What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Honestly, is This a Terrible Idea? (192k 540i)

I am in the process of looking for a new (to me) vehicle. I had a very clean E36 328is which was totaled in November. I am finally in a position where I can look for something to replace it. I would like another E36, but it is challenging to find one in decent condition in New England. Alternatively, I am considering an R53 Cooper S. However, I just discovered this.


It’s currently listed on Craigslist for $5,995. It looks like it has been extremely well maintained. And the Carfax indicates that it has only had three owners, the dealer being the third, and the first two each kept the car for quite some time. But the mileage is far from low... Any thoughts? Would this be a nightmare?

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