against what you perceive as your perfect motor but remember there's always another day and another BMW.
-I look at my 523 as a step into the world of BMW ownership that for 15 years I longed for - It's not perfect but it's a great car and I now have the choice of either
a: tuning her
b: trading her for a better model
Who knows which way i'll go???? I don't yet!!!