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BMW E36 Car Review . . . Part2!

29th August 2007

BMW E36 Car Review . . . Part2!

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This is the second part of the BMW E36 review. As I’ve promised in my previous post (BMW E36 Car Review . . . Part 1), I’m talking about the bad things in the BMW E36. Especially, the parts that are almost guaranteed to fail and how to try to avoid that. Avoiding these failures will save you from calling your dad for a ride back home in the middle of the night!. Now, about these bad factors that I’m going to mention below, I’m not sure if you all are going to agree about them and about which parts will fail more often than the others, but I think the review is fair and that these parts really need some special attention and closer watch.

The last part in this review will be about BMW E36 cost analysis and some advices to new buyers, but I’m not sure if you are going to like this, so I decided to wait and here what you’re going to say? Do you want that last part? I’m going to follow your decision about it :D. OK, I have to admit that I’m being mean (a little bit) for asking this question, but I really want to know if you guys like reading such series of posts or not. So, I will leave it up to you to decide. . . mean while enjoy this post and if you didn’t read part 1 yet, please do.

Oh . . . One last thing, please welcome with me Mark Harris our latest member who posted his information on the Welcome BMW E36 blog readers!. Until now we have 9 members and I hope we will be able to get more in the near future. If you didn’t read that post yet, I recommend you do and post your information as we love to hear from BMW E36 enthusiast like yourself.

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  1. 1 On August 31st, 2007, Andy said:

    I just read BMW E36 review 1 & 2 and now I really wish there was a 3rd. Please publish it, this is awesome. Did you have a rear floor failure? Seats, should I expect the leather to tear in weak spots? I’ll be waiting for a #3…please!

  2. 2 On August 31st, 2007, ricky said:

    i agree with everything u said, i just replaced my waterpump 2 weeks ago when it failed, not cheap :(, and i suspect ill need a new tranny in a couple months and while i do that i might as well get a new engine (98 M3 engine with auto tranny) …. god damn thats gonna cost around 3k for the engine and tranny, and another say 400 for install 🙁

    u should put a donate thing on your page and u never know u might get enough for a E46, start that one 2 lol

  3. 3 On August 31st, 2007, Tony Sticks said:

    Don’t worry guys! I will post it very soon. Thanks Andy and Ricky for taking the time to comment on this. I really appreciate it.

    Andy, fortunately, I didn’t face any rear floor failures. But the seats will definitely need some maintenance.

  4. 4 On August 31st, 2007, Tony Sticks said:

    Ricky LOOL! I need to add this button soon then start preparing for the then LOOOL 😀

  5. 5 On September 14th, 2007, Nick Branco said:


    I just bought my first BMW and actually run into this review before I bought it.

    Now, as a current BMW owner I would like to see not only part 3 but continue reading great articles about the E36 like I have done so far.

    great blog, its in my RSS reader already 🙂

  6. 6 On September 15th, 2007, Tony Sticks said:

    That’s great Nick. I’m really glad that you’ve found this information useful. Please keep reading as I will be posting many useful articles/DIYs in the near future.