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Old 09-04-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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E36 Buying advice

Hi all,


Looking to purchase an E36 and have my eye on a 1997 318is. The car's supposedly got around 143k miles on it. I am concerned about the mileage being high but also concerned about other parts that may need replacing due to age or condition.
- Any pointers/advice on what I should look out for or steer clear of?
- What is the average life expectancy for the 318is engine if, and this is an assumption, it was well taken care of?
- What are the common issues/problems with this model?

Pictures are from the seller's for sale advert. Tell me what you think all opinions are welcome.

Thanks in advance!!!
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