BMW M3 E36
Built from 1992 to 1999, the E36 M3 featured a newly designed six-cylinder plant. Earlier models had a 3.0-liter engine with 291 HP. However, from 1995 until the end of production, they used the bigger 3.2-liter motor with 321 HP. Unfortunately, in America E36 M3s had only 240 HP. This was due to strict emissions regulations that crippled the otherwise powerful BMW engine.
Available as a sedan, coupe or a convertible, the E36 M3 was popular. It also introduced new standards in handling and performance. The 0 to 60 mph times were around six seconds. Thanks to the strong chassis, sharp steering and the driving dynamics were perfect.
You can find some well-maintained, accident-free M3s for around $10,000, which is a bargain compared to newer M3 and M4 prices. This is great, considering you will get one of the most legendary performance models of the 90’s destined to be a classic soon.