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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 10-31-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Current E46 moving into Semi-Retirement

I changed jobs about three months ago and now commute about 85 miles each way to work. So, I went back to a VW TDI as my daily driver (don't start with the VW inferiority thing... the last one I had went 335k miles before I sold it, all the while averaging 49mpg over its life). The E46, will remain in the garage for date nights with my bride and the occasional snow day that requires the sure footed AWD capability. I love this car and she'll likely have a spot in my garage until she's no longer able to roll. I test drove a few new x-drive versions, but they're just not the same as the E46, so I'll keep a good thing, and pile miles on the VW!


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Yep, she's a 2014 Passat SE TDI, 6 M/T in Tungsten Metallic w/ Black interior. Doesn't handle like the Bimmer, but a nice composed ride for a commuter! Plus getting 47 mpg out of the gate!


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Yep, she's a 2014 Passat SE TDI, 6 M/T in Tungsten Metallic w/ Black interior. Doesn't handle like the Bimmer, but a nice composed ride for a commuter! Plus getting 47 mpg out of the gate!


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Old 10-31-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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When my son got his current job his commute was about the same as yours, piled a lot of miles on his 2007 Rabbit. He wasn't getting your MPGs but it served him well till he upgraded to a 2012 GTI.
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