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Old 12-23-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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What do you guys think about 330xi?

I have been searching for 330i in sports package for year now. Could not find one for reasnable price. Recently found one 2003 330xi sports package one owner car in mint condition with 65k for $11000.
What do you guys think about 330xi? Do they come lowered?
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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check maintenance records and xi are usually high, any pics of the car?
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:57 PM   #3
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Nope, they all come with the same suspension, even sports packages. But it can be lowered. They do have more parts that will go bad (mainly front cv boots and rear springs), but i love mine.

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Old 12-23-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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check maintenance records and xi are usually high, any pics of the car?
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:21 PM   #6
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65k for $11000? If I didn't have one already I'd buy it in a heart beat!
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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65k for $11000? If I didn't have one already I'd buy it in a heart beat!
I second that. Decent price if its in good shape!
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:12 PM   #8
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I have been searching for 330i in sports package for year now. Could not find one for reasnable price. Recently found one 2003 330xi sports package one owner car in mint condition with 65k for $11000.
What do you guys think about 330xi? Do they come lowered?
That's a good price for those miles depending on records and options.

I have a 2002 w/93K miles.

Repairs include:
- New front axles - you'll need them now, or soon.
- New rear springs - you'll need them now, or soon.
- Driver's window regulator - they don't last
- Vacuum line cracked
- Belt tensioners (left me stranded on the highway)

Repairs I'm about to do next week:
- Heater blower motor
- Valve cover gasket
- Driver's window regulator (2nd time)
- Front lower control arms/ball joings - you'll need them now, or soon

Everything I've experienced I have read up on and are very common occurences, usually in the 50K-100K mile range. They tend to eat up brakes as well. Had I had the above work done at the dealer, I think I'd be in it for $6K-$8K in repairs. That doesn't include brakes. I was quoted $2K for a brake job at the stealership. Fortunately, I've done all the work myself and I probably have around $1000 in parts.

If you are willing to work on it yourself, then they are great cars to drive and wonderful in the foul weather. We got ours in 2004 with 19K miles on it and have enjoyed it. I always tell people, never buy one out of warranty unless you are willing to turn a wrench.

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:48 PM   #9
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330xi's are great if you live where it snows alot.
they are pretty much the same as the normal E46's except the front diff, transfer case, and the front axles.
all xi's have GM transmission so no broken reverse drum to worry about.
stock suspension is a bit high for better snow clearance.
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