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Old 12-19-2012, 07:33 PM
alpinweiss alpinweiss is offline
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Mein Auto: E46, E83, E90 (all MT)
The E90 328i LCI is one of the most reliable cars ever built by BMW, especially those built late in the model run. (Full disclosure: I own a 2011 E90 328i.) It would be hard to estimate the life of your BMW, since there are not a lot of equivalent cars with very high mileage yet. I would think 200k miles is a reasonable expectation, but that is just my opinion.

How to make your BMW last longer? Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. Ignore the extended oil change intervals (15k), and change your engine oil every 5k miles (or at least every 7.5k miles). Also ignore the concept of "lifetime" fluids. Change them regularly. Get a copy of Mike Miller's (BMW Car Club) recommended maintenance schedule.

Finally, join the BMW Car Club.

Congratulations on your new BMW!

E46, E83, E90 (all with three pedals)
F25 (missing third pedal)
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