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Old 03-18-2013, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ladderman View Post
This has nothing to do with your post. I was impressed with the mileage on your 2003 -325.
My wife has a 325 cic with 84 K mi on it, she is not a car person but loves this automobile. I have been hit hard in the last year with repairs, (indy). Starter, alternator, etc. Water pump is original and I'm thinking of replacing it before the summer to avoid trouble. Do you do your own repairs? Any suggestions for me? I know my wife would like to keep this car another 10 years, Thanks.
Not sure what to recommend. I use an indy (don't do any repairs myself). The car is quite expensive to maintain -- probably $2K - $4K in maintenance each year depending on miles driven (I used to do about 25K miles a year). Yours seems to be very low mileage, so I would think it would tend to the lower end of that range. The mechanic had suggested replacing the entire cooling system at ~120K because he said a lot of the parts/hoses are plastic and they are susceptible to cracking -- that was perhaps the most expensive preventative non-scheduled piece of work I had done.

2014 328i / Liquid Blue / Beige Leatherette / 4 DR / 6 MT / Moonroof / Rear Camera + PDC / Xenons / DHP / 12K+ Miles / Bought 10-16-2013
2003 325i / Gray Green / Beige Leatherette / 4 DR / 5 MT / Moonroof / 219K+ Miles / Bought 12-21-2002 / Sold 10-21-2013
1998 Civic EX / Vogue Silver / Gray / 4 DR / 5 MT / 122K+ Miles / Bought 12-30-1997 / Totaled 08-2002
1988 Sentra / Gray / Gray / 2 DR / 4 MT / 190K+ Miles / Bought 06-1994 @ 120K+ Miles / Died 12-1997
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