i love mine. picked it up from a friend in July 2011 with 200,000 miles, and it's up to 207,500 now. the straight six is really great engine, and the sound it makes at WOT is just awesome.
and one i snapped a picture of during a trip to Lime Rock Park:
welcome to the layer cake
However, a resourceful enthusiast could probably score one for next to nothing from someone who swapped to an M3/Z3/Z4 rack. Here's a 328is rack for $75: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1886002
Hey TCL, long time lurker first time poster. Good thread
I love everything about the car except the transmission. My particular model is an Alpina "Switchtronic" which is a conventional auto with push button shifting. Pretty cool technology at the time and actually more fun than it sounds, but I'm looking into a manual swap
Video walkaround: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve_jcklrgCc
I see them on ebay.de pretty regularly, but they don't usually ship to NA. I'm not sure if they can be sourced more locally. I'd love to have a backup since it's so low and just a matter of time before I collect a racoon with it.
Splinter - Team Post-Killing Ninja
I don't practice llanteria
I love them but I could never live with the steering wheel. Any upgrades that keep the airbag? Not that a 13-18 year old airbag would be that great. Well there are some 18 year old airbags that I'd love to cushion my face at a high rate of speed, but that's neither here nor there.
TCL pearl #452: You cannot name a car that would not be improved with a LSx engine.
Appears to be stick, and for sale:
Dan, what headlights are those and how did you wire the city lights?
DD: 2012 GLI with a friggin' plaid roof.
Gone but not forgotten: 2010 Golf 2.5
Summer fun: 1995 M3
Former E36 318i driver and self-appointed Chairman of the Momentum Preservation Society.
I just bought a nicely kept 1997 M3 Sedan. Its in amazingly good shape, never seen a winter despite living all of its life in Vermont. Everything except the radio works, has a few light mods (drilled rotors, bilstein shocks, wheels). Only issue I had originally is that its an automatic, but for my purposes (daily driver in city traffic, occasional baby hauler), I kind of like having it. Has 136k miles, and I bought it for $5900, which as far as I can tell is a very decent price.
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