Originally Posted by e46freak
My bit of advice would be to stay away from the early e46s (1999-2001) because they had very expensive rear subframe issues. From what I understand all e46s have a problem with the cooling system. I would look for a manual just because they are more fun and more reliable than autos.
Just look on the water pump, thermostat, expansion tank as consumables and replace at 60k, radiator and hoses at 120k.
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Last edited by llando88; 01-03-2013 at 07:45 PM.