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Have You Ever Owned a BMW E36 M3, the 'Worst M3' that Everyone Loves to Hate?

Have You Ever Owned a BMW E36 M3, the 'Worst M3' that Everyone Loves to Hate?

The BMW M3 GT. The good-looking one. Photo Credit; BMW It’s too big, it’s too soft, it’s not special enough. The E36 M3 is everyone’s go-to for the worst of the right-sized M cars, practical and powerful in equal measure. But the reality of the thing is different. In spite of everything, the E36 M3 has made a total comeback in recent years, partially because they’re affordable and partially because the nostalgia generation for it has some money now. People aren’t seeing it as a disappointing follow-up to the legendary E30 M3; they’re seeing it as a light, strong usable, straight-six powered performance car, good for 240 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque. Do you really need to care now that the Europeans got more oomph from their spec engines? Not really. That time has passed. But even on this wave of good will, I just know in my heart that the E36 M3 h ... read more

Texas safety inspection rant/commentary:

Texas safety inspection rant/commentary:

You’d be *amazed* at the unsafe things we see sometimes.-Completely shredded tires. -Serious suspension deficiencies. -Missing lug nuts. -Broken exhaust.-Severely worn brake systems. -Bad power steering systems. Yet, people want to get rid of the Texas state inspection program resoundingly it seems on social media. No, actually it needs to be more strict. Want to challenge me on this? Over this weekend, count how many third brake lights, brake lights, broken turn signals and incorrect colored lights (blue/green/etc, not red=rear, yellow=front) you see. I can tell you, I see a minimum of 5 bad tail light bulbs out every time I go back and forth to work. How about check engine lights? Being in a truck, I can simply peer into a window and see that bright yellow light on (unless they put tape over it lol) So, you want to get rid of the State inspection program? At least its just once a year, and you know when it’s due. You know who will now enforce it? Police officers ... read more

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