Thought i'd sign up and say hi! as I've just bought a new car for the better half today a 1998 BMW 316 Compact (E36) in solid black with FSH, 75k on the clock, Borbet alloys and overall cracking condition for the year. It was the first time i had driven a compact (had only ever driven a 320Ci and a 330Ci before) and was quite impressed with it's handling on the twisties - would probably put my C70 T5 to shame! lol!!.. it's not the fastest car out there but the engine seems quite torquey at motorway speeds and it's a good step up from her previous car (Ford Ka!) lol!..
I think we'll be looking at changing the orange indicators (front and side over) as well as changing the rear lights to the more modern looking white and red items.
Here's some pics (not the best as i think they were taken with a phone! lol! - i'll post better ones if it ever stops raining and if i can crowbar her out of it! lol! as she's away shopping just now!):
and here's one of my C70 T5 for good measure lol!: