Service at the dealership was attentive and considerate. I recently tested a Cayman S - also an excellent car, but a bit rough and loud for a daily driver. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. I liked the older body style more than the newer one that came out in '06, mainly because I like the proportions and lines. That translates to 6-8 hours of work on a single door. Did you do the coolant system replacement yourself? Did the 2006+ 3 series really get that much better in terms of reliable components? This is just related to the coolant system: Expansion tank and cap. If this car were a sweet brunette I would take her everywhere and buy her everything.
If you want a general non-bias reporting of issues check out carsurvey. The Prius was ready for a test drive. It's not a rocket but a well balanced sports car. Today I am getting new spark plugs. At this vintage E46 , it's also very easy to do the maintenance myself. I'm on the Mike Miller old-school maintenance program. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
After I get home today, I will give you a total price for all the work that's been done. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. But do check out the wiki, it's given me mod ideas angel eyes as of last tuesday!!! I didn't feel pushed or obligated to buy like some dealerships make you feel. I leave all of my records at the shop. I will be very honest. As sim said, if something is going to fail first, it will be the coolant system. It is light, eager, and always willing to make the drive entertaining.
Again, the 330Ci seems to be perfectly balanced. It took about 3 hours total to replace both of my front regulators. Did you do the coolant system replacement yourself? Evidently, they know potential trouble spots, and said that while it wasn't a burning issue, they were both about due for replacement, and it would be relatively cheap to replace them and well worth the time and effort since the fan was already removed and all the belts off. But you can't have mine. I understand, but even within warranty which parts are failing or appear to be weak links? So I see that the E46 wiki has listed all sorts of issues identified. He made the whole purchasing process easy, and was helpful to me regarding terms; there were no extra charges or fees hidden in the deal either. Since buying it, here's what I've done -- as preventive maintenance: New expansion tank plus new cap.
I bought a sharp black one with clean lines and an excellent finish. How much would it run if I had to get it done from an indy shop? I'd still much rather own an e46 out of warranty than an e9x. One thing that hasn't been mentioned in this thread that really should be taken care of in the short term i. It is most definitely the ultimate driving machine. I probably would have been very happy with the Infiniti G coupe had I never test driven the 330Ci. Perhaps over time the E9x wiki will become as comprehensive as the E46 wiki.
TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The price range for your 330i looks about right for the perf. Too soon to speak about reliability but reputation is good. It is an excellent balance between luxury and sport. Other cars are simply not as satisfying to drive. It was astonishingly in very good condition, as promised, and he was very knowledgeable about it.
I'm right around 60K miles; I will replace those items every 60K miles from here. This is my fun mid-life crisis ointment right now, and it's made driving really really fun again and has been a real thrill owning. When I check out the car, will it be a easy to see if the tank needs fixing before I buy it? They really worked with me and i felt like i received a great deal. Perhaps over time the E9x wiki will become as comprehensive as the E46 wiki. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know looking for a car. Black leather interior in perfect condition. I was impressed that when I bought mine in for a similar update to MarcusSanDiego's, the only item my Indy shop requested permission to do that I hadn't requested were the idler and tensioner pullies.
Scary how only 1 person in the parts line looked like he actually could check and change the oil; found out he was working on his E30. Fortunately, they're cheap and very easy to replace and can be changed out conveniently at the same time and interval as the belts themselves. They have always considered the 3 series the gold standard in its class. The other was not far from squeaking and making noise. I also replaced two power steering hoses and changed the power steering fluid. Everything works and the vehicle is immaculate. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter.
No-idea how to fix things or don't care since the dealer will fix everything under warranty or they get rid of the car post-warranty. Additionally, we did a brake flush. The E9x is still young compared to the E46 thus there hasn't been nearly as much non-dealer work i. The seat is one of the most comfortable I sit in. Coolant level switch temp sensor. My car is at 58K miles. Adaptive headlights turn with the vehicle providing unrivaled night vision where you need it.