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Old 10-06-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ctuna View Post
If you haven't done your research there are other things that a lot of people don't regard as improvements
such as.
Run Flat tires with no spares.
The cost and procedure for changing a battery .
This is not unique to the model years the OP is considering but applicable to all E9x model cars.

Originally Posted by ctuna View Post
I think the e9x series has more design flaws than the e46 or more serious ones at least.
valve ticking, head bolt breakage on the NA models.
I would say the opposite. While E9x doesn't have the history the E46 does it appears to be a more reliable car. The valve and head bolt issues were limited to the 2006 model year vehicles if memory serves correctly and, in my observation, weren't wide spread (like the HPFP issue of the 335).
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