What are your thoughts about 1998 BMW 528i or 2000 BMW 328i. Which transmission is better on BMW, Auto or Manual? Are parts hard to find for a E36 3 Series? Which engine is better from a E36: 1.8L 1.9L, 2.5L or 2.8 L engines?

endless money pits, but standards are ten times better. The 1.8 engine is virtually indestructable though if you take care of it

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