Originally Posted by stefan
Surprised an E36 M3 isn't on here. $10,000 for a clean E36 plus $5K in maintenance = reliable DD that is also really fun to drive. Just don't slam it and it'll be perfectly usable as a daily.
E36 M3 and "reliable" don't belong in the same sentence.
I have no problem with the E36 but I don't delude myself into thinking that it's reliable relative to other used $15k car options. I'd get one myself but I would also have no problem spending an additional $10k+ over the following 5-10 years of ownership.