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Old 02-01-2013, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TannerT View Post
Unless you can really get in and fix thongs yourself and can afford atleast 1 grand in maintenance per year don't get a Bimmer. They really aren't too bad to maintain if you can do all of the work yourself. They really are not bad to work on. Mine is my 3rd car and by far the easiest to work on. Be prepared for cooling system and suspension atleast. Then probably CCV and VCG read the e46 wiki to get a feel for what problems you may run into. Like has been stated about BMs are not the kind of car you service once a year by changing oil air filter and spark plugs. I have my hood up every weekend just trying to find things to fix before they go caput

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Tanner i dont know if youve looked at the OP's post history, but hes had an e46 for a little while now and seems to have nothing but trouble with it. I dont know why he is considering another one at this point.


Im sure youve been told this before, but why dont you just get a good cheap economy car for now while you finish school? I drove my first car through college before i paid cash for my BMW, and even then i should have had more money stashed away for repairs. My car also got the crap beat out of it at school in the small crappy parking lots and drunk kids who have no respect for other peoples property, so i glad i didnt have a nice car then.

At your age you need to spend your time chasing girls and making questionable choices, not stressing and working on your car every other weekend!
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