Anecdotally, the NA E9x M3 V8 seems to be one of the most reliable BMWs in production
Originally Posted by DJ Scotch
So pretty much you are going for a car out of warranty. Get ready for unexpected visit to BMW service center.
Or take the extended warranty plan if it is available.
OP - Idle control valve failure is a common problem, worth a google search.
Can't spring for an 09? 09 had considerable improvement to idrive system.
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