This is probably a popular debate, but I'm after more advise.
I joined recently, in anticipation of buying a diesel beemer, but have typically changed my mind, and decided to go for a petrol instead. Being a keen driver, it seems the right thing to do.
I personally prefer older cars, I own a mk2 Golf GTi and love simple mechanics and an involving drive.
Was very close to buying a 330ci but am now having the dilema as to whether to go for an e36 328i instead, for the reasons explained above.
As far as I can tell; They both have fairly similar performance, fuel economy and running costs, but from what I have read the e36 is less refined and as a result a more involving drive.
Am after some advice as to which one to go for. I want power and driving pleasure as the highest priority really, I'm used to not having anything too luxurious! I get the feeling that if I got an e46 I would find it too clinical and 'new' feeling, if that makes sense.
How do the two cars compare?