Before I got my first job and could afford to buy the car of my choice, I wanted the E36 coupe. Always thought it was one of the very best looking cars BMW have produced. A real drivers car, RWD, 50-50 weight distribution, a masterpiece of German engineering.
I am on to my 4th BMW now, once you have driven one, why would you buy anything else?
Full car history: Renault 5 --> Ford XR3i --> E36 318iS --> E36 325i coupe --> E36 328i Sport, E46 330D.
Just bought the 330D (184bhp version) but have put a tuning box on it, and looking to sell the 328i Sport. 328 is an amazing engine, 30+ MPG, and 0-60 in 6.5 sec, will be sorry to let it go.