I'm Michael, new to BMW's but fairly proficient in vehicle maintenance/rebuilds.
I'm looking to pick up an E36 vert as a daily driver but the real reason is for a charity rally to Rome in June. Trying to get some buying advice, I know I don't want an auto, regardless of engine size! As for the engine this is my main hang up, I'm put off the 318 due to it missing two pots however there are a number of these around fairly cheap. I'm looking for a 323 but does anyone have any useful comments to help decide? Additionally I've read numerous posts about auto roofs - are they that problematic or should I just opt for a manual roof?
Some other considerations - I will likely cover 15k miles/year and insurance isn't an issue.
Moderators - feel free to relocate this post as you deem necessary, I couldn't find a vert specific forum.