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    Hey iv just joined up here as im thinking about buying a bmw e36 coupe, either a 116 or 118. thinkin it should be a step up from my saxo vtr lol haha. as much as i love it, i want something a bit more classy lol.
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum Jaytee, If you can get try getting a 318is (the 16 valve one in other words) good engine and car, quicker than the 316/318 8 valves
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum Jaytee,

    Nice choice of cars... You may even want to consider a bigger engine but 4 door... they seem to be even greater value for money. Especially if you intend on using the back seats frequently ... ... For passengers obviously
     
     

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    cool thanks for the advice, just gonna be lookin for the insurance tbh gonna be turnin 19 in two months so will be looking to buy then.
     
     

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    No worries. I just thought I'd mention it because when I bought my 318is coupe ( 16 valve ) 140 bhp I didn't actually realise that BMW did so many different size engines.

    Insurance will be higher on a coupe. So you may be able to buy a 4 door for less money, that has a bigger engine, ( 2.0, 2.5, 2.8, ) and spend less on insurance... Result. The 2.0 litre is 6 cylinder and 150bhp, straight 6 sounds rude.

    Be interested to know what difference the insurers will quote

    316=102bhp, 318 8v=115bhp and 318is 16v=140bhp ( This was fun )

    Hope this info helps
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum mate.

    You cant go wrong with a decent E36.
    Like they guys say, if you can afford it, get the 318i 16v.

    Very little difference in insurance I would guess but a big step up in performance.
    Theres a good buying guide on here for when you actually start looking
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    No worries. I just thought I'd mention it because when I bought my 318is coupe ( 16 valve ) 140 bhp I didn't actually realise that BMW did so many different size engines.

    Insurance will be higher on a coupe. So you may be able to buy a 4 door for less money, that has a bigger engine, ( 2.0, 2.5, 2.8, ) and spend less on insurance... Result. The 2.0 litre is 6 cylinder and 150bhp, straight 6 sounds rude.

    Be interested to know what difference the insurers will quote

    316=102bhp, 318 8v=115bhp and 318is 16v=140bhp ( This was fun )

    Hope this info helps
    Sound advice that mate i will look into it now, its just i really do prefer the looks on the coupe looks a lot slicker but i could live with four doors for the extra kick i suppose lol.
     
     

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