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Old 10-31-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
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wats ur mileage so far? have u had any real bad problems

our bmw only has 20k+ so no idea how other e46 performs.

anyone here have high mileage? how many big problems did u have so far
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Old 10-31-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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15000 miles, engine is vibrating at idle, vanos is making weird ticking noise, car sounds like its running on diesel at idle.
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:08 PM   #3
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May 02 build date. ~20000 miles. No major problems.
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:22 PM   #4
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01/02 build date. 37,000 miles. No problems.
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:25 PM   #5
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5/01 - 28k miles - nothing major, just window regulator (twice) and a rear bulb replaced
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:33 PM   #6
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97000, tranny being replaced by bmw. opt for the cpo warranty
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:33 PM   #7
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2000 328, 3x,xxx miles when traded in
-radio didn't come on when defroster was on. Dealer replaced rear window...problem solved in 1 day
-clutch had weird popping and slipping sensation...I admit it was from a lil abuse but dealer replaced under TSB.
-control arm and bushings went bad after i went over bad roads at 70 mph or after an accident. I cant remember which. dealer replaced in 1 day.


2001 330i, 28,500 miles when traded in
-oxygen sensor went bad after I dove into a pile of snow (it didnt seem that high) engine shut off. dealer fixed in a day and was all ok

2003 330i, put on 500 miles so far (6200miles now)
-brakes vibrating. warped rotors. dealer changed in a day.
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:43 PM   #8
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:50 PM   #9
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~ 35K Miles, Brake Work (Pads)

~ 38K Miles, Window Regulator (Driver & Passenger Front)

~ 44K Miles, Heater quit working, replaced last stage resistor.

~ 48K Miles, Window Regulator (Rear Windows)

~ 50K Miles, Brake Work (Calipers)

~ 54K Miles, Currently everything is going fine *Knock on wood*
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:52 PM   #10
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00 328Ci 67,xxx

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Old 10-31-2004, 04:53 PM   #11
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42k and 0 problems. I know of a guy locally who has 2 BMWs each with over 250k with nothing other than general maintenance. Take care of your car and it will take care of you.
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:57 PM   #12
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All I've done to date (36,400) is replace the Front Brakes & Rotors
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Old 10-31-2004, 05:02 PM   #13
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Old 10-31-2004, 05:41 PM   #14
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Old 10-31-2004, 05:53 PM   #15
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Old 10-31-2004, 06:05 PM   #16
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58000 miles and i tossed my 330ci. once the warranty expires trade it. way too many problems for the price of the car. e46 looks outdated already.
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Old 10-31-2004, 06:19 PM   #17
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58000 miles and i tossed my 330ci. once the warranty expires trade it. way too many problems for the price of the car. e46 looks outdated already.
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Old 10-31-2004, 06:21 PM   #18
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Old 10-31-2004, 06:36 PM   #19
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guy is a troll anyways
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Old 10-31-2004, 06:44 PM   #20
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8/01 with 57,000 miles.

- Replaced thermastat
- fixed vibrations cause by HK subs (3 time)
- fixed window trims (2 time)
- air bag light cause by passenger seat belt sensor (2 time)

At least nothing major with the engine.
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