Originally Posted by Axxe
They aren't THAT bad. 6 cylinder is more reliable (no v8 specific issues like valley pan gasket and intake gaskets), cooling system is the same issue as all mid 90's up bmw, tranny issues aren't as common as most say it is, and electrical is hit and miss.
Early ones are. Gotta go for the face lift ones to get away from most of those issues.
I did a lot of digging on Xoutpost when I was looking at a 4.6IS.