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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2009, 03:54:00 pm »
it's good to have choices!
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2009, 05:22:55 pm »
I guess the question is.  The first car would be mint - no expense spared.  This car would be great - but has cheap newish tyres on it - because of storage - and needs suspension components .. and possibly an upgrade chip as I hear they do need them.
So I guess I would spend extra coin on this car.. whereas for 20k there is a superb example with 300bhp - reliably - and a meticulous owner with lower kms... hard call - hard call. what's the better deal?
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2009, 05:48:16 pm »
sounds like you want the one that's been worked on  >:D
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2009, 06:06:40 pm »
ha ha,you know what to do!
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2009, 08:19:17 am »
Id go the first one. I dont like the idea of these cars sitting for 3 years.
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2009, 08:08:05 am »
Any updates?
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2009, 08:29:50 am »
Kind of in the wrong section isn't this? :P

Go the first one though!
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2009, 09:06:07 am »
I think either woul be ok. Good to have options, even at 10k, and then upgradign turbos, and suspension the hotted up one seems a good deal. Interesting that no Aussies were interested in purchasing RS2 from NZ, I wonder if their import regs kills this off, as based on that sale it would defiently stack up to do so. Good luck!
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2009, 04:09:13 pm »
He ended up using my interest to spark the sale on a long term interested party.  That guy bought the car straight away.  The cheaper S4 is too far away as I'm in Vic and it is in upper NSW.  Still looking, but have my eyes set on a M3 evo E36 at the mo to look at in the new year.
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2009, 09:23:38 pm »
He ended up using my interest to spark the sale on a long term interested party.  That guy bought the car straight away.  The cheaper S4 is too far away as I'm in Vic and it is in upper NSW.  Still looking, but have my eyes set on a M3 evo E36 at the mo to look at in the new year.

Dont get an E36 Evo, to much stuff to go wrong, VANOS, weaker 6 speed box and they never put out the 321BHP they are meant to have. If you want an E36 M3 go for the 3.0 with the 5 speed box (stronger) and often put out more than the 286BHP BMW claim. Only up side to an E36 Evo is the alloy doors.
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2009, 03:09:13 pm »
can't be hard to fix that.  find a wrecked evo and get the doors :D (some sarcasm intended)
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2009, 03:21:17 pm »

don't see that alloy doors are an upside, especially in a supermarket carpark

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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2009, 03:40:32 pm »
don't see that alloy doors are an upside, especially in a supermarket carpark

A8's are all alloy and they seem to be fine

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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2009, 04:10:40 pm »
He's referring to repairing alloy dings as opposed to plain steel ones!
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2009, 05:39:07 pm »

and I would expect that few A8s are used for the supermarket run!   ;)

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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2009, 09:31:04 pm »
I've heard various pros and cons for both cars.  I drove the 3.0 last year off a yard and really loved it - poor thing was lacking rear tyre tread after I'd had my go in it.  I figure another 40bhp must be a good thing - never heard anything bad about the 6 speed - only the SMG which isn't a consideration.
He has some pretty extensive receipts over the years for the car so will look out for VANOS work - but if all is in good order I don't see it being a trouble maker.

If you know anything bad - with evident links about the E36 evo please reply with them as I'm looking next week.  Cheers Staf
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2009, 12:42:10 pm »
I've heard various pros and cons for both cars.  I drove the 3.0 last year off a yard and really loved it - poor thing was lacking rear tyre tread after I'd had my go in it.  I figure another 40bhp must be a good thing - never heard anything bad about the 6 speed - only the SMG which isn't a consideration.
He has some pretty extensive receipts over the years for the car so will look out for VANOS work - but if all is in good order I don't see it being a trouble maker.

If you know anything bad - with evident links about the E36 evo please reply with them as I'm looking next week.  Cheers Staf

My research was done a number of years ago, my Father owned 2 E36 M3's, both 3.0's. He didnt want a 3.2 as they arent as tough as the 3.0's.
If you do go for a 3.2 make sure it doesnt jump out of gear. Also just because the VANOS has been replace doesnt count for anything, the units can fail as early as 10,000kms.
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Re: '94 S4
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2009, 09:29:59 pm »
Sure - I've heard all this - but apparently the VANOS problem has been hyped by the internet over the years and isn't as bad as the reputation.  Some evos never need the vanos replaced - and apparently the 3.0 also suffers from Vanos failure..
I think you just need to keep a few magic beans in the pocket for the odd expensive problem.  Going to check it out next week - seems to be a good completely standard example with full service history which I will be leafing through.
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