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Stiglitz 11-14-2012 08:05 AM

Another E46
 
2001 325xi 187000, clean, talked em down to 4800. Yay or Nay

heztheone 11-15-2012 04:27 AM

first u need to ask urself this question: do I need an Xi?
if so, then have a thorough checking of the vehicle, it's been down the road a lot. get the maintenance records and read the wiki for the possible maintenance and preventive maintenance.
if u can talk them down a lil further would be better for a car with that age and mileage.
good luck :thumbup:

GLOK1132 11-15-2012 04:40 AM

If its a manual then maybe. If its and auto then I would bet a very important part of my body that the tranny will grenade in another 20k.

SWC 11-15-2012 07:29 AM

I would recommend staying 2002 or newer - facelift, manual, 330.

Stiglitz 11-16-2012 12:11 PM

i need an xi i live in CT and lets just leave it at the rwd didnt make the cut in storm we just had. imho after driving the xi the feel was much better then the 325i i just had with only 110xxx on the clock. and logic tells me for the car to feel that tight and responsive still with that kind of mileage being had only one owner and a dealer trade as well i think it may be a hidden gem. gonna throw it on a lift and have a thorough look at the sub frame and boots etc etc. either way these cars run forever when maintained within service able limits. no?

Stiglitz 11-16-2012 12:12 PM

oh yeah its a manual too and she ****ing pulls

ventsyv 11-16-2012 12:44 PM

Take it to a mechanic, have him check it out mechanically. Special attention on the sub-frame. Plan to put $2k after you get it in filters, fluids, coolant refresh, spark plugs, etc.

jdauria 11-16-2012 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ventsyv (Post 7198707)
Take it to a mechanic, have him check it out mechanically. Special attention on the sub-frame. Plan to put $2k after you get it in filters, fluids, coolant refresh, spark plugs, etc.

This. Subframe check for sure but at that mileage it probably would've happened already.


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