Just been browsing though the forum for a while, as I'm picking up a '97 E36 328i SE tomorrow evening.
I feel very reassured, as I'd been led to believe that cars of the Bavarian variety are a bit of a pig to maintain, and many dealer visits are necessary! I prefer to do as much work on cars as I can myself, so it's good to know that such a good source of information is available for people like me who prefer to twirl spanners and curse at inanimate lumps of metal rather than wander off to a garage.
I'm Steve, I'm 33, live in the New Forest, and no doubt going to be asking rather a lot of potentially daft questions. :