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M3 = :)
By DesmoBob on
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1995 BMW M3 2dr Coupe
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Review perspective: home mechanic/enthusiast. VERY EASY car to maintain if you DIY (note: dealer maintenance = expensive). The '95 is the one to get (if you can find one with low enough miles) because it's OBD I. After '95, it's OBD II (harder to retrieve fault codes for, more expensive to mod power-wise). Known issues: poor waterpump (aftermarket = better); RTABs, rear shocks & RSMs may be worn after only 50k miles if owner drove hard; thermostat may stick open; radiator neck. The M is more solidly built than the regular 3 series. An M3 in "fair" shape may indicate abuse. The M division built this car for one purpose, and it wasn't for grocery shopping.
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Styling, power is decent, handles exceptionally well. There is a large online community that deals with everything from maintenance to upgrading to detailing your E36. (We are not allowed to post links here, though.)
Suggested Improvements
US model has 240 hp, down 40-60 hp from Euro version, depending on the book you read (!!!). Also, the stock headlights are poorly designed. Thank goodness for the aftermarket.
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