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?
I spent $14k in maintenance and normal repairs in 2010 before I sold it in January. (Spent about $24k over the previous 4 years) Unfortunately, I didn't have the time or the tools to be a mechanic. The car had 87,000 miles on it, and I always fixed *anything* that would go wrong. It was in perfect condition when I sold her for $10,500.
The guy who bought it was a well-off guy from Atlanta who didn't mind spending the money on maintenance, and wanted a cherry, stock E36 as a track car. He says he loves it (as did I).
Here's him with the E36 M3 at a track near Atlanta: