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    wont be able to find a e36 with low miles for 2500 without throwing money in it. unless your EXTREMELY LUCKY!
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    I would put it in the reliability range of a 350z they have quirks but nothing g unmanageable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babowc View Post
    I was looking to buy a E46 M3, but didn't want to deal with the headaches..
    Wanted something "luxury" with power, but nothing really fit the budget.

    Kinda torn on what to get right now.
    Don't want to get in another 240sx..

    Been thinking SC, GS, or IS.
    All seems to fit the bill, and I'm not totally unfamiliar with them.
    They're expensive to drive and maintain. Anything luxurious is though.

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    You guys are fucking idiots.
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    I too am a fellow baller. Just the other day i purchased TWO arizona strawberry lemonades and they weren't even on sale.
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    Get an e30!
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    Common problems

    -Listen for vanos noise
    -Heater core leak (and blower motor)
    -Ask if water pump is still currently factory or if it has been upgraded to steel propeller
    -Check for any leaks in radiator
    -Window motors go bad often

    As long as the car has been maintained it should be reliable, but for 2500 you won't get one that you will not be throwing money into imo.
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    Idk I've found some good deals before. I don't think I want a BMW really. The smartest decision I could probably make is to go buy an r18 civic. Around 7k but worth it.

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    an accord coupe would be good man either 6th or 7th gen like the one I had. Best car I've ever owned. Had nothing to worry about, quite easy to work on, plenty of space even for long trips etc. Or civic. Perfect daily drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totyroby View Post
    an accord coupe would be good man either 6th or 7th gen like the one I had. Best car I've ever owned. Had nothing to worry about, quite easy to work on, plenty of space even for long trips etc. Or civic. Perfect daily drivers.
    Yeah I owned an 07 civic. Great car. Super cheap to drive and maintain and fun to drive.

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    My 95 M3 is the perfect balance of fun and luxury I think. I kinda got screwed in the deal with several problems, but after working on it I've realized old bimmers aren't much harder to work on than 240s. Parts are affordable and the car if taken care of is super reliable. Most expensive problem possible is head gasket, and if you just get a 328 you can pull another M50 for under a grand which is cheaper than the head job.


    You tryna' get sideways, bruh?
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    Also, get an OBDI. You won't have to deal with the extra stuff, and you might be able to find one without Vanos and avoid that headache as well.


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