- Many will say you can buy an E46 for $8K... I wouldn't touch a single 3Series E46 under $10K.
- Comparing a Camry to a BMW E46 will be a night and day difference in cost of repairs.
- Stupid things go wrong on these BMW's.
- You want to you buy your parts from the States, not local places.
- The motor will keep going, but other things will fail!!!!
I've bought High End Jap cars around the same time as my BMW.
The high end Jap car, during the same duration and KM, had way way way less repairs than the BMW.
The 3Series is the most reliable.
(i've had E36's, E46's, E92's.... way more repairs than my Daily Jap Cars... high end ones)