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Old 11-04-2013, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Advice on 00 323i

First off Ive never owned a BMW but have always liked the look of them. I am a mechanic and will have no problems adapting to these cars from my daily domestic/Asian service. I have found a 00 323i with a 180k on it. It has a bad trans and they are asking $1500 for it. Whats the typical lifespan of these cars? assuming you maintain it. Would this be a wise investment with the mileage? Haven't looked at it in person yet but seller gives 7/10 for the interior and exterior condition.

Also I want my wife to drive this thing and am a little concerned about the RWD part of it. How do these handle in the winter?

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If it has a bad transmission then walk away from it. Its not worth it. Their are much better examples out their.

Normally they should last a lot longer then 180k. Mine has 268k on it right now and still drives fine. If the transmission is blown on that one then they were obviously beating on it pretty hard, or not maintaining it. Find one with maintenance records proving that it has been serviced.

RWD is fine as long as you get Winter tires for it. I ran Nokian Hakkepalitias (sp?) on my E36 for a couple years and they were fantastic. If your wife is going to drive it dont cheap out on her safety. Get winters.
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