Like Rodney Dangerfield, the E36 3-series never got the same respect as did the earlier E30 cars. And while turbo'd, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe M3 may just add injury to that insult.
When Terry Gilliam made the movie Brazil, he created a dystopian alter-reality in which the protagonist attempted to escape his claustrophobic existence through his dreams. Sadly for yesterday's VW Brasilia, there was no escaping its Crack Pipe price, although its seller probably never dreamed it would lose by a wooly 80%. That price may have been a bit delusional, which is a shame because while the Brasilia's horsepower was as skimpy as Rio beachwear, it was still one clean Vee-Dub.