The most reaible

This is not a quiz .My question is witch is the most reliable 3 series in the early 90 91 92 93 I would really appreciate any comment Thanks TR

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Definitely not the 92/93 - that's the first two years of the E36, which was notoriously bad for build, electrical and body problems.
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Floyd Rogers wrote:

My '92 320i (2.0l, 24v, 6 cyl) has been fantastic 160,000Miles on the clock original engine, gearbox, clutch. Recently needed new rear shock mounts, no rust worth mentioning. Grips the road, cornering is awesome, pretty slick acceleration when required. Paintwork still looks good
Downside? Hmm less than 20 UK miles to the UK gallon around town, will do around 40 UK miles to the UK gallon at high speed cruising. The drivers seat is starting to look very worn, time for a replacement. Odd electrical quirks also needed a new alternator recently. The handbrake has to be one of the worst known to mankind.
Is the E36 the classic all-round BMW, OH YES.
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Roger wrote:

..o kay...

There must be something wrong with it or you sit in traffic a lot.
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Easily done in London. I've seen under 15 on my 528 auto.
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*IN* London? Heck, you can do that *OURSIDE* London on the M25.
;->
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I disagree. My ex '91 320i (e36 of course) was bought with 160 k km on clock and sold after one year and almost 200k km, and it will probably remain the best car I ever had when speaking of reliability, price paid and received after one year and running costs overall.
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It's which, not witch.

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Late E30s are bullet proof. Early E36s weren't built well inside but are mechanically reliable.
I'm not a fan of the 1.6 and 1.8 M40 8 valve engines, the chatter a lot due to (in my opinion) valve guide wear. The later M43 and the 16 valve engines are fine.
Sixes are OK except for dodgy waterpumps on the 24 valve units (easy to replace).
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On Wed, 17 May 2006 11:01:04 +0100, John Burns

IIRC didn't the early E36 316's also had cam belts and not chain drive. Not sure about the 318's.
Dodgy.
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