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SkyylineGTR
07-28-2008, 07:46 PM
How is it? What can I expect if I drive it 4 days a week with roughly 50 miles a week. I heard the cooling system is horrible...How often do i need to replace it?

I also heard the O2 sensors screw up regularly...how often?


I'm 18, play basketball(maybe college ball), drive to school, gym, other errand runs. My friend told me this would be a perfect car for me.

it would be nice for you guys to share you experiences with these things :)

This is the M3 i'm looking at right now..
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/car/770073401.html

Mr.///Matt
07-30-2008, 08:29 AM
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/766940958.html

IMHO... get that... lol

e30e
07-30-2008, 10:40 AM
If you can't work on cars yourself don't get any bmw without a warranty unless you got the funds, moral to any bmw owner.

Mr.///Matt
07-30-2008, 11:17 AM
if you can't work on cars yourself don't get any bmw without a warranty unless you got the funds, moral to any bmw owner.
+++++111

Mufflerman
07-31-2008, 11:34 AM
Remember guys, expensive maintenance is all relative. Find a good independant repair facility and it won't hit you that hard. For 10-15K you can't buy a car that is more fun to drive that doesn't have any serious issues. Make sure the one you buy has the cooling system reciepts for the service or bargain the price down for the cost of doing it right away. A few other things can be window regulators, AC service, outside door handles, pixels on the dash and computer, and sometimes cat problems. In the whole scheme of things this car is pretty easy to own if you factor in the fun to dollar ratio.

e30e
07-31-2008, 01:01 PM
In the whole scheme of things this car is pretty easy to own if you factor in the fun to dollar ratio.

This is how I value woman too :thumbup: