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Old 08-19-2007, 05:15 PM   #1
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Buying an e46

Hey everyone, im looking into buying an e46 somewhere within the years of 1999-2001. I'm looking to spending no more than 16k. Is there anything i should particularity look out for when buying a used e46? is there common problems that occur during certain ranges of kms? ive pasted the links of a few of the cars that im gonna go check out this week...anyone have any thoughts that could help me out?

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/detai...vlotid=1553607

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/detai...vlotid=1448886

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/detai...&vlotid=554299

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/detai...vlotid=1179030

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Old 08-21-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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The 03 325i and the 323ci are by far the best deals out of the lot. But if I were you id put some more money down and get something with a little less kilometers on it.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:36 PM   #3
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kilometers are fine ,mine has almost 250 and still runs like a champ. rear subframe is the biggest issue , make sure you have it checked out by someone you know and trust.make sure you check the carfax , see how many previous owners there were,etc.things are gonna go wrong with any car that age . goodluck bro
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:55 PM   #4
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i would probably go with the 02 325i! for sure i wouldnt go with the 99
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:57 PM   #5
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Hey there,

If you can come up with 2k more, my 2001 330ci is up for sale and most people on the forum can vouch for me and my car in terms of reputation. I am selling it for 18,000.

Here is a link.

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Old 08-22-2007, 02:13 PM   #6
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The 02 is base....no sunroof, etc. Resale value will be garbage on that car. Don't touch the 1999...not worth it. I don't know razkal or his car, but for 2g more, I would rather have his 330...
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:56 PM   #7
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The 02 is base....no sunroof, etc. Resale value will be garbage on that car. Don't touch the 1999...not worth it. I don't know razkal or his car, but for 2g more, I would rather have his 330...

What are you talking about? That 02 seems preety equipped, Xenons, Sun Roof, digital climate control. Are you reading it correctly?
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:29 PM   #8
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Hey there,

If you can come up with 2k more, my 2001 330ci is up for sale and most people on the forum can vouch for me and my car in terms of reputation. I am selling it for 18,000.

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BIG WERD! This 330ci is the best bet..I know this car and I know how he looks after it personally....

also, I wouldnt go with a 323/328 as they are prone to subframe damage...and it a BIG AS$ headache to get it fixed
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I think i'm looking at a 2001 325i right now...the 330ci seems like a great ride, but its just too much money for me, especially with the kms on the car. i want to have something that i can drive for 6-7 years
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:24 AM   #10
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I think i'm looking at a 2001 325i right now...the 330ci seems like a great ride, but its just too much money for me, especially with the kms on the car. i want to have something that i can drive for 6-7 years
Get an 02+ If you don't get a Face Lift sedan you will regret it, they look better and newer.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:25 AM   #11
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I think i'm looking at a 2001 325i right now...the 330ci seems like a great ride, but its just too much money for me, especially with the kms on the car. i want to have something that i can drive for 6-7 years
hey my buddy works at Hogan Chevrolet (toronto), he can get you a good deal on 2003 325i. it has 98000 km on it. I believe it is fully loaded. His name is ANDY,
you can give him a shout at 416-291-5054 if you interested. Tell him Myron sent you.
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What are you talking about? That 02 seems preety equipped, Xenons, Sun Roof, digital climate control. Are you reading it correctly?
sorry...i was looking at the 2000...thats what happens when you look stuff up at work during busy time
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:42 PM   #13
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I really can't tell the difference between the 01 and the 02+ with the "face lift". What exactly did they change in the body styling? I personally think they both look amazing, definatly the best looking 3-series generation.
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I really can't tell the difference between the 01 and the 02+ with the "face lift". What exactly did they change in the body styling? I personally think they both look amazing, definatly the best looking 3-series generation.
the difference is mainly in the head lights (taillights also, but that doesnt matter).....on a sedan its a MUST...on a coupe it can go either way....
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I really can't tell the difference between the 01 and the 02+ with the "face lift". What exactly did they change in the body styling? I personally think they both look amazing, definatly the best looking 3-series generation.

Headlights, Side Markets, Front Bumper, and fog lights. 2002 sedans look exactly like 2005 sedans...but if you get a 2001 It will look like a 99 e46.
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