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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by Live_the_Curves@Jan 6 2005, 11:06 PM |
325i or a 328i. You will be much more happier.
| Originally posted by Delmarco@Jan 6 2005, 11:34 PM |
Okay, I drive a 1995 318i and I bought it last june with 130,000 miles on it and as of now I've put 10,000 miles on it of driving on a few Northeastern trips (NY to Maine, NY to Philadelphia, DC, NJ) and daily driving in NYC. I paid $5,500 for it at an Auction in NJ and I checked everything I could find. The carfax was lean as a whistle but after I paid for the car I found out I needed to replace fuel air mass sensor and brake pads and air bag switch and cowl trim, coolant flush, fluids replacement and check and I got new tires and 16 inch alloy rims and I updated my OBC and installed a keyless alarm w/ remote start and in total I ended up paying about $3,000 extra just for intial diagnosis and maintenance (At the BMW dealership) and to get my car driving right and looking good. Since then 10,000 miles and 6 months ago of daily driving thru sun, rain, snow, ice , way below freezing temps I have never had any problems or emergencies of any kind. Everything in my car works fine because I care for it and keep stuff good before bad happens. In fact, I expected more maintenance but I barely do anything more than put gas in her and check my tire pressures. I also hand wash her weekly and that is it...
Also I've spent about $1000 to $1500 on mods and painting my bumpers and stuff. And I want to update my interior to sport leather and get OEM Euro Projector lights to replace the American plastic OEM soon this is like another $1500 within the next few months.....
For little things like interior trim stuff and some parts EBAY is the best and quickest place to pick stuff up...its also the cheapest if your lucky and the riskiest if you're not cautious.
Also sites like Bavauto, RealOem.com have good stuff and deals.
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