We can't help but use this time of year to look back at the days before and reminisce about friends who are no longer in our lives. For The List, Jessi and Patrick were often joined by a little, red BMW 3 Series that, at times, felt like a third host of the show. Having been bought used for just a thousand bucks, the red BMW proved to be surprisingly durable. Through jumps, dunks and monster trucks, it remained our little trooper 'till the very end, and on the way taught us all how important a faithful four-wheeled companion is to the life's work of completing one's automotive bucket list.

For our last episode of The List in 2013, we give you The Red BMW - A Retrospective.

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      DWheatley
      • 1 Year Ago
      This story is so sad. I had a red '95 325 sport that looked much like this one and still regret selling it. I'm not sure how real car people could destroy such a car in this way and seem to enjoy it. As Jessi said, it could have given someone another 100,000 miles of great transportation. From the days that BMWs were real drivers' cars.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DWheatley
        Ditto. I had a E36 328i in college that I picked up with 120k on it. It was a blast to drive when I wanted to fly through my local backroads and a comfortable 30 mpg sedan when I just needed it as transportation. Drove it everywhere ALMOST flawlessly (BMW still had really crappy cooling systems in the 90s). 4 years later it finally blew its headgasket with 235k on the odometer. Unfortunately I was in a tight spot at the time and wasn't able to make the needed repairs so I had to sell it. To this day it was still by far the best car I ever owned though, no other car was able to do everything as well as it could.
          DWheatley
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          Yeah, I had a 328i as a second car, after I had traded "up" to an E46, and for the most part enjoyed the 328 more. They had much better steering and a certain heft that later models don't. I'm not saying they were perfect or anything, but they were drivers' cars. By comparison the current models drive more like Honda's - not bad but just not as manly.
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugh. That was a nice E36. Totally dumb.
      damienreiduae
      • 1 Year Ago
      Distracting armpit tattoo.
      ilovepartygirls
      • 1 Year Ago
      **** this video. BMW E36 were great cars and deserve respect.
      ilovepartygirls
      • 1 Year Ago
      Eff the list and Eff this video. The BMW e36 was a great series and deserves respect. What a waste, and I'm pretty sure the original owner wouldn't have agreed to sell it if he knew what was going to happen to it.
      Max Bullo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Such a shame...I had 4 E36 in my life among sedan,coupe and Touring, always bought used and they gave me so many satisfaction, i can tell the E36 remain the most desirable 3 Series ever made in terms of handling, driving and body style, I would have been much less sorry if they would have taken an E46 or even an E90 but the E36 please no, is getting even difficult to find a good used exemplar in good conditions today.
      svntsvn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Try some make up Jesse
      Jamie Houk
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a waste.
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      The previous owner is probably tearing up watching his baby destroyed publicly, for the pleasure of others, and regretting selling it to them.
      ze_german
      • 1 Year Ago
      The E36 may get less attention than the E30 which came before or the E46 which came after, but it's most certainly an unsung hero. From a handling standpoint, the E36 is superior to both, and anyone who has owned BMWs will agree. If you want to have buckets of fun in a car, buy an E36.
      Mike
      • 7 Months Ago
      A pretty Woman who is the perfect Lady to meet and enjoy her knowledge and personality.
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