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Old 08-29-2011, 12:45 PM   #21
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That combo is def. to die for
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:12 PM   #22
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Nice car...if you buy then you MUST do an auto tranny flush, .
i disagree
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:26 PM   #23
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Except for the transmission and interior, I got that exact car a couple months ago (alpinweiss, sport package, pre-facelift). It looks like a solid car, but it doesn't seem right to own an automatic 330Ci! I waited for weeks, scanning all available sources, and wfound a manual......it's worth waiting for.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:16 PM   #24
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It also has no sunroof and there is a Dinan rear strut bar....
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:58 PM   #25
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That car would be a fantastic deal... If it were a manual. Subtract 1.5k for the shitty automatic trans.

Ultimately a car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #26
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I think the car is beautiful and a good deal. If you prefer manual though, you will forever regret the purchase. When I was shopping for cars, my 2 non negotiable points were RWD and manual tranny. If the auto truly doesn't bother you, then go for it!
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:42 PM   #27
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I dont mind an auto tranny... I really don't care for manual much any more as of right now.... Which is why I don't have a problem buying this car...
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:49 PM   #28
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Auto = no go.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:52 PM   #29
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Auto is fine until it breaks down going limp mode or lose reverse gear. Then regret
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:54 PM   #30
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When do the trans usually start failing?
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:57 PM   #31
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I own a 2001 330 auto, and had no problems with the tranny. What you want to check are codes, cooling system belts, waterpump and then test drive it to see if fcabs are ok.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:58 PM   #32
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The transmission fails immediately. Be patient. Get a manual.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:24 PM   #33
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Waste of ****in time... Its been in a accident seller tried hiding it from me...
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:26 PM   #34
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Smalll accident is ok. No big deal
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:28 PM   #35
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Smalll accident is ok. No big deal
It seemed like most of the left side had been painted... Also steering wheel BMW roundel was out of place and the horn wasn't working... Although it drove very nice and had alot of torque...
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:38 PM   #36
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Must have been a big accident. I am surprised it wasn't totaled.
The horn wire must was damaged. Hard to rewire and fix.
Let this one go and find a proper manual 330ci. Don't cheap out. Finding a well maintained car is more important.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:59 PM   #37
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dude that interior is WWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW. but dang I regret getting my car in auto SOOOOO bad. I want to get an Active autowerke stage 2 for mine but im auto, and I think getting a manual would be to much work and money to convert.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:03 PM   #38
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Yeah how bad was the accident, is the title salvaged? What amount did KBB to take off of the price?
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #39
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Beautiful car, that interior is Only problem I see is that it is missing a pedal.


If the dealer has all maintenance records, it is not a bad price. Also, all stock is good in many scenarios. Maintenance records + all stock car, usually means a responsible PO.

+1 on PPI and subframe check.

EDIT: Accident? Crap. Forget it.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:59 PM   #40
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It seemed like most of the left side had been painted... Also steering wheel BMW roundel was out of place and the horn wasn't working... Although it drove very nice and had alot of torque...
hmm paint and the steering wheel messed up. sounds like an accident and airbag deployed. did you do a carfax on it to see what's up?

automatic and probably an accident....gonna be hard to talk yourself into it now. as it seems you had pretty much done it.
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