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Old 07-24-2018, 03:53 PM   #1
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Question what should I look for in a 330i?



I'm interested in getting a 330i. The e46 seems to have a wide year span (98-05) so I was wondering if there is specific year/s I should look for. Maybe things I should look out for and avoid.

I'm not familiar with the 3 series, so I was wondering what are the common issues with these models, if there are any that are specific to this series. I do have an e39 530i I would assume engine they should be similar.

Maybe some of you can kind of give me an overview, mileage, price - good, bad, ugly - what should I look for while shopping around? Any advice is appreciated.

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They are just like an E39 530i, just about the same amount of issues. Rust, abuse and neglect are its worst enemies. If you want a 330 you are limited to 2001 to 2005. 2001 is the only year of the Pre-facelift model, 2002 to 2005 are slightly different body wise. Key is to get a clean well maintained one, not the Kijiji special.
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Thanks for your reply.

so from 2002 its just cosmetic changes? nothing mechanically.
You recommend staying away from kijiji? lol HOW DO I track a clean one down?? I live in the Windsor area and selection locally is quite limited, predominately american cars are driven around here, so its making the search a little more difficult. I'm willing to drive if its worthwhile. What kind of mileage and price i should look at average? I don't want to go overboard on the 3 as it will be a drive to work car for my husband and I'm also looking for a e39 530 or 540.

Any tips on where I should look?? Any help appreciated in this search
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Thanks for your reply.

so from 2002 its just cosmetic changes? nothing mechanically.
You recommend staying away from kijiji? lol HOW DO I track a clean one down?? I live in the Windsor area and selection locally is quite limited, predominately american cars are driven around here, so its making the search a little more difficult. I'm willing to drive if its worthwhile. What kind of mileage and price i should look at average? I don't want to go overboard on the 3 as it will be a drive to work car for my husband and I'm also looking for a e39 530 or 540.

Any tips on where I should look?? Any help appreciated in this search
It's getting harder and harder! The local GTA Kijiji selection is a S#%t show! Most cars are misrepresented to the next level...In your area should be OK. Good ones usually keep their value, so look at some with a higher price tag.
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