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Old 03-11-2003, 07:12 AM
pentoman pentoman is offline
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The main question you will have to ask is, can you afford to run it?

A low list price is well and good..

BUT, of all the cars I would ever want to have to pay to run, the very bottom of the list (next to an old, mistreated Porsche 911) is a well-thrashed BMW M-car.. especially at 160,000 miles, and /especially/ one that's been autocrossed and modded. Parts are very expensive.

IMO If you want a good (manual) M.. go looking for an M3 that is worth owning, I wouldn't recommend buying this one just because it presented itself. As it's a weekend toy you won't use daily, you're probably best off with a good condition, pref. low mileage one if you can hack the investment.

Bear in mind, if you're looking for a weekend/nice day toy, an M3, especially the E36 M3, doesn't really cut it, it's just a high power saloon(well coupe) - *especially* alongside real sports cars such as the very highly rated Porsche 968.

my 0.02

good luck with whatever you get!

2.5-16v 1990 90,000m Astral Silver
2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black 2nd owner
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