new to drifting, what Beemer do i go for ?

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  1. finlay

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    hi all

    been into track, hill climbs and sprints but really fancy trying drifting as Driftland is only 15 mins drive from me, so my question is what Beemer do i go for ?

    i ve got my heart set on a compact but what one ?

    1. E46 325, can get one local for £1800
    2. E36 316 with the 1800/1900 engine £ 500 to £1000

    does the E36 have enough grunt to drift or should i go for the 325 ?

    i can always start small and convert the e36 to a 6cyl later or should i just go straight to 325 and save hastle later on ?

    any help is much appreciated in helping me choose

    many thanks

    Finlay
     
  2. Neild

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    Hi Finlay, I have a storage facility next to Driftland and deal in a lot of e36's give me a shout if I can help
    Cheers Neil
     
  3. GB / John

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    Start with something cheap, a e36 323,325 or 328 can be got as cheap as £500, or £1k for decent 1 with some mods. Forget about a 316, not enough power to pull ya foreskin back nevermind do a skid.
     
  4. finlay

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    Cheers Neil, do u have any compacts for sale ?

    Finlay
     
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    e36 or e46 328i is best bet
     
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    No matter which one, get an 6 cylinder. If the engine is right, the e36 gives you more feedback and it's a little bit cheaper to mod.

    PS: I still don't get the UK prices really. The e46 is lots more expensive here in Germany. For the price of an e46 318i you can easily get an e36 325i.
     
  7. finlay

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    Thanks dude [emoji106]
     

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