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Old 10-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #51
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My Ride: '12 135i Dinan S2
Originally Posted by EverydayGetaway View Post
The great thing about the E36 is that the interior is really easy to swap out, my last 318 came with hosh-posh interior, I found a wrecked 328i with black leather sports seats and bought all the seats, all door panels and the center console for $200 I definitely love the E36 interior, people bitch about it but it's all about maintenance, as long as you're not lazy it's just as rugged as the E46's interior and I definitely like the layout better, it feels like a cockpit, it's all very clearly set up around the drivers seat, I love that.

You're exactly right about the cockpit thing. Even though all of the cockpits I have time in are pretty lame (single engine, piston aircraft), the e36 really does feel like the cockpit of like a fighter jet or something. I love how everything is canted towards the driver. All the buttons/knobs are the perfect distance for my arms and the seat really hugs me. As long as it doesn't have that wood grain from the lux package, I really find the e36 interior much easier to maintain and clean and keep looking 'new.'

Past: 1999 Techno Violet Metallic M3
Present: 2012 135i DCT Dinan S2

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