Just picked this up to be the yin to our E28‘s yang. And it really is. Compared to the E28 the E36 is refined and a thoroughly modern car (one-touch power windows?!), and we feel fortunate to have both. And in spite of not being our favorite Bimmer design historically (the classic ‘shark nose’ profile of the earlier cars will always be our first love), all in all it’s not too hard on the eyes
Will the E36 displace the E28 as our ride de choix? In a word, no— simply because the latter car continues to provide certain pleasures – visual, mechanical – that the E36 doesn’t. But we think there will be a place – literally as well as emotionally – for both.
Speaking of which, we know it’s been quiet on the E28 front— we hope to have an update on that shortly