Originally Posted by motortrend
I was looking for an unbiased opinion on an e36 M3 since I was lloking to see if it would be a good buy. How expensive was it to maintain, if you dont mind sharing? Also, If I were to find a well maintained example with less than 100K miles how much could one cost in maintenance?
When i sold mine with 130,000 miles, it needed a suspension rebuild. Shocks and struts and bushings. Pulleys and belts were noisy. I never had any problem with the car. Radio led went out, climate control needed fixing. All minor stuff. The good would be parts are cheap for me and labor is practically free. I say find a clean well mentained unit, and your good to go. Defenetly alot less problem and maintenace issue than a E46.