I am in the market for a 318i and had a chat with my Indy who services my 2001 325i and 1993 525i (which is what I am replacing).
His advice was; Stay clear of the N42 2.0L engine, Burns Oil, lots of Vanos problems, Get a pre 09/2001 318i with the M43TU 1.9L engine ... bullet proof in his opinion. 200,000km just run in!
2001 E46 325i - Australian RHD
2001 E46 318i - Australian RHD
Last edited by TitanSilverE46; 10-26-2012 at 01:04 AM.