They make great engine swap candidates since the front 1/3 is identical to the rest of the E36s. I’m biased because my late grandpa owned one.
Like Ce He Sin wrote, compact sedans are a niche in Europe with the exeption of Italy, Spain and maybe Portugal as well as many Eastern Bloc countries. The Corolla sedan is still offered as a sedan in Germany at least, the Civic sedan too. Both sell in small numbers.
Just sitting but it felt different. The ui idea is brilliant though, I can’t even fully read the dials in some cars.
American slow is just fine for the rest of the world.
But right now would be the best time to buy a R34 before Americans can get their hands on them. Still a CP.