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  1. hi all from bristol lad looking to own a e36 coupe/compact 
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    hi every one thought id bett introduce my self, i recently own a mk3 golf gti great little car kept it in mint condition and pritty much standard as im a fan of the subtle mods or OEM look. unfortunatly had an accident in my car the other day causing quite abit of damage to front end :( been driving four years now 1st accient that was my fault oooop's only had the golf for 6months lol before i that i owned my 1st car which i loved verry much how ever im ashamed to admitt it was a saxo vtr lol so im looking to get a pay out off inshurance due to age of the golf prob wont be much and as im still only an apprentice electrician im not on fantastic money yet so wont have much money for next car but maybe enough to get a e36 coupe or compact. reason i want a bmw now is im 25 so feel its time for a more mature car which looks great as it is standard and wont need over the top mods to look decent so looking forward to learning more about these cars and meeting some you lot thanx louis


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    and the ermmm saxo vtr. and even you saxo haters must admitt i modded it tastfully and it never had lexarse lights lol





     
     

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    Hi Louis 23,Welcome to Bimmerforums.co.uk................


    Glad you've decided to get a proper car although loads would beg to differ,Your other cars look tidy
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Hi Louis 23,Welcome to Bimmerforums.co.uk................


    Glad you've decided to get a proper car although loads would beg to differ,Your other cars look tidy
    lol cheers dude i know what you mean with a proper car tho going from the saxo to the golf was a massive step up in build quality even tho the golf was 6 years older it had loads more than the french shit lol and solid threw out. but im very excited about stepping up from a vw to a bmw this time. looking on the interweb at bm's and i hoping to get somthing a lil like this its a photoshop done on paint brush lol of what i would like to end up with.



    a compact and go for the motorsport edition look with m3 rear lights clear front indicators and lowered also the black rub strips
     
     

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    Be aware that some of the BMW snobs pick on the compact (sorry guys, you know who you are and you do pick on them). Mostly it is those who havent owned one, or have so much money to play with that the compact was never even a considered option. When all is said and done, we can't all afford an M3, and even if we could, there are times when it just isn't practical.With that out of the way, the E36 is still a BMW and is a nice car. The rear suspension is a bit dated, but it doesn't affect the car in any way that is apparent. Plus when mr coupe pulls up at B@Q, you know he will only be picking up a short length of wood. You will be able to squeeze a lot more in a compact than most of the other models, and you wont have to saw things in half.

    It's a capable car and a good choice. Everything in it is tried and tested. 1.9 is the one to go for by choice. Fun to drive and practical as well.

    As someone else said, try for the sportier pack as it is that little better.

    2002 325 Compact Sport ti M-Tec---- A little thanks goes a long way
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo944 View Post
    Be aware that some of the BMW snobs pick on the compact (sorry guys, you know who you are and you do pick on them). Mostly it is those who havent owned one, or have so much money to play with that the compact was never even a considered option. When all is said and done, we can't all afford an M3, and even if we could, there are times when it just isn't practical.With that out of the way, the E36 is still a BMW and is a nice car. The rear suspension is a bit dated, but it doesn't affect the car in any way that is apparent. Plus when mr coupe pulls up at B@Q, you know he will only be picking up a short length of wood. You will be able to squeeze a lot more in a compact than most of the other models, and you wont have to saw things in half.

    It's a capable car and a good choice. Everything in it is tried and tested. 1.9 is the one to go for by choice. Fun to drive and practical as well.

    As someone else said, try for the sportier pack as it is that little better.

    thanx mate so what sort of drop do you recomend on a compact? reason id like a compact most is there alot less common round my way but a hell of alot of coupes. how much you think is a reasonable price for a compact e36?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo944 View Post
    Be aware that some of the BMW snobs pick on the compact (sorry guys, you know who you are and you do pick on them). Mostly it is those who havent owned one, or have so much money to play with that the compact was never even a considered option. When all is said and done, we can't all afford an M3, and even if we could, there are times when it just isn't practical.With that out of the way, the E36 is still a BMW and is a nice car. The rear suspension is a bit dated, but it doesn't affect the car in any way that is apparent. Plus when mr coupe pulls up at B@Q, you know he will only be picking up a short length of wood. You will be able to squeeze a lot more in a compact than most of the other models, and you wont have to saw things in half.

    It's a capable car and a good choice. Everything in it is tried and tested. 1.9 is the one to go for by choice. Fun to drive and practical as well.

    As someone else said, try for the sportier pack as it is that little better.

    I hope so.


    I like the compact but thought when I first saw mine I knew it was the one I had to have
     
     

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    Some real tidy motors there buddy! Best looking saxo I ever saw, no lie in that sentence! And E36, good choice!
     
     

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    Hi Louis
    Welcome to the club.
    Nice motors you once had and good photos.
    I'm sure you'll find plenty of info and help on this forum and have an even better car.

    Cheers

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    Good choice mate

    Would be good to have a fellow Compact Bristol buy owner

    Ive presonally got a 2002 E46 325ti Compact and love it

    Bit different to the coupes that you see EVERYWHERE

    Go for it i'd say, deffinately keep to the subtle OEM look, see you resisted the typical saxo mods

    Not a bad looking saxo tbf
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    Welcome to the site mate, well done for choosing on BMW
     
     

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