Yay somebody who agrees on the E30! I have driven a few myself, and know people who swear by them.Ive had a couple of older BM's, the E30 3 series is a great car and very reliable ive had three of those with no problems at all.
Also had a 95 5 series cant remember the E name but was a 516se, yes it was underpowered but never had one issue in 5 years of ownership and it had 100k on it when i bought it and 160k when I sold it! I even sold the 18" BBS wheels for 1k from it when the car only cost 1,200 so car cost me £200 for 5 years, now thats cheap motoring!!
have a PT cruiser now and that a different story..
The E36 are newer, but they are more of a headache. the 5 series were decent, just dont get a V8 haha.