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Old 01-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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02 325iT - True cost to Own

Hello All,

I've had my 02 325iT for a few months now and I started to keep track of everything to see the true cost of ownership of an old e46.

I've made a spreadsheet here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...U9mbHptU3E2OVE

I will be keeping track of the ODO at each fill up, something I didn't do until now.

I hope this helps someone with their car buying; to see the actual running cost of an old e46.

Thanks
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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Hello All,

I've had my 02 325iT for a few months now and I started to keep track of everything to see the true cost of ownership of an old e46.

I've made a spreadsheet here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...U9mbHptU3E2OVE

I will be keeping track of the ODO at each fill up, something I didn't do until now.

I hope this helps someone with their car buying; to see the actual running cost of an old e46.

Thanks
register on fuelly.com to track gas consumptions
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip.
I should really ease off the gas.

I've averaged 12.6 l/100Km over 5800 Kms
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip.
I should really ease off the gas.

I've averaged 12.6 l/100Km over 5800 Kms
You should! My 330 got 9.28/100 over 14K, and i dont baby it!
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:36 AM   #5
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what app is that?
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:05 AM   #6
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^^^ Road Trip, i love it...use it on all my vehicles and always know what my stats are.
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Hmm, interesting app! Is it accurate?
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Hmm, interesting app! Is it accurate?
On both my vehicles its almost same as the #'s i get from the OBC...
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Road trip app is the best app and its very accurate (simple algorithm... not that hard to program lol)
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OP u purchased ur vehicle for 5,500? That's cheap as hell. So having said that, some of us spend way more money than you do. Then again, It's a bimmer.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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Hello All,

I've had my 02 325iT for a few months now and I started to keep track of everything to see the true cost of ownership of an old e46.

I've made a spreadsheet here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...U9mbHptU3E2OVE

I will be keeping track of the ODO at each fill up, something I didn't do until now.

I hope this helps someone with their car buying; to see the actual running cost of an old e46.

Thanks
looks close to what I am spending on my car but I would separate wants and needs to a more accurate detail if the car is worth keeping or trading in. Ex. koni struts .. was it more of a mod or did you do it because you needed it to be done and was that the cheapest route.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:55 PM   #12
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I would separate wants and needs to a more accurate detail if the car is worth keeping or trading in. Ex. koni struts .. was it more of a mod or did you do it because you needed it to be done and was that the cheapest route.
I agree, your figures are slightly skewed due to your wants...Also, I doubt that it is necessary to include car washes in your ledger...cost of ownership should include associated repair costs...
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Why didn't you get the wiper inserts (rubber part only) from Endras?

I like your table though I am going to set the same thing up for my 540.
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Why didn't you get the wiper inserts (rubber part only) from Endras?

I like your table though I am going to set the same thing up for my 540.


I did that with my 540 and decided to sell it when I saw cost to own over last 4 years!
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I did that with my 540 and decided to sell it when I saw cost to own over last 4 years!
I'm on my second 540i so I'm a lost cause... But yeah the first six months of my first 540 were brutal. So far I'm at $600 for #2. I'm doing as much DIY as possible.
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