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    Hi

    Don't currently own a BMW, but want a poss cheapish rwd

    Anyway i know nothing about german cars lol, soo anyway got a budget of 1.5-2k and what something ideally 3 door with around/more power than a saxo vts *hides from the saxo haters*

    Now off to see if theres a for sale section woop x
     
     

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Is insurance an issue? I mean you never ask a lady her age !!! lol

    You wont go far wrong with a tidy E36 318 is or an E36 328 sport but the latter will be heavier on the insurance front but lots of fun.

    Lots of mods to increase power and driveability in both cases.

    AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT SAXO's lol

    Enjoy your car hunting.
     
     

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    im 22 lol dont bother me :p
    insurance can kill but not too fussed nothing over group 16 i guess, was only paying 550 on a vts

    yer handlings another need a really need

    thanks!
     
     

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    e36 coupe is right up your street then, you'll get something nice in your budget, and it's nice to see someone buying their car outright, and realising that old cars don't break down every week.

    I see so many people that now think buying a brand new little hatchback on finance is the norm.
    You'd find you'd easily lose your complete car budget in depreciation within a year, plus have another grands worth of finance charges on top.
     
     

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    Welcome MissH

    I would go for an E36 325 or 328 with that sort of budget, could be an idea to get some insurance quotes first though
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    Welcome MissH

    I would go for an E36 325 or 328 with that sort of budget, could be an idea to get some insurance quotes first though
    Dont think they fall in the right insurance category Joe....



    Hi MissH,Welcome to Bimmerforums.co.uk.........

    With that cash and the right insurance gruop I would suggest looking for an E36 318is...great handling cheaper on fuel
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    Welcome MissH

    I would go for an E36 325 or 328 with that sort of budget, could be an idea to get some insurance quotes first though
    what sort of insurance group are they?

    been having a look on pistonheads quite a few nice ones about

    TheEnd - not a fan of new cars anyway tbh, too much electrics to go wrong.

    thanks everyone!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Dont think they fall in the right insurance category Joe....

    Quote Originally Posted by MissH View Post
    what sort of insurance group are they?
    An E36 325 is insurance group 15, and a 328 is insurance group 16.

    A 323 is another option, at the lower end of insurance group 15. It's a 2.5 engine but its been detuned and comes in a little cheaper on insurance, yet a simple manifold change can give you the same performance as a 325 I think.

    If you find that insurance quotes are too high though, then a 318iS (1.9 engine) would be a great choice. Insurance group 13, I'm 22 and paid £750 for the year fully comp for my insurance. They're nice and revvy in the medium and particularly higher rev range, sound nice (close as you'll get to a straight 6 sound) and pretty good on fuel too - I average 36mpg but have seen as high as 43mpg.
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum MissH
     
     

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    That is soooo damned true. People think 'I have to have a new (ish) car' or I'll have to pay high MOT bills etc.

    Case in point my dear father, drives a pug 307, 50k on the clock and 6 years old. He wants to get rid and get a new one 'because the 60k service is expensive and one of the engine mountings needs replaced'

    I asked where he last had it serviced and the reply was 'the main dealer'. I was on the ceiling! I had sent him to my indie who along with his staff is great and can do most things with most cars to a better standard for less money!

    You will save a fortune and have a better car that is older against a biscuit tin which is new.

    I get a full service and mot at xmas when due and get a further oil and filter in the summer for my 316i se (51) a bmw specialist in southport told me to get the oil and filter done every six months (8k) and it will serve me very well.

    As long as your prepared to maintain and look after your car and are happy with the service history, you will be fine...
     
     

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