The Truth About Cars » E36 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » E36 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Digestible Collectible: 1995 BMW 318ti http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-1995-bmw-318ti/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-1995-bmw-318ti/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241633 Last week, we looked at a bunch of hot hatches — or, at least, hatchbacks that were hot back in the day. Those cars lost some luster over the years. Though, if they were clean, they’d clearly still be desirable. Today, rather than from Japan, we look to the country that brought us the original hot hatch. […]

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Last week, we looked at a bunch of hot hatches — or, at least, hatchbacks that were hot back in the day. Those cars lost some luster over the years. Though, if they were clean, they’d clearly still be desirable. Today, rather than from Japan, we look to the country that brought us the original hot hatch. […]

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Today’s Most Over-styled Car Is … http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/todays-most-over-styled-car-is/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/todays-most-over-styled-car-is/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197210 I recently started to think about automotive over styling. This is because many of today’s cars are styled to the point where you wonder if they had some contractual obligation with the supplier to put in as many unnecessary curves and creases as humanly possible. This all got started when I walked by an E36 […]

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I recently started to think about automotive over styling. This is because many of today’s cars are styled to the point where you wonder if they had some contractual obligation with the supplier to put in as many unnecessary curves and creases as humanly possible. This all got started when I walked by an E36 […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: The Ultimate … Machine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/crapwagon-outtake-ultimate-machine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/crapwagon-outtake-ultimate-machine/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:15:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1050441 Insert your own preferred derogatory descriptor in the title. The E36 M3 – lauded as a wonderful driver’s car, yet derided as a watered-down car unworthy of the ///M badge. Built in reasonably high numbers, this M3 will never be as collectible as it’s predecessor, the Mighty E30, nor as beastly as the E46. I […]

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Insert your own preferred derogatory descriptor in the title. The E36 M3 – lauded as a wonderful driver’s car, yet derided as a watered-down car unworthy of the ///M badge. Built in reasonably high numbers, this M3 will never be as collectible as it’s predecessor, the Mighty E30, nor as beastly as the E46. I […]

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Piston Slap: Need a “Hans and Franz” ABS Workout? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/piston-slap-m3-needs-more-hans-and-franz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/piston-slap-m3-needs-more-hans-and-franz/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:25:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454647   Craig writes: Sajeev, Some time ago I purchased a 1995 (E36) BMW M3 as a project car. Mostly I have limited myself to bringing the maintenance up to date. I have a more than averagely equipped workshop and can find my way around a car pretty well (I have even built my own Brunton […]

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  Craig writes: Sajeev, Some time ago I purchased a 1995 (E36) BMW M3 as a project car. Mostly I have limited myself to bringing the maintenance up to date. I have a more than averagely equipped workshop and can find my way around a car pretty well (I have even built my own Brunton […]

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Piston Slap: E36, The Immaculata! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/piston-slap-e36-the-immaculata/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/piston-slap-e36-the-immaculata/#comments Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:37:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451667 Robert writes: Sajeev – My wife drives a 1998 328i that we bought new for her- it currently has 64,300 miles on it. She drives it more or less daily (just not very far) so we couldn ’t just get rid of it; it would have to be replaced. I call this car ”The Immaculata” […]

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Robert writes: Sajeev – My wife drives a 1998 328i that we bought new for her- it currently has 64,300 miles on it. She drives it more or less daily (just not very far) so we couldn ’t just get rid of it; it would have to be replaced. I call this car ”The Immaculata” […]

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New or Used: A Flip of the E36 Coin http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-or-used-a-flip-of-the-e36-coin/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-or-used-a-flip-of-the-e36-coin/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 23:43:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399127 Danny writes: Dear Sajeev and Steve, This is not necessarily a purchase conundrum, but I hope that you’ll help me anyway. I’m currently the owner of a lovely, well-kept 1998 BMW 323is Coupe (E36) that comes very close to fulfilling every automotive need of a frugal 24-year old single guy living in a big city—it […]

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Danny writes: Dear Sajeev and Steve, This is not necessarily a purchase conundrum, but I hope that you’ll help me anyway. I’m currently the owner of a lovely, well-kept 1998 BMW 323is Coupe (E36) that comes very close to fulfilling every automotive need of a frugal 24-year old single guy living in a big city—it […]

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