98' bmw m3

Mar 05, 2010 @ 03:51
can someone school me on this M3 model, I don't really know much about M3s in general but I've always been a fan of this body style, and I'm debating about looking for one for a daily driver

Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

Mar 05, 2010 @ 03:58
good cars, won best handling car of the year for 1997 (same model)

definitely get a prepaid inspection them and the cooling is something you want to worry about. check out bimmerforums, lots of information there

Melo Gang All Day

Mar 05, 2010 @ 10:08
95's are actually the worst as their suspension components aren't as beefy as the newer ones and the steering ratio's are slightly different giving them a 'twitchy' feel during on the limit driving.

For the '96 model year they bumped the displacement up to 3.2L which netted a gain in torque of 15ft-lb (to 240 total), and the suspension contains all the upgrades to remedy the previous complaints.
Mar 05, 2010 @ 15:03
The 95 used to be considered the best cuz it was obd1 but tuners have worked around the s52's obd2 engineand found it just as good with mods

Melo Gang All Day

Mar 05, 2010 @ 16:18
My dream car in highschool

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

Mar 07, 2010 @ 13:08
Appreciate it DohteM.

I have a 95. The 95 is the OBDI model.. 96^ Is when they changed over to OBDII. OBDI is much better if your planning on boosting in the future. But like someone said its not as big of a gap anymore. 95 Still has a little bit of an upperhand. OBDII's are a little more torquey. The handling on all e36 M's are outstanding. BUT your looking at a 12 year old car. If its stock suspension. Your first thing to do is save up for shocks. Mine were actually in good shape but I slapped some Bilstein coilovers on mine so I could slam it to where I wanted. You won't be disappointed though. Espesually with the prices dropping so much now. I don't feel like typing up all of what to look for but google "Looking to buy a e36 M what to look for" and a ton of threads will show up from bimmerforums & bimmerfest.
Also I don't know what car you currently have but be prepared to pay for everything. Maintaintence or repair.
Here's a good site for info on pretty much step-by-step how to's. Along with the parts you need for sale. And some general info.:

What color you looking into? Does the car have a site for it, like autotrader or whatever?
I'll post some pictures up of mine in the 'post your car' thread.
If you have any questions or wanna BS about the car. Post it up in here or PM me.
Mar 07, 2010 @ 13:42
I <3 e36's
Mar 07, 2010 @ 14:16
Go to YouTube and type in "e36 m3 pre purchase info" and there's a four part video that'll tell you just about everything you should look out for when purchasing a m3.
Mar 08, 2010 @ 21:38
I miss my E36
Mar 09, 2010 @ 05:00
I miss my E36

E36 r fucking sick
Mar 09, 2010 @ 19:57

There's a great checklist for you to check out.

they happen to know a lot about bmw's, especially e36s. Probably the most highly regarded BMW shop in the bay area

Melo Gang All Day

Mar 10, 2010 @ 01:55
thanks for all of the info, but does anyone know if an M3 will do well in the snow? I live in Michigan and I know I can handle rwd in the winter

Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

Mar 28, 2010 @ 11:53
When I move I drove from Pittsburgh to South Carolina through the worst Ice blizzard of the year this year. Sould of been an 8 hour drive but it took 14. But it fuckin made it. ..But no.. They suck in snow. Any rear wheel car with a good amount of torque will suck in snow. But as long as you put winter tires on and know how to drive in snow I think you can drive almost any car.
Mar 29, 2010 @ 16:23
Their good cars, my favorite model is the e46.. parts are expensive tho if no CPO.
May 10, 2010 @ 09:55
Very nice car just an expensive upkeep
May 14, 2010 @ 09:10
great year, great car
May 17, 2010 @ 22:21
Good car. Mods will be expensive though.
May 18, 2010 @ 03:10
it's an automatic vert, i would steer clear anyways.

but it's prolly a salvage title

Melo Gang All Day

May 24, 2010 @ 12:08


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